Victoria Falls is the world’s biggest waterfall and a recommended destination for visitors to Southern Africa. The Victoria Falls luxury accommodation guide below features the best hotels and lodges in the area. For more information on when is the best time to visit Victoria Falls, see the info guide thereafter.
This Edwardian-style hotel was built in 1904 by the British to accommodate workers on the Cape-to-Cairo railway. Today it is a luxury hotel boasting dramatic views of the gorges and the magnificent Victoria Falls.
The Hotel is a member of “The Leading Hotels of the World” and is situated on the Zimbabwean side of the falls. Victoria Falls Hotel provides luxury accommodation via 161 rooms and suites, blending elegant style, glamour and sophistication. This gets our top vote for best Victoria Falls luxury accommodation near the Falls.
The Royal Chundu Lodge in Zambia is set on a private stretch of the Zambezi River roughly 30 kilometres upstream from the Victoria Falls.
Royal Chundu is a five-star luxury masterpiece and the only lodge that does not share its waterways with other Zambian operators. The ten magnificent riverfront suites have thatched roofs, which blend with the surroundings, each of which opens onto a private deck with views of the river.
The Island Lodge is nestled within the exclusivity of Katombora Island and offers guests a luxurious, tranquil getaway, which accommodates up to 6.
Ilala Lodge is a luxury colonial-style lodge offering distinguished, elegant accommodation and is the closest lodge to Victoria Falls. Ilala Lodge consists of 56 suites and rooms, exquisitely designed to create a feeling of privacy.
The upper tier rooms at Ilala Lodge open onto a private balcony, whilst the bottom tier rooms lead out to the manicured gardens. All rooms are spacious with teak furnishings to enhance the laid-back African ambience and atmosphere. Ilala Lodge is an excellent choice if you're looking for Victoria Falls luxury accommodation as its proximity to the falls and value for money are tough to beat.
If you ask a safari expert about the best time to visit Victoria Falls, you probably won’t get a straight answer. Why? Because although it's a great year-round destination, the ‘best’ time depends on what’s most important to you. From romantic luxury to adrenalin sports, the Victoria Falls has something to entice and delight everyone. The Main Falls are the highest, widest sheet of continually falling water in the world – twice as high as Niagara Falls and about 500 metres wider. Below are the best times to visit the Falls. Contact an expert for more information the Victoria Falls Luxury Accommodation.
This is when the Victoria Falls is at its thundering best, during the height of the rainy season. During peak flood season the entire yearly water consumption of New York City goes over the Falls every three and a half days.
This is the peak season at Victoria Falls and the start of the dry season when the water levels start to drop. Less spray means better pictures and this is also a great time to combine a safari in the Chobe National Park.
The Victoria Falls are at their lowest this time of the year and this gives you a chance to see the rock gorge as well as high season for white water rafting adventures. You can also swim in the legendary Devils Pool, located at the face of the Falls.
The Victoria Falls area offers a wide range of activities from guided tours of the waterfall to helicopter rides, bungee jumping, white water rafting, tiger fishing, sunset cruises, Zambezi safaris, cultural visits and several luxurious accommodation spots along the Zambezi.
The Victoria Falls is located in southern Africa on the mighty Zambezi river at the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. It is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Victoria Falls were named in honour of Queen Victoria of Britain by the legendary explorer and Scottish missionary, David Livingstone. The indigenous Tonga name is Mosi-oa-Tunya which means "The Smoke That Thunders."
The Victoria Falls is not the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, but it is the biggest when you combine these two factors. The combined height of 108 metres (354ft) and width at 1,708 metres (5,604ft) results in the largest falling mass of water anywhere in the world. During the height of the rainy season when the falls are at their peak, the total yearly water consumption of New York City goes over the falls every three and a half days.
To give you an idea of the size of Victoria Falls, it is roughly twice the height of the Niagra Falls in North America and twice as wide as the Horseshoe Falls.
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As previously mentioned the rainy season in the Victoria Falls region is from late November to April, with the annual floods at their peak in April. This is when the falls is at its peak with the spray caused from the falling water reaching up to 800 metres (2,600ft) in height. This spray on a clear day is visible from up to 40km (30mi) away. We have written an informative article with more information on the best time to visit Victoria falls here based on seasons.
One of the most spectacular sightings at Vic Falls is the "moonbow" which can be seen during full moon during the peak rainy season. The moonbow is of course the night time version of a daylight rainbow.
You may be thinking the best time to view Victoria Falls is during the peak of the rainy season but this may not necessarily be true. When the Falls are at their thundering best photo opportunities are difficult as the spray hinders much of your view. During the dry season however photographic opportunities are plentiful and you can also enjoy Devils Pool. Devils Pool is located at the face of the falls but during the peak season you cannot enter it, as the force of the water would of course take you over the edge. The dry season also makes for excellent white water rafting.
Victoria Falls is truly a magical destination with many different activities to entertain couples and families during your stay. We recommend 2-3 days at Victoria Falls and to combine it with a day trip to the nearby Chobe National Park for a safari. For fishing enthusiasts the Zambezi river is home to the world-renowned Tigerfish, an excellent fresh water fighting fish.
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