Planning Your Trip to Victoria Falls South Africa
Victoria Falls – one of the World’s Seven Natural Wonders is a 350 feet high and 5,600 feet wide waterfall, making it the largest sheet of falling water, twice the height of Niagara Falls.
Interesting Facts about Victoria Falls
It’s local name, Mosi-oa-Tunya means “The Smoke that Thunders” and its common name, “Victoria Falls,” came about when Dr. David Livingstone, a Scottish medical doctor & missionary visited South Africa in 1855 and named it in honor of Queen Victoria of England. This “thundering world wonder” straddles between Zimbabwe and Zambia. If you are planning on a trip to view this nature’s wonder, here’s a quick guide on some of Victoria Falls tours and activities to help you get around and maximise your visit to this spectacular and awe-inspiring beauty.
Activities to Do Around Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls Sightseeing
Be ready to soak it all up. Literally. As you watch these majestic falls during high season, its magnificent water crashing down provides you with a perpetual spray of cool and glistening scattered showers.
According to Fodor’s The Complete Guide to African Safaris, “words can never do justice to these incredible falls and it’s a difficult attraction to fully appreciate in a single visit, as it’s constantly changing.” It’s definitely a must-see and a must-add to your bucket list!
You may find differing views and opinions on which side of the falls (Zimbabwean or Zambian) offers the more picturesque view, Frommer’s says the “Zambian side offers more spectacular vantage point,” while Fodor’s says “the Zimbabwean side offers famously panoramic views.” Since you’ve travelled far enough to see it, why not decide for yourself and check out both sides. You can even take some pictures and present them as your evidence!
Enjoy Safari and Wildlife Activities
Due to the falls’ perpetual drizzle, the surround lush greens teem with wildlife. Venture upstream along Zambezi River by walking or via safari game drive, enjoy some horseback riding through Kalahari forest, walk with the lions and experience them in their natural habitat, or take an elephant back safari in Victoria Falls National Park. You’ll never run out of safari and wildlife activities to do!
Sign Up for Some Adventure Activities
If you’re more of the adventurous type, Victoria Falls’ adventure activities don’t fall short of giving its tourists the thrill. Take an exhilirating dip at Devil’s Pool, popularly known as the world’s ultimate infinity pool, located at the edge of the fall. Abseil 110 meters down and view Victoria Falls up-close. You may also enjoy traversing through the Flying Fox, wherein you’ll be harnessed to a zipline and fly above Zambezi river at 65mph! How about being tossed down a 70m high bridge? Yes, that’s the Gorge Swing adrenaline rush!
Ready for more exhillirating activities? How about a heartstopping bungee jump off Victoria Falls bridge, free falling 360 feet down Batoka Gorge? If you still have energy after that electrifying jump, you may also book for some white-water rafting while you’re at it. However, you must be a competent swimmer or else you aren’t advised to try for safety measure.
There are a lot of activities to keep you pumped up during your trip at Victoria Falls.
Capture Nature’s Beauty via Victoria Falls Scenic Tours
Not in to thrill-seeking activities much? Keep calm and enjoy the scenic views. Scenic Tours are available all year-round, you would inhale all its beauty and wonder. You can book segway tours to discover landmarks and see tourist spots while riding an electric segway. There are also “photography session tours” to get the perfect shot of Victoria falls and other breathtaking views and landmarks, talk about capturing memories! Enjoy the amazing sunset view riding Livingstone Express steam train or a private boat while enjoying a 4-course dinner, now that’s a luxury treat!
There are much much more activities in store for you once you plan to visit Victoria Falls, South Africa. Plan to visit now and do it fast!
About Tamuka Travel
Tamuka Travel offers various Victoria Fall Tours and Packages all year-round. For more information on Victoria Falls Tours, Activities and Packages visit TamukaTravel.co.zw website.