Call: UK: +44 (0) 1548 830059 USA: +1 (347) 708 1794 CAN: +1 (647) 694 1402 AUS: +61 (2) 8417 2176

Victoria Falls

  • The Zambezi River drops off a basalt edge into the first of the Batoka gorges
  • A rainbow seen from the Eastern Cataract courtesy Chris Worden
  • Plumes of spray against a setting sun from Zimbabwe a glance

  • World Heritage Site
  • easy from Johannesburg
  • Africa's "adventure capital"
  • the southern "safari hub"

Victoria Falls

The Zambezi River separates Zimbabwe and Zambia right here. A World Heritage Site, Africa’s Adventure Capital and southern Africa’s most important hub for wildlife safaris into Hwange, Mana Pools, the lower Zambezi; the Okavango, Chobe, Kalahari in Botswana; Zambia’s Kafue and Luangwa valley; Namibia’s Etosha and Namib Desert. An easy hop from Johannesburg.

One of Africa's top travel icons, Victoria Falls is an awe inspiring sight on the Zambezi River between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Known for centuries by local tribes as the "the smoke that thunders" the explorer and missionary David Livingstone struck the first European expressions of delight with his quotation: "scenes so lovely must had been gazed upon by angels in their flight". 

Superlatives aside. The Victoria Falls World Heritage Site has the largest curtain of falling water on the planet with plumes of spray rising 800m and visible from 50km away when in full spate. The small town is a magnet for adrenaline junkies after extreme rafting, bungee jumping and the huge variety of local activities on both sides of the Zambezi. 

More importantly it's a simple flight from the international hubs in Johannesburg and Cape Town and easy access into the main safari centres in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia makes it southern Africa's most important hub for safaris

There's no shortage of accommodation options so it's a holiday destination in its own right, but better still Victoria Falls is an obvious inclusion for any real safari in the region.

If you're simply looking at travel to Victoria Falls then go to for easy accommodation options and activity bookings. If you're looking at a fuller safari deal in southern Africa then explore beyond into Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique and South Africa.


Get in touch with us

UK+44 (0) 1548 830059
+44 (0) 1548 830059
USA+1 (347) 708 1794
+1 (347) 708 1794
Canada+1 (647) 694 1402
Australia+61 (2) 8417 2176
Read more
  • Enquire
  • Enquiries and bookings

    Contact the Zambezi team

    Please let us have as much relevant info as possible...

  • Map
Enquiries and bookings

Contact the Zambezi team

Please let us have as much relevant info as possible...

Most popular safaris from Vic Falls

Most popular requests in town

Elephant interaction at Elephant Camp, Zimbabwe

Elephant trails

Victoria Falls and Livingstone are home to 5 different herds of orphaned elephants. They offer a unique and educational opportunity for getting a better understanding of elephant conservation in Africa. Short encounters and elephant back trails are available.  For encounters with wild elephants you need to move beyond into the larger National Parks in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana.

classic Safpar on the Zambezi

Zambezi rafting

The Batoka Gorge below Victoria Falls offers the wildest one day white water rafting trip in the world.  This section of the Zambezi River is renowned for its extremely high volume and steep gradient. The low water season from October to early January is prime time for adventure travellers with the very best classically wild Zambezi rafting taking place during November to early December.

The traditional Victoria Falls Hotel welcome

Places to stay

You'll find a full range of accommodation options in Victoria Falls - 1 to 5 star hotels, safari lodges, safari camps, B&B's, dorms and campsites. Available in Livingstone and on the Zimbabwe shoreline. We recommend our sister site, Victoria Falls Safari Network with a full listing of convenient places to stay and affordable choices with packaged activity bundles to save money.

Easy safari destinations

Lion near Davison's Camp in Hwange, courtesy Mike Myers


Victoria Falls, Hwange and Mana Pools offer some of Africa’s best safari highlights, great value too

Green season elephants viewed by microlight courtesy Andy Hogg and John Coppinger


Southern Africa's most productive safari destination - great wildlife, top guides and exceptional value

Duma Tau lion - Botswana safaris prove who's king of the jungle - photo by Dana Allen


A Botswana safari will cost a big price but deliver one of Africa’s best travel experiences - guaranteed