The Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders), the largest curtain of water in the world, is located on the Zambezi River between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world.
The unusual form of Victoria Falls enables virtually the whole width of the falls to be viewed face-on, at the same level as the top, from as close as 200 feet, because the whole Zambezi River drops into a deep, narrow slot-like chasm, connected to a long series of gorges. Few other waterfalls allow such a close approach on foot.
Mosi-oa-Tunya is the name used by the local people and Victoria Falls is the later name given by Scottish explorer Dr. David Livingstone.
Many of Africa’s animals and birds can be seen in the immediate vicinity of Victoria Falls, and the continent’s range of river fish is also well represented in the Zambezi, enabling wildlife viewing and sport fishing to be combined with sightseeing.
Activities include touring the falls, boat trips on the Zambezi River, birding walks, game drives and game viewing on elephant back in the Mosi oa Tunya Park. For the more adventurous, there are microlight and helicopter flights over the Falls, white water rafting, kayaking and bungee jumping.
Safaris to this area:
In addition to the following safaris, we can create a customized safari for you.
The Great Wilderness Journey
10 nights/11 days – Discoverer Tented Safari
Okavango Delta, Linyanti Concession, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls
Wings over Northern Botswana and Victoria Falls
7 nights/8 days – Luxury Tented Safari
Okavango Delta, Linyanti/Chobe waterways, Victoria Falls
Botswana Classic Explorer
8 nights/9 days – Adventurer Safari
Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta