The smoke that thunders between Zambia and Zimbabwe

One of the world’s most breath-taking waterfalls can be found on the unique continent called Africa. It is, in actual fact, the greatest curtain of falling water in the world. This spectacular wonder from Mother Nature is called the Victoria Falls and it most definitely deserves a spot on your African Bucket List. Previously known by locals as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ that translates into “the smoke that thunders”.

The tranquil and placid Zambezi slowly flows along until it reaches the wide basalt cliff where it suddenly comes crashing down in the most amazing way.

There are a number of different accommodation options. The Victoria Falls also offers a wide variety of activities and more than enough lookout points to ensure guests can experience the Victoria Falls from whichever view they prefer.

The Waterfront in Zambia offers tranquil accommodation on the river. The views are amazing and there are few places where you can witness a more spectacular sunset. It`s also a birders paradise with tons of species all around.

the waterfront

Taita Falcon Lodge is definitely not the lodge for you if you have a fear of heights. If you are however seeking the most amazing view of the gorges and Zambezi River from high above, this is the lodge for you. It is situated 11 kilometres away from the falls and in my opinion is a hidden gem. It is perched 230m above the Zambezi River on the edge of the Batoka Gorge. Each spacious chalet is en-suite with its own private garden and outdoor shower, bathroom with the shower running hot and cold water, toilet, and mosquito nets. This is pure luxury and privacy.

If you are someone who has a thing for adrenaline, bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls should definitely be on your bucket list. This will definitely be your first time flying through mid-air and the cools spray of the Zambezi River.

bungee v itoria falls

Definitely plan a trip to the Victoria Falls, you will not regret it.

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