Home to the “Smoke that Thunders” Victoria Falls, this iconic African destination will fill your days with adventure activities and big game wildlife interactions. In full flood the Victoria Falls bellows out clouds of soaking mist so take your raincoats! Victoria Falls, named after Queen Victoria, are the largest in terms of volume of water displaced and are a Seventh Wonder of the World. Experiencing the Falls in full flood is hard to beat while in the dry season you have the opportunity to do the world’s best commercial white river rafting on the infamous Zambezi River. Experience the Flight of Angles helicopter flight over the Victoria Falls, take a thrilling walk with Lions or simply sip a cocktail as you gaze at the river side wildlife while out on a sunset cruise.
Victoria Falls accommodation sits within walking distance of the falls on both sides of the river, and ranges from family-friendly resorts to colonial-style hotels. Try Africa’s most famous hotels, the colonial Victoria Falls Hotel for where waiters serve high tea on manicured lawns.
Victoria Falls is positioned at the heart of the Southern African safari experience and combines easily with incredible wildlife destinations such as Botswana’s Chobe National Park
When to Go
The best time to experience the Victoria Falls at its best is from February to May, directly after the region’s summer rains. It’s roughly twice the height of North America’s Niagara Falls, and the roar of the Falls can be heard for miles around.
The best time for a Victoria Falls holiday combined with a Botswana Chobe river safari is the dry winter period from June to August. Expect great game viewing, warm days and cool nights, little to no rain and plenty of water thundering over the falls.
If you are looking for adventure of riding the Zambezi consider travelling during the dry winter period, October through November, when the water level is lowest and the weather is hot and humid.