5 Best Things to Do at Victoria Falls, and Where to Stay
There is no denying the incredible beauty and awe-inspiring power of Victoria Falls and a trip to this majestic waterfall offers endless opportunities for the most magical of experiences. Located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, Vic Falls is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, stretching for over 1.7 km and dropping nearly 110 metres.
The “Smoke That Thunders” is surrounded by stunning scenery, an abundance of wildlife and countless opportunities to explore and experience the area, making it a popular tourist destination for travellers from across the globe. JENMAN African Safaris have chosen 5 things to do in Victoria Falls and where to stay.
Helicopter and microlight flights
Taking to the skies in a helicopter or microlight flight over Victoria Falls is a fantastic way to experience one of the world’s most stunning natural spectacles. From the air, you take in the sheer scale of the cascading waters, the natural surroundings, and the many rock formations and gorges that make up the area.
Stay at llala Lodge: This elegant boutique-style property is the closest hotel to Victoria Falls. Spacious rooms offer impressive views of the spray from the mighty Falls.
Relax and enjoy the stunning scenery on a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. View Victoria Falls from a unique perspective and marvel at the towering columns of spray, creating rainbows in the sky. You might even spot wildlife like elephants, hippos and crocodiles.
Stay: Located just 15 minutes from the Falls, the quiet retreat that is the Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel is surrounded by the tranquillity of nature, allowing guests the option to explore the beautiful surroundings or simply relax.
Bungee jumping and zip lining
Try bungee jumping or zip lining over the Zambezi River Gorge for an extreme adventure. The views are spectacular and the adrenaline rush is unforgettable as you take a leap of faith from the Victoria Falls Bridge and plummet towards the Zambezi River below.
Stay: Set along the banks of the Zambezi River and just upstream from Vic Falls, the exquisite Victoria Falls Island Lodge offers a luxury retreat. This exclusive getaway offers spectacular views of the Zimbabwean outdoors.
Experience the Zambezi River rapids on an exhilarating whitewater rafting excursion. Starting just below the Falls, the journey down the river combines adrenaline-pumping thrills with breathtaking scenery. It is a challenging and unforgettable adventure.
Stay: The Palm River Villa, situated 150m away from the main Palm River Hotel, is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River and just a stone’s throw from Victoria Falls, offering easy access to this spectacular natural wonder.
Get up close and personal with the inhabitants of the natural world on a safari in one of the scenic national parks in the area surrounding Vic Falls. Zambezi National Park and Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park are home to a wide range of wildlife, including the famed members of the Big 5 and countless other species.
Stay: The Matetsi River House Private Villa is the definition of luxury in the wild. Situated within the Matetsi Private Game Reserve, on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, it boasts spectacular views.
All photographs were taken by the in-house team of JENMAN African Safaris. Photo credits: JENMAN African Safaris.
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