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Victoria Falls (Zambia)

Zambia Victoria Falls holidays

Introduction

Victoria Falls has been captivating travellers for more than a century, ever since the Victoria Falls Bridge was constructed. 

Victoria Falls were named by Dr David Livingstone, the first European to see what is now considered one of the world's great natural wonders. They are actually a series of separate falls, which extend for 1.7 kilometres across both Zambia and Zimbabwe. As the Zambezi cascades over the rim of the falls into a 100-metre-deep gorge, some of the water is thrust upwards as a fine spray that produces beautiful rainbows.

Victoria Falls

The Zambia section of Victoria Falls lies within Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, but it's well worth seeing them from the Zimbabwe side as well. The Victoria Falls Bridge forms the border between the countries and it's easy enough to cross into Zimbabwe to visit Victoria Falls and Zambezi National Park. Scenic ‘flight of angel' helicopter flights above the falls provide an alternative perspective.

Zambezi National Park

Others choose to brave the Devil's Pool, a naturally formed plunge pool at the very edge of the Main Falls, approached via Livingstone Island. The waters of the Zambezi flow steadily past before dropping into the tumult below, known as the Boiling Pot. The Victoria Falls Bridge remains a good vantage point for watching the Zambezi River as it rushes through Batoka Gorge and daredevil bungee jumpers leaping from the bridge.

 

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Top itineraries in Victoria Falls (Zambia)

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, Zambia

Zambia in Style

11-day tailor-made holiday from £7,700 pp incl. flights

Stay at three of Zambia’s most luxurious lodges while you experience the incredible wildlife and breathtaking wilderness of the South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi National Parks before exploring Victoria Falls.

Elephant, Sanctuary Baines' Camp, Botswana

Botswana & Zambia – Walking with Wildlife

12-day safari from £6,910 pp incl. flights

Staying at five-star lodges throughout, this luxury safari takes in Botswana's Okavango Delta, Zambia's South Luangwa National Park, and Zambia's mighty Victoria Falls.

Top places to stay in Victoria Falls (Zambia)

Royal Livingstone Hotel, Livingstone

The Royal Livingstone, Victoria Falls

Historic hotel

This luxurious hotel stretches along the banks of the Zambezi River, just a short walk to the entrance of Victoria Falls, in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park.

Tongabezi, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Tongabezi, Victoria Falls

Traditional lodge

Set under shady trees and away from the crowds, the camp mixes romance and exclusivity and makes for an excellent honeymoon or romantic holiday retreat.

Royal Chundu, Victoria Falls

Royal Chundu, Victoria Falls

Contemporary lodge

It’s hard to imagine a more private and peaceful setting than at Royal Chundu. Zambia’s first Relais & Châteaux property, which has two lodges, sits on a private stretch of the Zambezi, 30 kilometers upstream from Victoria Falls.

Sussi & Chuma, Sanctuary Retreats

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, Victoria Falls

Traditional lodge

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, idyllically located near the Victoria Falls, offers a range of safari activities including game drives, walking safaris and sundowner cruises. It's also home to a new and wonderfully relaxing Africology Spa.

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