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Victoria Falls

The iconic waterfalls surrounded by diverse game and lush vegetation

Overview
Victoria Falls safaris
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Known as the world’s largest waterfall thanks to its 108 m height combined with a vast 1708 m width, Victoria Falls deserves its reputation as a globally iconic destination.

At its peak, approximately 5 million cubic tonnes of water cascade over the falls every minute, creating a rising mist and resounding roar that can be seen and heard for miles around.

Commonly referred to by their Lozi name of ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ meaning ‘The Smoke That Thunders”, Victoria Falls is a bucket list destination for many and the ideal start or end to a Southern-Africa itinerary.

As well as exploring the falls, you can canoe along the Zambezi, go white water-rafting or explore the abundant wildlife on a game drive or walking safari. 

In Victoria Falls National Park you can expect a huge variety of activities sure to give all of the family an adventure of a lifetime.  

 

Overview
Victoria Falls safaris
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Itinerary ideas
Suggested itineraries for Botwana safaris
  • Botswana Family Safari and Victoria Falls

    A family-friendly adventure through Botswana’s one-of-a-kind Okavango Delta, exploring the lush animal habitat of the Chobe and finishing at the globally iconic Vic Falls.

    Guide Price From £4,750 / $5,460 per person based on 2 adults and 2 children (under 12) sharing a family room
    Duration 9 nights
    Best Months June - October
    Region Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls,
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  • Aspiring Conservation Safari

    A family-friendly adventure experiencing Botswana’s diverse and wildlife-rich Okavango Delta, and its world-leading conservation projects, before marvelling at the majestic Victoria Falls.

    Guide Price From £6,393 / $7,276 per person based on 2 adults and 2 children (under 12) sharing a family room
    Duration 7 nights
    Best Months June - October
    Region Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls,
    More Info
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Where are Victoria Falls?

Part of the mighty Zambezi River, the iconic waterfall straddles Zimbabwe and Zambia with easy access from either side. 

Located at the North-Western tip of Zimbabwe, most visitors choose to stay on this more developed side to witness the water plunging into the basalt Batoka gorges. The nearby Victoria Falls airport is one of the busiest gateways to Zimbabwe, resulting in easy access to the region. 

Access via road and or rail into neighbouring countries such as Botswana and Zambia is relatively hassle-free, and certain visas will allow travel across all, so the Falls are an ideal leaping off point for wider travel. 

 

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What to do at Victoria Falls?

As well as doing a walking tour of Victoria falls, many visitors also enjoy scenic flights by microlight or helicopter so they can really appreciate the dramatic majesty of the cascades from up above. Other popular activities at Victoria Falls include daring to go for a dip in the famous Devil’s Pool, which is high up on the very edge of the falls, as well as white water rafting and bungee jumping from the bridge. 

For something a little less precarious, there are breakfast and sunset cruises on the Zambezi River, as well as local village visits and horse riding. Game drives in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park are a good introduction to what safari is all about, whilst for those wanting to dip their toes into Botswana, day trips to Chobe National Park can also be arranged. 

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Best time to visit?

Visiting Victoria Falls is best between January and May. During these months, the flow of the Zambezi River is stronger and the falls are more impressive. However, during this period many of the parks and reserves in southern Africa are in their low season for safaris. 

As a result, June to August is an ideal period to visit the falls whilst game viewing is good and the Zambezi is still flowing well, feeding Victoria Falls.

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Who should visit?

A bucket-list destination, the Victoria Falls area is well known as a family-friendly destination offering a multitude of activities that a whole range of ages can enjoy. 

From spectacular viewings of the Falls themselves, including a daring dip in Devil’s Pool, to a bungee jump into the Batoka gorge, dare-devil teenagers can pack out their days. Whilst relaxing sunset cruises along the Zambezi and walking safaris in the abundant hardwood forest are perfect for family members wanting to take a slower pace. 

Camps and lodges in the area often have a number of family-specific suites and specialist guides for children. 

 

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