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; Great 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

The Kingdom at Victoria Falls

The Kingdom at Victoria Falls is a modern and luxurious resort, situated within Victoria Falls town. The resort’s convenient central location means that it the perfect destination for travellers wanting to experience the myriad adventure and safari activities available on offer in the Victoria Falls region. Look out for the Big 5 on game drives or boating safaris on the…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Elephant Hills Resort, Vic Falls

Elephant Hills Resorts is located on the bank of the mighty Zambezi River in Zimbabwe, just a few kilometres upstream of the world-famous Victoria Falls. The resort is a luxurious oasis among the surrounding wilderness. It is also the ideal base from which to enjoy the exciting range of adventure and safari activities on offer in the Victoria Falls region.…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Greenfire Lodge Victoria Falls

Greenfire Lodge Victoria Falls is located just outside the adventure town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The lodge provides comfortable, affordable accommodation near the area that is known as "Africa's Adventure Capital". Besides visiting the spectacular, world-famous Falls, guests can enjoy a host of adventure activities, including white-water rafting, bungee jumping, jet boating, helicopter flights over the Falls and river…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Tours and Activities in Victoria Falls

Best of Zambia – East to West Tour

Visits the great parks of Zambia; Excellent and diverse game-viewing; Camping in the wild; Victoria Falls adventure activities

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Duration: 17 days / 16 nights
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Best of Zimbabwe Tour

Excellent game-viewing; Amazing Great Zimbabwe Ruins; Relaxing hot springs; Accommodated or camping options

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Duration: 5 Days, 4 Nights
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.
Recent Sightings
Where

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