Victoria FallsVICTORIA FALLS

One of the greatest attractions in Africa and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls is located on the Zambezi River, the fourth largest river in Africa, which is also defining the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Victoria Falls is the only waterfall in the world with a length of more than a kilometre (1708m) and a height of more than hundred meters (108m). It is also considered to be the largest sheet of falling water in the world.

The noise of Victoria Falls can be heard from a distance of 40 kilometres, while the spray and mist from the falling water is rising to a height of over 400 meters and can be seen from a distance of 50 kilometres. No wonder that the local tribes used to call the waterfall Mosi-o-Tunya “The smoke that thunders”.

victoria fallsScottish missionary and famous explorer of Africa David Livingstone (1813-1873) named it after Queen Victoria after he discovered the falls in 1855.

Livingstone has something for everyone – romantics, adventurers, adrenalin junkies, history and cultural enthusiasts. Whether its bungee jumping from the Vic Falls Bridge spanning the deep Batoka Gorge with the Falls as a backdrop, river rafting down the wild Zambezi or having close and personal encounters with lion, cheetah or elephants, lunch on Livingstone Island, High Tea at The Royal Livingstone, you are sure to find something to get the adrenaline pumping and make your trip to Zambia an even more unforgettable experience.

When: March to end of May,the falls should be at its fullest

June to October – falls still reasonably full and this is the best time to combine Livingstone

with the dry Safari Season.

October to February – very little water.  However, the magnificence of the rock face is beautiful.

The above are guidelines, as the level of the falls is dependent on the seasons rains.

Where:Livingstone

Where to Stay: Accommodation Options

Getting There:Logistically Livingstone is now fairly easy to get to. There are excellent connections from the UK, Europe, North America and South Africa. Most flights route through Johannesburg and the flight up to Livingstone is around 1 and a half hours with 2 main carriers, SAA and BA.  Alternatively KQ, Emirates and Ethiopian Airways are options.

If you want a stunning view of Victoria Falls on the way into Livingstone, try to get a seat of the left side of the aircraft… but don’t worry, we will take you to the base of the falls to get an amazing view that very few people get to see, if you miss out.

Proflight Zambia also offers connections from Lusaka and other main tourist destinations in Zambia such as Lower Zambezi, South Luangwa, Kafue National Park.

By road, Livingstone is approx. 500 Kms from Lusaka

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