Victoria Falls Vacations

It is one of the world’s seven natural wonders. The locals call it Mosi-oa-Tunya: The Smoke That Thunders. Long before you see where the waters of the mighty Zambezi River spill over the eight successive precipices of the 1700 meter wide cascade, you’ll see the “smoke”. Whether you’re driving through the arid bushlands or flying overhead, the mist ... Read more
from the pounding waters rises nearly 600 meters into the air and can be seen from 30 kilometers away. It is said that the Zimbabwean side of the falls, as opposed to the Zambian side, is more spectacular. The Zambezi national park is where you’ll find the entrance to the falls along with picnic sites, fishing areas, and walking trails.
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Dripping Springs, Texas

We had an amazing trip to visit Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Our guide, Max, was extremely knowledgeable regarding the Falls. Unforgettable memories!!!

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San Francisco, California, USA

Unlike Niagara Falls in the states, Victoria Falls is wild and wonderful. You'll notice that the area, despite its worldwide acclaim, isn't built out like most tourist destinations. If you're bringing small children with you, keep an eye on them! In addition to walking the park, we also did a helicopter ride above the falls which was incredible. If you want a really thrilling adventure, look at the falls from the Zimbabwe side to the Zambia side. You'll notice there is a small pool where people can bathe on the Zambia side seemingly just about to fall over the falls, that's Devil's Pool. You can only access Devil's Pool from the Zambia side.

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Wonderful place to visit - great tourist attraction - shops, bunje jumping, river cruises, zip lining, shopping, restaurants, cafes, walks, canoe trips, helicopter rides

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Brno-Město, Czech Republic

Victoria Falls are very beautiful. But better is to travel there after rainy season when Zambezi is full of water (June, July). Otherwise in dry season you can walk in the corridor of Zambezi and see the rocks of falls :-) All around falls is lots of animals - most of all monkeys :-) So be careful about your stuff. About the year ago they repaired the entrance so now the place looks really amazing.

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San Jose, California

Go toward the end of the dry season. There is still plenty of water in the falls and you can actually go to the edge and look down. There is a lot less of the mist that dominates the site during the rainy season, when even the trail which follows the falls at a distance of about 50 yards or more gets very wet.

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San Jose, California, USA

We went during high water season. One visit was included in our tour that we had pre-booked, but there is not much else to do in the town of Victoria Falls aside from the questionable and pricey animal encounters, so we went twice and I don't regret it one bit. We got drenched. From the Zimbabwe side you can see the falls from many different angles, and it was nice to see the falls at different times of the day because visibility varies. In April, when the sun was at just the right angle, it was almost a white out in front of the falls. If you go during the high water season, take your time, definitely take a good poncho or other rain gear, and protect your electronics (or leave them behind). The cafe there is a little pricey but a really nice place to dry out and relax before you leave.

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Seoul, South Korea

The most amazing thing I've ever seen. Niagara pales in comparison after a visit here. Great place and activities for adventure travelers--but watch out for the monkeys.

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Fremantle, Australia

The town of Vic Falls used to be incredible and had lots of character. During the worst of the economic crisis, so much shut down and it just got depressing. I haven't been there since things in the country have improved but, I've heard from others that it's starting to look like its old self again.
As far as the falls got, I've heard it argued that the Zim side is way better than the Zambian side often and I'd have to say that both are worth a look. The better views do come from the Zambezi National Park and it tends to have a bit more wildlife. I like the Zambian side just a teeny bit better because, when the water is low, you can climb along the very top of the falls and that is just so cool. Unless things have changed recently, you couldn't do that on the Zim side.... legally. And legal issues are not something you want to deal with in Zimbabwe. Just sayin'.

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Kellyville

The falls are absolutely breathtaking so a walk around is a must! I stayed at the campsite which was within walking distance of bars etc though beware-you may run into an elephant on the way home. Best hangover cure-bungee jumping and gorge swing (warning:worse than the bungee). Shoestrings is great for a night out.

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Paris, France

Better on the Zambian side than from Zimbabwe I thought (that was in late June, high water season)

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