Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls is still one of the most well-known tourist destinations in Africa and should be on everyone’s bucket list. In addition to having the best views of the famous falls, it also features a top-notch adventure tourism industry and wildlife safaris.

Despite being designed with tourists in mind, it nonetheless exudes a laid-back local vibe and features clean, strollable streets (though avoid them after dark due to the wild animals) dotted with hotels, bars, and some of the best crafts you’ll find in all of Southern Africa.

You’re in for a great treat over here on the Zimbabwean side of the falls.  Around two-thirds of Victoria Falls, including the main falls, which flow magnificently all year long are found here. The walk is along the top of the gorge, following a path with various viewing points that open up to extraordinary front-on panoramas of these world-famous waterfalls.

The westernmost point, Cataract Vista, just before you get to the David Livingstone statue, is one of the most stunning locations. There, steps descend to outlooks of Devil’s Cataract, a dramatic view of the falls frequently accompanied by a rainbow prism effect. You may see the main falls from a variety of vantage points with 180-degree views by turning back toward the east. Another track will take you to the appropriately called Danger Point, which features a sheer, unfenced 100-meter drop-off that will make you nervous. You can take a detour from there to see the Victoria Falls Bridge.

You should rent an umbrella and raincoat if you’re visiting in April since you’ll get soaked if you don’t! The park reopens in the evenings during a full moon (and immediately before and after) so that guests can experience the breathtaking lunar rainbow; tickets are an additional US$10 per person.

You may easily walk to the falls located prior to the Zambian border crossing, around 1 kilometre from the town centre.


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