The Victoria Falls Traveller is your travel guide to visiting the Victoria Falls in Africa, giving information on where the waterfall is, the weather forecast, showcasing the activities and offering many facts and information on this natural landmark. The Falls, the town and surrounding national parks have many sights, activities and attractions to make your stay a memorable one.
The variety of accommodation available offers a price range and style of holiday that will allow you to find something that suit you and your budget. Types of accommodation range from five-star hotels to self-catering lodges, backpacking and camping. The wildlife parks showcase the wide variety of Zimbabwean animals and allow you to experience the unspoilt natural bush that is Africa.
The attractions in this adventure capital of Southern Africa rival any adrenaline activities you will find anywhere in the world. The waterfall lies on one of the longest african rivers in the world, the Zambezi River, which then carves its way through the earth creating deep gorges for the tumbling water to wend its way through. The gorges create Class 5 rapids providing some of the best whitewater rafting in the world with the Bridge hosting the unrivalled 111m bungee jump into the gorge below. The Bridge also offers you a stunning view of the falls. There is a host of exciting excursions to do on the Zambezi River upstream, over the gorges, in the surrounding National Parks and in the Town.
Visiting this heart-stopping sight of natural beauty is a trip of a lifetime that will create unrivalled memories for you to take home. Experiencing this amazing force of nature is an experience you will never forget.
Victoria Falls Africa – Information and Facts
This amazing destination is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World and is protected as a Unesco World Heritage Site. This beautiful and awe-inspiring natural phenomenon is found on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, where the fourth largest river on the African continent, The Mighty Zambezi River, plummets over the knife-edge of the gorge. This almighty cascade of water creates one of the world’s greatest attractions, the largest waterfall in the world. By the time the Zambezi River reaches the waterfall, the river is over 1,708 metres wide with the waterfall reaching a height of 108 metres at its highest point. The falls has been described as the largest curtain of falling water on the planet.
By visiting the falls, you will be viewing one of the most amazing places of interest in Africa that was discovered by David Livingstone. The famous explorer was shown the waterfall by the local tribe in the area, who called it “Mosi-oa-Tunya” – The Smoke That Thunders, after the incredible mist and spray the waterfall generates by falling into the abyss of the gorge.
The gorges are a spectacular sight with the boiling waters from the waterfall flowing through the zigzagging series of 5 gorges. These were created by millions of tonnes of water eroding the soft sandstone between the hard basalt cracks and creating a series of different waterfalls over the millennia.
The Devils Cataract is the start of a new fissure being eroded by the turbulent waters over the falls, which will eventually create a new waterfall, thus creating a new gorge.