Victoria Falls on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia is among the Seven Wonders of the World known to man. It’s known the world over as the largest curtain of falling water anywhere else because is stretch more than 1.7 kilometres wide and it’s twice the height of the Niagra Falls. The falls are part of the mighty Zambezi River on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Locally the Victoria Falls are called ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ which literally means ‘Smoke that Thunders’. The famous early European explorer David Livingstone named the falls on Zambezi River after Queen Elizabeth. Victoria Falls is among the awe inspiring places on earth that have been declared by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. The fall comprises of a series of five separate falls namely; The Devils Cataract, Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Rainbow Falls and finally the Eastern Cataracts The Devils Cataract is particularly popular with many a traveller who visit the falls as one can swim to the edge of the falls and look down without being pulled by the raging currents.
Between September and December is the best time to swim in the Devils Cataract as the waters are low. The Victoria falls is an amazing avenue for a wide variety of adrenaline pumping safari activities such as; bungee jumping, white-water rafting on Zambezi River, helicopter flights, safari photography, sunset cruises on Zambezi river, fishing expeditions, game drives, elephant-back safaris in the nearby parks and games reserves.
At TravelBuddyAfrica we can organize made to order Victoria Falls safaris that include adventure wildlife safaris to neighbouring holiday safari destinations such as Botswana’s top destinations like Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta, and Savuti. In Zambia we can combine a visit to Victoria Falls with destinations such as Luangwa and Kafue National Parks wildlife safaris. Big Five safaris are quite impressive offering excellent opportunities to spot elephants, lions, buffalo, leopards and rhinos.