Massive, imposing and humbling. Locals call this Natural Wonder of the World “Mosi-oa-Tunya” – The Smoke that Thunders.
As waters from The Mighty Zambezi River fall 108m into a 1737m wide chasm, over 550 million litres per minute of water create a spray, which can rise to over 400m high. Visible from up to 50km away, this spray creates a unique microclimate– a rainforest – that is completely different from the surrounding environment.
The Victoria Falls National Park adjoins the Zambezi National Park and together, these game reserves are home to a variety of species of African game, including the Big Five. Elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and White Rhino reside in 56 000 hectares of pristine wilderness, with only baobab trees and giraffe to break up the horizon. Zebra, antelope, African Wild Dog, hyena, hippo and more traverse this region of the African bushveld, which is known for its incredible game viewing, game sighting and photographic opportunities.
Victoria Falls town is a blend of local culture, colonial elegance, rugged adventure and wild, natural beauty. It is not unusual to stumble upon a warthog grazing on grass shoots in the middle of Victoria Falls town – even elephant have been seen strolling down the Main Road in Vic Falls town!
Accommodation at Victoria Falls is varied and spans everything from backpackers and campsites to 5-Star luxury lodges, guesthouses, resorts and elegant hotels such as the iconic Victoria Falls Hotel.
Can you hear the thunder? Victoria Falls is calling you.