Victoria Falls, known in Zambia as Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders), is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Located between Zambia and Zimbabwe, the Zambezi River widens to 1.7 km and then the full width of the river plunges 108m down into the Zambezi Gorge. The force of the tumbling water, estimated at around 545 million litres per minute during the rainy season, sends clouds of spray up to 500m into the air, sustaining a lush rainforest all around.
Victoria Falls is not the highest or the widest waterfall but it is thought to form the largest sheet of falling water in the world. It is double the height of Niagra Falls in the US and only rivalled in width by the beautiful Iguassu Falls in South America.
Vic Falls is the adventure capital of Africa and an adrenaline junkies paradise! A wide number of adventure activities are focused on the falls and there are endless ways to experience the mighty Zambezi from microlight/helicopter flights over the falls, white-water rafting, canoeing, jet boating or even bungee jumping. Most activities can be done from either side of the Zambezi River – Livingstone in Zambia or Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
To wet your appetite, please find below a selection of our Africa overland journeys and safaris that visit the mighty Victoria Falls.