Victoria Falls, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, is a mile-wide gorge where the mighty Zambezi River roars over a ledge and drops 400 feet to the valley floor below. Victoria Falls itself can be viewed from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and the falls are part of two national parks, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia and Victoria Falls National Park in Zimbabwe.
To take advantage of the time of year, experience holidays to Victoria Falls during the rainy season from March to May, when the falls are at their most impressive. During this time 500 million litres of water plummets over the edge into the Zambezi River. The name Mosi-oa-Tunya (Smoke that Thunders) comes from the incredible amount of spray that the falls generates. This shoots up to 1000 feet into the sky and can be seen 20 miles away! If you are at the falls during the dry season (September to December) it is definitely worth taking a look from the Zimbabwean side, which will still be quite spectacular despite less water flowing.
From the Zimbabwean side you can simply walk down to the park entrance from the town of Victoria Falls. There are well-marked paths and many viewing points. You don't need a guide or tour; just enjoy the spectacle at your own leisure. You can visit the Falls from both sides, there is a border post you can cross quite easily and day passes are given out so you don't need to get a visa in advance.
There are numerous activities on offer at the Victoria Falls including flights over the Victoria Falls in a helicopter or micro light, cultural village visits, shopping, bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge, jet boating, white water rafting, sundowner cruises, horseriding, and wildlife viewing.
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