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VICTORIA FALLS TRAVEL  GUIDE 2020

World's Biggest Waterfall

Victoria Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to the world's biggest waterfall. It's also an adventure lovers playground with bungee jumping, white water rafting, zip lining, wildlife safaris, romantic river cruises, tiger fishing and more. 

Vic Falls Map

Victoria Falls is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe on the might Zambezi River.

  • World's Largest Waterfall

  • White Water Rafting

  • Wildlife Safaris

  • River Cruises

  • Tiger Fishing

  • Cultural Experiences

Victoria Falls Weather

High / Low Temperatures

86°/66°

30°/19°

JAN

86°/66°

30°/19°

FEB

77°/44°

25°/7°

JUL

83°/50°

29°/10°

AUG

86°/64°

30°/18°

MAR

85°/58°

30°/15°

APR

90°/58°

32°/15°

SEP

93°/65°

34°/18°

OCT

82°/51°

28°/10°

MAY

78°/45°

25°/7°

JUN

91°/67°

33°/19°

NOV

87°/66°

31°/19°

DEC

Victoria Falls Activities

Victoria Falls is an adventure lover and thrill seekers playground with a wide variety of activities right on your doorstep. 

Victoria Falls is the world's biggest waterfall. In the high season more water goes over the edge of the falls in 3 days than the entire New York yearly water supply, that's an immense amount and a site to behold!

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The mighty Zambezi River is home to some of the best 3 - 5 star white water rafting in the world. The river provides routes for beginners and seasoned adrenaline junkies alike, with guided tours daily. 

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Live life on the edge of The Falls in the low rainfall season in the notorious Devil's Pool. The pool is seasonal based on water flow as in the high season you'd get washed over the edge, so make sure to schedule your stay accordingly. 

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The Victoria Falls bridges offer some of the highest Bungee jumping and zip lining decks in the world, as you launch into the canyon over the rivers below with your adrenaline sky rocketing, creating a lifetime memory. 

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The sunset cruises on the Zambezi River provide the perfect setting to unwind after an adventure packed day in the Falls. You can cruise on the Wild Horizons boat or arrange a private cruise on a smaller, more intimate vessel. 

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Enjoy wildlife safaris in the neighbouring Hwange and Chobe National Parks where large elephant populations roam freely. Privately guided tours leave daily in open top 4x4 vehicles for easy animal and bird viewing. 

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Victoria Falls Accommodation

Victoria Falls has an excellent selection of luxury four and five star accommodation. The 6 lodges below represent our favourites and we strongly recommend you choose from these as their standards of service are consistently high.

Thorntree

Thorntree River Lodge is a Five-Star property operated by the And Beyond group and is located on the Zambian side of the Falls. 

The eight tented rooms and four family units blend seamlessly into the beautiful river setting with large wooden decks for viewing areas over the lodge. Thorntree is ideally situated for river cruises, village visits, fishing and visits to the Livingston Museum.

Royal Chundu

Voted as the 4th best resort in Africa and the 9th best in world by Conde Naste traveler's, Royal Chundu is a five star luxury lodge located on the Zambian side of  Victoria Falls. 

Royal Chundu is Zambia's first and only Relais & Chateaux property and features two lodges, a river lodge and an island lodge. 

Victoria Falls River Lodge

Victoria Falls River Lodge is the first private game lodge to be built in the Zambezi National Park and is located on the banks of the Zambezi River, offering a luxury all-inclusive accommodation package. 

Accommodation at Vic Falls River Lodge is either in luxury tented-style or private island treehouse suites with spectacular views of the surrounds.  

Stanley & Livingstone

Located on the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls, this Top 30 Rated African Lodge is surrounded by the tranquility of a natural nature reserve and only 15 minutes from the Falls. 

The boutique hotel is an excellent choice for family accommodation in Vic Falls with amenities like a garden swimming pool, complimentary wifi, Mack & Madi Kids Adventure explorers and more. 

Old Drift Lodge

Ideally located on the banks of the Zambezi River in the Zambezi National Park is another expertly operated safari lodge by the And Beyond Group. 

Old Drift Lodge provides spectacular views from the 10 double suits and four family suites, with contemporary features fusing the elegance of indoor / outdoor living. 

Mpala Jena

Mpala Jena is an exquisite tented camp operated by the Great Plains Conservation group and is situated in a private concession within the Zambezi National Park, overlooking a prisitne stretch of the Zambezi River. 

The camp is named after the spring line that runs through the heart of the concession, attracting an abundance of wildlife year-round. 

Vic Falls Prices

from

$167

per person sharing nightly, B&B

from

$287

per person sharing nightly, All Inclusive

Victoria Falls FAQ's

Victoria Falls is one of Africa's most popular destinations and the perfect destination for 2-3 nights after a Kruger Park Safari. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. 

1. In what country is Victoria Falls located?

Victoria Falls is located in the Livingstone region on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe in Southern Africa. The Zambia side is perhaps more popular and easy to access but both offer excellent access to the falls and superb luxury accommodation. 

2. What is the best month to visit Victoria Falls?

Victoria Falls is a year-round destination and the best time to visit depends on what you want to do. For example, if you want to see the Falls at their most powerful then you want to visit after the heavy summer rains. The downside is the spray makes photographic opportunities up close more difficult and you can't enter Devil's Pool. The low flowing months may not offer as thunderous an experience, but you can experience Devil's Pool and capture more intimate photos of the mighty Falls. 

3. How much does it cost to visit Victoria Falls?

The standard visitors entrance fee to Victoria Falls is $30 for international visitors. Accommodation will range from $167 to over $1,000 per person nightly, depending on the level you choose. You can get luxury four star for a little under $200 and go up to the best 5 star accommodation in a private villa for a little over $1,000 per night, all-inclusive.