One of Africa's most iconic destinations, the Victoria Falls is found where the Zambezi River plunges 100m over basalt cliffs into the Zambezi gorge below. It is aptly named in local tongue as "The Smoke That Thunders" due to the amount of spray generated, resembling smoke from afar. The immediate area surrounding the Falls is effectively a rainforest, due to the amount of water spraying over the edge. Victoria Falls straddles the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and both sides have buzzing local towns: Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Livingstone in Zambia. This is Africa's adventure capital, where one can go white water rafting, bungee jumping or take helicopter flights over the Falls. For those not looking for the extreme, there is more than enough to keep you busy, from leisurely sunset cruises on the upper Zambezi to overnight canoe and guided game drive safaris. Exceptional Victoria Falls lodges offer a variety of accommodation options near the Falls.

Why we like it

Iconic and awe-inspiring; Excellent Victoria Falls lodges; Incredible adventure activities; Experiencing the breathtaking power of the Falls

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 56 000 Ha
Reserve Type: National Park
Big 5: Yes
Specialist Specie: Elephant
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Livingstone, Victoria Falls

Accommodation in Victoria Falls

Chundu Island

Chundu Island is a private oasis where nothing else seems to exist but the beauty of Zimbabwe’s natural habitat. Private and peaceful, a birdlover’s paradise, abounding with wildlife... Here you will find the best of Africa’s natural offerings, from a seasonal white soft sandy beach and flooded marshes to lush wetlands and open grasslands. Eight spacious palm-thatched en-suite rooms, each…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Chundukwa River Lodge, Livingstone

Chundukwa River Lodge is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, 25km upstream from the Victoria Falls in Zambia. It offers the best of both worlds: while only a 30 minutes’ drive to the Falls, the lodge is tucked away in a quiet riverine wilderness. For those wishing to do Chobe Day trips into Botswana or follow on from…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa

David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa and the Greater Victoria Falls and Livingstone area is a hive of activity throughout the year. Whether you're the adventurous type, a nature lover and prefer to sunbath at the pool with a book, David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa caters for your every Victoria Falls and Livingstone activity need. Accommodation at the David…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Tours and Activities in Victoria Falls

16-day Zimbabwe Tour

Zimbabwe is one of Africa's key wildlife, nature and safari destinations. The landlocked Southern African country is home to the mighty Zambezi River, one of the largest in Africa; the legendary, world-famous Victoria Falls; and several parks and reserves that are sanctuaries for a plethora of large and small game species. The country also features several ancient and historically-significant sites.…

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Duration: 16 days
Budget: Less than $150 p.p.p.d.

24-day Southern Circle Tour

This exciting safari tour takes guests on a 24-day adventure through five Southern African countries, showcasing the best nature, wildlife and adventure destinations each one has to offer. Besides visiting the region’s essential destinations, such as the iconic Victoria Falls and the world-famous Kruger National Park, you will also have the opportunity for a host of other experiences. Encounter the…

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Duration: 24 days
Budget: Less than $150 p.p.p.d.

8-night Zambia Safari Tour

Zambia offers a truly diverse safari experience for adventurers and nature-lovers. This 8-night itinerary includes the spectacular Victoria Falls, the vast South Luangwa, and the Lower Zambezi National Park. The first stop is the jaw-dropping Victoria Falls. Famous worldwide, the mere sight of the Falls is worth the trip. But there are many nature and adventure activities to choose from…

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Duration: 8 nights
Budget: More than $500 p.p.p.d.
Recent Sightings
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Lookout for

Elephant
Hippo
Lion
Leopard
Cheetah
Spotted Hyena
Jackal
Buffalo
Giraffe
Kudu
Wildebeest
Zebra
Sable Antelope
Waterbuck
Eland
Baboon
Crocodile

Key Species

MAMMALS
Elephant
Buffalo
Hippo


BRIDS
African Fish Eagle
Ground Hornbill
Lilac-breasted Roller
Little Bee-eater
Thick-billed Weaver


REPTILES
Nile Crocodile
Water Monitor
African Rock Python


TREES
Wild Date Palm
Baobab
Mahogany


HABITAT TYPES
Riverine
Savannah Woodland
Rainforest


Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 7
Mammals: 8
Birds: 8.5
Reptiles: 8.5
Trees: 9
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