Experience the thrill and excitement of seeing the Victoria Falls up close and in person. See the pounding force of one of the world's most unique waterfalls, which drops into the Zambezi River Gorge through its series of gorges. It is a sight you'll never forget.
Based on the concept devised by locals, we have divided the activity zones as follows (note that, for the first four zones, we ignore the divide between Zimbabwe and Zambia and treat the entire Falls as a holistic experience):
At the Falls - Rain forest walk, Bungee jumping
Over the Falls - Aerial experiences and microlighting over Victoria Falls
Above the Falls - Zambezi River cruises and Canoeing upstream from Victoria Falls
Below the Falls - Adrenalin and high wire activities in the gorges
Around the Falls - A guide to other activities and attractions divided into a Zambian section and a Zimbabwean section
The current curtain of water is actually the eighth waterfall in a geological march through time. At some point - in who knows how many years - the ninth Victoria Falls will form. The Zambezi River is carving its way through a series of fault lines in the underlying basalt. These cracks generally run from east to west, while the river flows from north to south and this is why the Falls and gorges are formed in a zig-zag pattern.
But the Victoria Falls will not go beyond its twelfth or fifteenth manifestation, because, by that time, it will have worked its way right back through the ancient fault lines into the Kalahari sands. At the point at which the basalt ends and the sands begin, the Victoria Falls will become a series of powerful rapids and the extent of the drama of what we witness today will be no more.
Chizarira is a remote reserve where you can experience the untamed nature of the bush on a walking safari.
The nearby Matetsi Game Reserve is well worth a visit to see its population of rare Sable antelope.
The tumultuous plume of spray created by the half-a-million cubic metres of water dropping over the 100m basalt rock face each minute is a phenomenon that has given rise to its poetic African name, Mosi-oa-Tunya - "the smoke that thunders". There is significant seasonal variation in the flow - the river is at its fullest during the summer rainy season when the spray is at its most dense, and at its lowest at the end of the dry season.
The roar of Victoria Falls rushing over the edge and into the gorge below constantly beckons you to explore this magnificent wonder of nature. Be inspired to visit Victoria Falls and come face to face with the power and beauty of one of the Natural Wonders of the World.