Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

One of the natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls is a majestic and breathtaking sight. It’s raging torrents fall into the Zambezi River’s impressive gorges far below. Situated right on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, the waterfall is spectacular any time of year. Also known as Mosi Oa Tunya, the name is used across the two countries, Zimbabwe and Zambia and it means “the smoke that thunders”. It’s fuller after the rainy season from March to May – but also has more spray.

This is the place for slow sunset cruises down the Zambezi River, white water rafting if you’re feeling adventurous, or exploring The Falls on a guided tour. The quaint town, Victoria Falls, is dotted with luxury lodges that make the most of the magnificent views. With plentiful restaurants, visitors are able to enjoy gourmet delights and wonderful landscapes of dreamy Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls is the gateway to exploring Zimbabwe’s most famous parks: Hwange National Park, Mana Pools and Lake Kariba (where you can experience a stay on a luxury houseboat).

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Highlights in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

  • Take to the skies on the legendary Flight of the Angels – an unforgettable helicopter flight over the waterfall
  • Book a 111-meter bungee jump at Victoria Falls
  • Experience the Zambezi Gorge through white water rafting, power-boating or river boarding
  • Book a day trip to Chobe National Park in nearby Botswana

Featured Accommodation

Victoria Falls Safari Club

Victoria Falls Safari Club lies 4km upstream of the Falls, facing out over a waterhole where elephant often gather. The 20-room Club sits on the grounds of Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, but is set away from the larger lodge. Choose between comfortable rooms or suites each with butler-style service, a…

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Victoria Falls Hotel

Known as the “Grand Old Lady of The Falls, the Victoria Falls Hotel has a long history of hosting royal families, statesmen and celebrities. Wide lawns lead to views of the famous railway bridge and the spray rising up from thundering Victoria Falls, which lies just a 10-minute walk away….

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The Elephant Camp

The Elephant Camp has 12 luxury tented suites (and a smaller camp of just 4 suites) in a private wildlife concession. Staying here puts you close to the attractions and activities of Victoria Falls (just a 20-minute drive away) yet still gives the feeling of being on safari. Also on…

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Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel

The Stanley and Livingstone Hotel is a classic Victoria Falls destination with its luxurious rooms, outstanding cuisine and exemplary service. This family-friendly hotel offers easy access to the Falls and exhilarating adventure activities, including bungee jumping, fishing, sunset cruises and white water rafting.

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Old Drift Lodge

A bush paradise just seven kilometres from Victoria Falls, Old Drift Lodge offers exciting game viewing, luxury suite accommodation and fine dining experiences. There is plenty to do on site and in the surrounds, including excursions to the Chobe National Park, helicopter flips over the Falls and white-water rafting. …

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Matetsi Victoria Falls

Matetsi Victoria Falls lies in a private reserve 40 km (25 miles) upstream of Victoria Falls. Two camps, each with nine suites (including a family suite), stretch out along the bank of the Zambezi River. Suite interiors are light and airy with a simple elegance and contemporary feel. Enjoy game…

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Ilala Lodge

Ilala Lodge lies a short walk from the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls. This lovely hotel has 73 rooms in 3 wings. Stay on the upper tier in the West Wind or Pool Wing and, when the Zambezi River is in full flood, you can sit on your balcony and…

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Victoria Falls Safari Suites

Set on the edge of the Zambezi National Park, Victoria Falls Safari Suites is ideal for families and groups looking for a luxurious and private getaway. The famous Victoria Falls are just four kilometres away and the choice of outdoor activities is almost endless, including game drives, adventure options and…

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Ursula’s Homestead

Experience the beauty of the Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve with friends and family at this charming little homestead. Ursula’s Homestead offers a unique location, exceptional service and thrilling nature activities. Enjoy an intimate safari getaway close to the Victoria Falls.

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Featured Tours in Victoria Falls, ZimbabweDiscover our tailor-made tours

Vic Falls, Hwange & Botswana Safari

Experience the incredible sights of Zimbabwe and a Botswana safari. Stay at the charming “Little Mak” in Hwange National Park, a riverside lodge upstream of Victoria Falls, aboard the Zambezi Queen (a floating boutique hotel!) and at a luxurious tented camp on Chief’s Island in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. 

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Best of Southern Africa

This Southern Africa safari delivers on beaches, Big Five game viewing and a city-to-bush experience. Kick off your holiday at the Waterfront in Cape Town before heading into to the famous Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Your journey ends off on a high note at the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe….

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Other regions in ZimbabweExplore

Mana Pools National Park

The life-giving power of the Zambezi River makes Mana Pools National Park one of Zimbabwe’s most lush and flourishing regions, designated as the country’s second World Heritage Site and known as one of the continent’s premier game-viewing regions. Canoe trips are offered year round and provide a unique and memorable way…

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Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s largest reserve, and home to a profusion of wildlife including large herds of elephant, buffalo, sable and roan antelope, and plenty of predators too. Hwange’s mix of woodland and grassland makes for productive game viewing all year round, but the best time to visit the park…

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