Without doubt one of the most impressive waterfalls in the world, the mighty Victoria Falls stretch for more than a kilometre between Zambia and Zimbabwe, as the Zambezi River tumbles 108m into a narrow gorge. When Dr David Livingstone first set eyes upon the falls, he wrote in his diary that “scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”.
Locally called Mosi-oa-Tuna, meaning ‘the smoke that thunders’, the falls are so powerful they can be heard from 40km away, while the spray and mist rises 400m into the air (sometimes creating hundreds of rainbows) and can be seen from 50km away. Victoria Falls tours can get you up close to the thundering water on the Zambian side, show you the vista from the Zimbabwean side, or take you sky-high to see the spectacle from above… however you experience the falls, you’ll be witnessing one of the planet’s most amazing sights.
Victoria Falls Adventure Holidays
20 Daysfrom$ 6,249
Guided Group (Excl. Flights)
Dunes, canyons and waterfalls from South Africa to Zimbabwe
We first booked this trip for Sep 2020 but due to the pandemic we postponed it twice. It was well worth the wait! As a child I watched all the David Attenborough wildlife documentaries and so I had always wanted to visit Botswana. To me words like Chobe, Zambezi and Okovango were shorthand for the most beautiful and wildlife rich places to dream of visiting. This trip more than lived up to all my expectations. Botswana was absolutely teeming with wildlife – you literally see giraffes and elephants regularly along the highway, right up close.
A fabulous trip, very well organised to include many different areas. We saw 4 of the Big 5, but not the elusive leopard! Our guide Adonia was very knowledgeable about every aspect of these beautiful countries, and together with Sifiso our driver we learned and saw a lot. Both were very patient and kind and went out of their way to make the holiday special, always with a great sense of humour. Quite a tough going trip with early starts and a couple of long drives but well worth it.
A very enjoyable trip, during which we saw an abundance of wildlife including 4 of the Big 5. Our group leader Adonia, and our driver Sifiso were great. They were very knowledgeable about all the flora and fauna we saw. There were a couple of very long, but unavoidable, drives. However, we were still wildlife spotting during these and Adonia used this time to talk about the history and culture of both Botwana and Zimbabwe. Our trip into the Okavango Delta was quite different from the rest of the trip but very enjoyable. Listening to the sounds of the wild animals at night was an experience never to be forgotten. On the full day in the delta there was a lot of downtime between the early morning game walk and the late afternoon Mokoro trip. Another game walk during the day would have been a good idea. Special thanks to Adonia and Sifiso for their patience, humour and thoughtfulness.