Bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe, the Victoria Falls is also known as the Mosi-oa-Tunya, “the smoke that thunders” a name given to it by the Kolobo Tribe living in the area in the 1800’s. Columns of spray can be seen from miles away as 546 million cubic metres of water per minute plummet over the edge (at the height of the flood season) over a width of nearly 2km into a gorge over 100 metres below. The Victoria Falls Bridge, commissioned by Cecil John Rhodes in 1900 affords a magnificent view both down the gorge on one side and through to the Falls on the other as well as being the location of the bungee jumping activity, a must for the adrenaline seekers!
There are many incredible ways to experience the Victoria Falls and its sheer size and magnificence, whether by air, either in a microlight or helicopter, white water rafting or Jet boating in the rapids below the Falls, or a more sedate canoe safari or sunrise or sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River above the Falls. There is something for everyone – where you are travelling as an FIT or family, on a special occasion trip such as your honeymoon or part of a conference or incentive group. Other activities include exploring the picturesque Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on a game drive or nature walk viewing the white rhino located in this park as well as giraffe, buffalo, elephant and many antelope species, elephant back safaris, walking with lions, experiencing a dinner on the Royal Livingstone Express, cultural village and school trips or trips to Livingstone Island.
In recent years Livingstone Town has developed rapidly, offering a wide variety of accommodation from small and intimate lodges on the banks of the Zambezi to large full service hotels, as well as a variety of restaurants and cafes, shopping Malls and African Markets.