Safari Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls | Safaris I Can See

Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders), is a spectacular waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. While it is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is classified as the largest, based on its width of 1,708 metres (5,604 ft) and height of 108 metres (354 ft), resulting in the world’s largest sheet of falling water, and making it one of the seven wonders of the natural world. Victoria Falls is roughly twice the height of North America’s Niagara Falls and well over twice the width of its Horseshoe Falls. In height and width Victoria Falls is rivalled only by Argentina and Brazil’s Iguazu Falls.

Not only is there the Falls to visit but there is a beautiful National Park on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, with lovely accommodation options to suite all pockets.  In the town itself is a variety of activities, varying from the high adrenaline sports like bungi jumping off the bridge and gorge swing to a visit to an African village or walk round the local markets.  For the historians amoung you there is a very interesting talk and walk around the town by a local guide who provides wonderous tit bits of information on the history of the area.

There are many guest houses, B&Bs, lodges and hotels, some even 5 star, here and you are spoilt for choice.  Lovely restaurants providing the perfect opportunity to taste the local fare or play it safe with the western foods.

Birding enthusiasts will enjoy the hunt to find the areas specialities which include the Schalow’s Turaco, Rock Pratincole, Racket-tailed Roller and the Collared Palm-Thrush.

 

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