Victoria Falls 365
Forming the natural border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is one of the world’s largest (granted this status as a result of its 1 708 metre width). Also laying claim to being one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, it is a truly awe-inspiring sight and demonstrates the might of nature in spectacular fashion
Known as ‘Mosi-Oa-Tunya’ (the smoke that thunders) by the local Kalolo people, the falls has a number of features worth visiting (on both the Zimbabwean and Zambian sides). On the Zambian side, visitors have a good vantage point from Knife Edge Bridge, which takes you down to the Boiling Pot – a colossal whirlpool at the bottom of the falls. The Zambian side is also home to the legendary Devil’s Pool – a natural pool that forms between September and January (approximately), where you can swim (safely) to the very edge of the falls – not for the fainthearted but a never-to-be-forgotten experience.
White-water rafting and bungee jumping are some additional adrenaline-inducing activities you can enjoy here, but for a more relaxing experience, and if game viewing is more your speed, a boat safari is an excellent way to watch hippos and crocodiles relatively close up. Also a popular spot for honeymooners and as a romantic getaway destination, the falls has plenty of riverside accommodations.
You can apply for a UNIVISA – which is a border crossing day pass visa that allows visitors to see both sides of Victoria Falls. Please note that Yellow Fever requirements for Zambia and Zimbabwe may vary, please consult your travel expert and the relevant consulate.