One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Victoria Falls are located on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Known locally as the Smoke that Thunders this overwhelmingly beautiful display of nature’s power is recognised as being the largest falling sheet of water on the planet with a width of 5600 ft and a height of 360 ft. Ever since the Scottish explorer, David Livingstone, first laid eyes on this majestic sight, it has been a popular tourist destination for travellers from around the globe.
Remarkably preserved in its natural state, Victoria Falls is as breathtaking to today’s visitors as it was to David Livingstone in the 1860’s. The falls themselves and the surrounding areas have been declared National Parks and a World Heritage Site, ensuring that the region remains free from excessive commercialisation and mistreatment. Victoria Falls town is in Zimbabwe and lies on the southern bank of the Zambezi River. The airport is just south of the town and has international services to Johannesburg and Namibia. On the Zambian side of the border is the town of Livingstone, a historic colonial city and tourism centre for Victoria Falls. This border town has road and rail connections to Zimbabwe as well as an airport with connections to Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, and Johannesburg in South Africa.
Whether you’re planning a trip to Zambia or a trip to Zimbabwe, the Victoria Falls is a must-see for anybody seeking a truly awe-inspiring African travel experience.