Holidays to Victoria Falls

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.

The spectacular Victoria Falls - Photo by Ilala Lodge Sunset cruise on the Zambezi on holidays to Victoria Falls - Photo by Ilala Lodge Boiling pot on a jet boat - Shearwater

Victoria Falls Highlights

  • The largest curtain of falling water in the world
  • The rare species of Victoria Falls Rainforest
  • Dramatic flights over the waterfall
  • Bungee jumping at Victoria Falls Bridge
  • Elephant back safaris

To take advantage of the time of year and 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 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; elephant back safaris and wildlife viewing.

Selected Victoria Falls Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Victoria Falls

All Zimbabwe Itineraries
Game walk in Hwange- Photo by Mike Myers

Best of Zimbabwe Safari Holiday

Cost Per Person
From $6,890 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park, Matobo Hills National Park

Victoria Falls, Hwange Safari and Mauritius

Cost Per Person
From $5,550 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park

Victoria Falls, Hwange and Seychelles Honeymoon

Cost Per Person
From $6,070 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Johannesburg, Mahe, Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park
An elephant crossing

Zimbabwe Luxury and Adventure

Cost Per Adult
From $8,140 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park

Victoria Falls Accommmodation

All Zimbabwe accommodations
  • Victoria Falls River Lodge
    Aerial View of the lodge

    Set on the banks of the Zambezi River, stay in luxury and comfort with an open plan lounge and dining area, safari chic tents and exciting activities.

  • Stanley and Livingstone Private Game Reserve
    Honeymoon suite

    Set in lush grounds in the Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve and only a 15 minute drive from Victoria Falls itself, this is a superb property from which guests can enjoy Big 5 game viewing and comfortable accommodation.

  • The Elephant Camp

    Delivering views of thundering Victoria Falls and the Batoka gorge from Elephant Camp's 12 luxury tents visit the nearby elephant sanctuary to get up close with the gentle giants and enjoy a cruise along the Zambezi River.

  • The Victoria Falls Hotel
    Deluxe twin room

    Only a 10 minute walk from Victoria Falls, enjoy the traditional style and sophistication of this property - a member of the Leading Hotels of the World group. Boasting over 100 years experience accommodation guests expect strong service and a range of activities nearby, including helicopter flights.

  • Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

    Voted 'Best Safari Lodge' in Zimbabwe for 17 consecutive years, this property is only a short distance from Victoria Falls and borders the Zambezi National Park. Enjoy superb game viewing and a range of comfortable room types.

  • Ilala Lodge

    A 10 minute walk from Victoria Falls, stay in this comfortable property offering 32 rooms and delicious cuisine. Enjoy a number of adventure activities, including white water rafting and bungee jumping.

  • Lokuthula Lodges
    Double room

    A great base for exploring Victoria Falls and its accompanying rainforest, this comfortable lodge is well-appointed and offers a number of facilities, including a three-tier swimming pool.