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Victoria Falls after your luxury safari
Victoria Falls, with its history, grandeur and majestic display of nature’s power is undoubtedly one of the most splendid locations at which to begin or end your safari adventure in Africa.
At 1,708m wide the Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world and as the cascade of water crashes into the Zambezi Gorge between 90 to 107m below, the ever present plume of mist that rises high into the air gives an explanation of its local name of Mosi-oa-Tunya – “the smoke that thunders”. It is a breathtaking sight. As the Zambezi River forms the boundary between Zambia and Zimbabwe the Falls are actually shared by both countries.
Victoria Falls has inspired many generations of travellers since the Victorian times and the connection to the explorer David Livingstone is evident here. The Falls were declared a World Heritage Site thereby ensuring the beauty of this natural wonder has been protected and preserved for future generations to continue to enjoy the scenery and experience.
In addition to the comfortable and luxurious Victorian grandeur of the hotels and lodges there is a wide range of very modern activities that today’s travellers can enjoy. Game drives into the Zambezi National Park, walking with lions; elephant back rides along the bank of the wild Zambezi River and a trip to Livingstone Island to enjoy the Devil’s Pool where you can swim across to the very edge of the gorge. There are romantic sunset river cruises and train excursions. For those seeking more physically adventurousness there are several adrenaline pumping activities – white water rafting, bungi jumping and micro light flights over the misty vapour plume.
There are many luxury hotels and lodges situated here, most famously the romantic and atmospheric Royal Livingstone whose guests enjoy unlimited direct access to the Falls on the Zambian side; further upstream in the quieter areas of the Zambezi River there are excellent luxury safari lodges situated to afford splendid river views and visiting wildlife. Access by scheduled and light aircraft charter flights is through Livingstone Airport and also via Victoria Falls Airport across the border in Zimbabwe.
Whilst staying at Victoria Falls there is an opportunity to visit the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park which has a mix of riverine forest, miombo woodland and grassland that supports a wide variety of birds and game such as giraffe, warthog, zebra, buffalo and several antelope species. Elephants are occasional visitors when they cross the river from Zimbabwe during the dry season and chattering vervet monkeys and baboons are a common sight.
Victoria Falls is well connected by both scheduled and light aircraft charter flights through Livingstone Airport and also via Victoria Falls Airport just across the border in Zimbabwe. If time permits it works exceptionally well to include a few nights stay at Victoria Falls before beginning or concluding your safari in one of Zambia’s excellent national parks, such as South Luangwa or the Lower Zambezi National Park or even to move on to enjoy the safari delights of Botswana or South Africa.