Victoria Falls: A Guide to Optimal Times, Activities, and Must-Do's

Victoria Falls is one of the most awe-inspiring places to visit in the world, and should be on everyone's bucket list. 

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Located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe in southern Africa, Victoria Falls is home to one of the largest waterfalls in the world, both in terms of height and width. 

It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and an absolute must-visit destination for any traveller. But when is the best time to go, and what are the things you absolutely have to do while you're there? Read on for our guide to optimal times, activities, and must-do's at Victoria Falls.  

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When to Visit Victoria Falls  

Victoria Falls is an all-year-round destination, with something to offer no matter when you visit. However, different times of the year do offer different experiences. During the dry season (June - November), the water levels are lower, and this offers clearer views of the Falls, however you won’t have the ‘full flood’ effect. It is also the perfect time for activities such as bungee jumping and gorge swinging. In contrast, the wet season (December - May) sees the waterfall in full-flow, but visibility can be a challenge as the mist levels are high. This is also the best time to go white-water rafting. Choose the timing of your visit wisely, depending on what you want to see and the activities you would like to do. 

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Top Adventure Activities at Victoria Falls 

There are many activities to do at Victoria Falls. Most of them involve adrenaline and breathtaking experiences. Two adventure activities that you cannot miss when visiting Victoria Falls are bungee jumping and white-water rafting. Both activities are exhilarating and offer unforgettable experiences for the adventure enthusiast!  

Bungee jumping at Victoria Falls is a thrilling experience, jumping off the bridge above the Zambezi River and into Batoka Gorge. Other airborne adventures include ziplining through the forest in the gorge, the Flying Fox and bridge swinging, while white-water rafting is another favourite adrenaline-fueled activity on the Zambezi River. So, if you are a thrill-seeker, make sure to put these activities on your itinerary. 

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Unique Experiences at the Falls 

There is something unique and special about Victoria Falls; it's the only place in the world where you can see a lunar rainbow. A lunar rainbow is a natural phenomenon that is caused when the light of the moon is refracted through water droplets in the air – offering up a rainbow effect. You can see it clearly during the full moon, so if you happen to be at the Falls during this time, make sure to head out at night to see this amazing spectacle. 

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What Can You Do With Kids at Victoria Falls? 

Victoria Falls is an interesting destination for families, with many activities to keep them engaged. Kids will love the Boma Dinner & Drum Show held at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, where they can indulge in the local cuisine and learn about the culture with entertainment provided by African dancers and drummers. Another favourite, is visiting the elephant sanctuary, or taking a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River; be sure to try spot elephant and other game on the banks! In short, Victoria Falls offers unforgettable experiences for every member of the family, making it an excellent family holiday destination. 

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With a range of activities and experiences to suit every kind of traveller, Victoria Falls offers breathtaking views and adrenaline-pumping adventures. Whether you visit during the dry or wet season, or you're travelling with a family or solo, it offers something unique for everyone.  

Make sure you plan your trip and schedule your must-do's to explore this beautiful African jewel fully. Browse our top Victoria Falls packages now and start planning your Southern African adventure.  

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