The magnificent Victoria Falls in Africa is an absolute must-see for any traveler searching for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The falls are located on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe and have a width of more than 1.7 kilometers and a drop of 108 meters. You can hear the tremendous boom of the water crashing over the brink from miles away, and you can see the spray of the falls from even further.

However, Victoria Falls is much more than a natural wonder; it is also a place with a wealth of activities and adventures suitable for tourists of various interests and backgrounds. No matter if you're looking for a heart-pounding adventure, a peaceful time in nature, or a unique photographic opportunity, you'll find it here.

Why Go?

Bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge is an exhilarating way to get your blood pounding if you're seeking a thrill. Envision yourself at the precipice of a bridge, surveying the raging waters below as you make your final decision to jump. A gust of wind whips through your hair as you plummet 111 meters to the lake below, and a surge of adrenaline courses through your body. It's an exciting adventure that you won't soon forget.

There are many alternatives for visitors who would rather not risk falling over the edge of the falls. On the Zambian side of the falls, you can stroll through a verdant rainforest and then admire the spectacular scenery from the Knife-Edge Bridge. Those interested in the geological and cultural importance of the falls can do so on a guided trip that departs from the Zimbabwean side of the border. A helicopter ride over the waterfalls is a must if you want to take pictures of the spectacular scenery. There will be numerous opportunities to take breathtaking photographs as you soar above the falls and the surrounding environment.

However, the Devil's Pool at Victoria Falls is unlike anything else and will leave a lasting impression. There is no other place on earth quite like this natural pool perched on the edge of the waterfall. In case you're feeling particularly daring, you can swim straight up to the edge of the pool and take a peek over the side. It's a hair-raising adventure that's not for the weak of stomach, but those who undertake it will never forget it.

No visit to Victoria Falls is complete without taking in the breathtaking scenery. Experience the beauty of the falls at sunset on a sail down the Zambezi River. Take a guided excursion down the river if you're feeling more daring and feel the adrenaline of navigating class 5 rapids. Wildlife such as hippos and crocodiles are common in the area, and you may be lucky enough to see one or two.

Where to Go?

If you're seeking an exhilarating adventure, the Devil's Pool is an absolute must-see. This naturally formed pool offers a unique vantage point for taking in the stunning views of the waterfalls. Standing on the edge of the falls is an unforgettable experience that's sure to give you chills. For those looking to stay in close proximity to the Devil's Pool, the Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara offers luxurious amenities and breathtaking views of the falls.

For a more tranquil experience, a sunset cruise down the Zambezi River is the way to go. As the African sunsets on the horizon, the calm atmosphere of the river offers a serene backdrop for relaxation. Keep a sharp lookout for exotic animals such as hippos and elephants while sipping on your favorite drink. The Victoria Falls River Lodge is a fantastic spot for those interested in sunset tours. With its eco-friendly atmosphere and abundance of nature-focused activities, such as boat excursions, game drives, and guided walks, it's an excellent place to reconnect with nature.

To get a new perspective on the falls, join a guided tour through the Victoria Falls Rainforest. Along the way, you'll feel the mist from the falls and be able to take in the panoramic views from the various lookout points. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the wonders of nature up close. The Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is ideally situated for those who want to be close to the rainforest. With its peaceful atmosphere, close proximity to the falls, and stunning African sunsets, it's the perfect place to rest and unwind after an eventful day.

When to Go?

There are a few details to remember when organizing your trip, but don't worry—we've got you covered! To begin, realize that you can visit Victoria Falls any time of the year. Yet, the volume of water flowing over the falls is highly variable throughout the year. The months of February through May are ideal for seeing the falls at their fullest and most spectacular. If you've never seen the Zambezi River while it's at its highest level, now is your chance.

If you want to avoid the crowds, though, the dry season (June–August) is the time to go. Because the water is much lower in the winter, you can see the rocky structures just below the surface and get a better overall look at the falls. The water is more stable and predictable, making this an excellent season for extreme sports like bungee jumping and white-water rafting.

Victoria Falls is at its best for birdwatchers during the rainy season (November to March). When the migratory birds arrive, the surrounding bush comes to life with their melodious songs. Seeing some of the more than 400 bird species that call this area home is as easy as going on a guided bird-watching excursion.

It doesn't matter when you visit, there are always fantastic events worth experiencing in the neighborhood. An annual staple in the running community, the Victoria Falls Marathon draws competitors from all over the globe every June. And in late December, for three days, the Vic Falls Carnival hosts a music festival that features some of the top local and international musicians in an unforgettable party.

There is something for everyone at Victoria Falls, whether you want to explore, unwind, or simply take in one of the world's natural beauties. There is so much to see and see that the only question is when you can get there.

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  • Discover the world's biggest waterfalls
  • Take a scenic sunset boat cruise in the majesty Zambezi River
  • Go fishing in the Zambezi River
  • Luxury and private guided Vic-Falls tours & trips
  • Take a helicopter ride to see the waterfalls from the sky
  • Go for a safari at Chobe River Front for a day from Vic-Falls
  • Take a guided tour of a local community
  • Go for a safari at Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park
  • All-inclusive Victoria Falls tour packages from Cape Town & Kruger National Park, South Africa
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