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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
"Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by Angels in their flight," is how David Livingstone described the breathtaking falls in his diary when he first came across them in 1855. With good reason for the Victoria Falls are one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world: at its peak over 5 million cubic metres of water cascade over a drop of 100 metres. Named by Livingstone in honour of his Queen, the Victoria Falls are perhaps best described by how they are known locally: "Mosi-oa-Tunya" literally meaning "Smoke that Thunders".
The town of Victoria Falls lies on the southern bank of the Zambezi and has become a focal point for action-packed fun including enchanting sightseeing flights over the falls, called 'The Flight of Angels', which can be done by light-aircraft, helicopter and microlight. Those seeking further thrills can bungee-jump over the Zambezi from the Knife Edge Bridge or raft down one of the world's toughest stretches of white water.
Close by there is a wide range of accommodation ranging from classic colonial hotel such as the Victoria Falls Hotel to luxurious camps including The Victoria Falls Safari Lodge.
Livingstone (Zambia) or Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) via Johannesburg
12 hrs 15 mins
GMT+ 2 hrs
Required for UK passport holders
The UNIVISA system (which allowed travellers to enter both Zimbabwe and Zambia using a dual visa) is currently suspended. If you’re travelling between Zimbabwe and Zambia (more than one entry either way), you should get a double entry visa for both countries. Both Zimbabwe and Zambia issue double entry visas at ports of entry.
Yellow fever certificate required if travelling from an endemic area
Best time to travel
Apr-Jun when the water levels are at their greatest at Victoria Falls and large herds of animals can be seen in Hwange National Park.
The best time to travel is between April and June, there is little to no rain and the Falls are at their fullest. These are the winter months therefore temperatures will only peak at around 20°C, although days are clear and bright.
Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:
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