Perhaps Zambia's premier attraction, Victoria Falls is world renowned for its scenic beauty and natural majesty. The Falls and their surrounding area play host to a stunning variety of thrilling activities, luxury hotels and unforgettable experiences. Set along the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, both sides have plenty to offer and afford different, but equally impressive, views of the mighty waterfall.
The history of Victoria Falls lies far beyond their discovery by David Livingstone in 1855, with their existence common knowledge to locals long before Livingstone arrived. However, as the first European to see the enormous waterfall, the area is rife with his namesake; one of the best known recipients being Livingstone Town.
Found just north of the Falls, Livingstone is the obvious gateway to the natural wonder thanks to the town's international airport. Livingstone's small town charisma can lend to a pleasant stay, with a good nightlife and a number of shops and restaurants to meet your needs.
Victoria Falls is, however, the main attraction. Fed by the Zambezi River, the 550 million litres of water that tumble over the 100m precipice is an impressive sight. Known as The Flight of Angels, one of the most invigorating ways to take in the spectacle is with mircolight or helicopter flights, while Livingstone Island and the Devil's Pool also provide a unique perspective. The former is a large island on the edge of the Falls while the latter is a pool formed only at certain times of the year which allows those brave enough to swim, lie, and peer directly over the edge of the Falls.
White water rafting, bungee jumping off of the Victoria Falls Bridge and a huge number of other activities are there to be enjoyed, with some very unique attractions on the roster. Catch the Royal Livingstone Express to experience the Falls by rail, or in the surrounds embark on Zambia's only elephant back safari or walk with lions.
Staying near the action is very much an option. On holidays to Livingstone and Victoria Falls a wide selection of luxury hotels and lodges offer their guests the chance to stay as close to the Falls as possible. Dotted along the Zambezi's course with the smoke and roar of the Falls ubiquitous in the background, they are an experience in themselves.
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Situated 18km upstream from Victoria Falls, The River Club is a charming property styled with Edwardian class on the banks of the Zambezi River. Enjoy sunset cruises, relax in the stunning infinity pool or visit the magnificent Victoria Falls.
From the decking of your spacious tent take in views of the Zambezi River and enjoy a vast array of thrilling activities. Situated in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Victoria Falls is nearby - fly over the waterfall with helicopter flights or take on white water rafting on the Zambezi.
Owning a picturesque setting on one of the most beautiful sections of the Zambezi, relax into living on the banks of the river staying in a private house or a luxury tree house. Enjoy a number of activities, including tours of Victoria Falls and game drives.
This charming colonial property is so close to Victoria Falls, the roar is audible and you can watch the smoke rise into the sky. Delivering strong service and high standards of accommodation from the hotel enjoy a range of activities based around the Falls and the Zambezi River.
Situated just upstream of Victoria Falls, this stunning lodge is set on the banks of the Zambezi River and offers a number of accommodation options. Dine beside the river and take on a number of thrilling activities including game drives, white water rafting and trips to the Falls.
Stanley Safari Lodge is situated a mere 3 kilometres from the magnificent Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world. High levels of service, accommodation and stunning views recommend this excellent property.
An affordable option for exploring Victoria Falls; from the Avani Victoria Falls Resort there are a wide variety of room options available and a host of exciting activities on offer.
A colonial style property resting on the Zambezi's banks, expect an abundance of activities, with Victoria Falls nearby, and comfortable accommodation options: the suites have private jacuzzis.
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