Visit Victoria Falls from Zambia
No Zambian journey is complete without a visit to Victoria Falls. Known as "Mosi-Oa-Tunya" (the smoke that thunders) by the local Kalolo people, Victoria Falls has become a celebrated African icon. Victoria Falls is the natural border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and a visitor can elect to stay at either side of the falls. For the purpose of this article, we are focussing on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls.
On this side visitors have a special vantage point from Knife Edge Bridge, which takes you down to the Boiling Pot - a colossal whirlpool at the bottom of the falls. If that doesn't exceed your expectations, Zambia's side is home to the infamous Devil's Pool - a natural pool available between (approximately) September to January, where you can literally swim (safely) to the edge of the falls.
Zambia's Victoria Falls also comes packed with plenty of safari punch. The Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park features popular favorites such as the white rhino, baboon, warthog, giraffe and excursions on an elephant's back. For a more relaxing experience, try out one of many boat safaris where you'll have the opportunity to come close to hippos and crocodiles basking in the sun.
For those who are more romantically inclined, there are plenty of riverside accommodations to choose from, as well as intimate picnics alongside the Zambezi gorges.
Please note that thanks to a border crossing day pass visa, you can also apply for a UNIVISA and visit both sides of Victoria Falls if you wish to.
Please note that Yellow Fever requirements for Zambia and Zimbabwe may vary, please consult your travel expert and the relevant consulate.