Victoria Falls: See what angels must gaze upon in their flight
‘Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by Angels in their flight’ These are the immortal words of explorer David Livingstone, the first European explorer to lay eyes on Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Livingstone named the falls for his queen, but the local name is Mosi-oa-Tunya, or ‘Smoke that Thunders’, reflecting the awesome power of Victoria Falls. For all its delicate beauty the thunderous power is also immediately apparent: this is the world’s largest sheet of falling water.
On the southern bank of the Zambezi, the town of Victoria Falls is a hotspot for a wide range of action-packed activities centred on what CNN named one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Let us arrange enchanting airborne sightseeing trips, called ‘The Flight of the Angels’, that you can take by either helicopter, light aircraft or even microlight. For thrillseekers, there’s a nerve-wracking bungee jump over the river, or for those who want to really feel the force of the water there is one of the planet’s most challenging stretches of white water.
After all that excitement, thrills and spills you'll be comforted to know that your bespoke tour of Victoria Falls will offer you a selection of superb accommodation to relax in, from classic colonial hotels to stylish private camps. Here you'll fall asleep with the sound of one of Africa’s extraordinary natural icons in your ears.