The main attraction in this fun tourist town is the magnificent Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stretching almost 6,000 feet wide, the “Falls” create the largest curtain of water in the world. It drops between 300 feet and 350 feet into the Zambezi Gorge and an average of 19-million cubic feet of water plummet over the edge every minute.
The falls are surrounded by beautiful “rainforest” and wildlife, and the Zambezi River itself is a dramatic and beautiful sight with a healthy hippo and crocodile population. There is so much on offer in “Vic Falls” – from adrenalin sports and zip-lining to fishing and kayaking – there really is something for everyone! We believe that to really enjoy the beauty and authenticity of a place, though, you need to get off the tourist track; so, staying just outside the town in a beautiful bush camp on the Zambezi River is highly recommended.
The Falls are at their most impressive when the river is at its fullest (Feb-July with a peak in March-April), however, any time of year is great to visit the Falls, as there is still so much on offer along the river. Across the Zambezi River is Zambia. They have their own view of and access to the Falls, and this side of the river offers a lovely, peaceful alternative to the busy Zimbabwean side.
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