Victoria Falls: The Ultimate Adventure and Nature Escape 

Journey through the heart of Africa to a place where the earth roars with exhilaration and the sky bows to the majesty of nature. 

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Welcome to Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage site that epitomises the raw power and ethereal beauty of the natural world. For travel aficionados and thrill-seekers, Victoria Falls is no ordinary destination – it's an adventure waiting to unfold. Here's everything you need to know to experience the thrill and tranquillity of this astounding place.

The Allure of Victoria Falls 

Your trip to Victoria Falls begins with an experience that beckons to every human instinct – the call to adventure and the appeal of natural magnificence. The falls, named Mosi-oa-Tunya ('The Smoke That Thunders') by the indigenous Lozi people, has a width of approximately 1,708m, making it one of the largest waterfalls in the world. The mist that rises from the gorge creates an enchanting rainforest ecosystem that contrasts the surrounding savanna, offering a serene yet invigorating escapade for the intrepid traveller. 

Indulge in High-Octane Adventure 

For those seeking an adrenaline rush, Victoria Falls is a playground unlike any other. Be prepared to bungee jump from the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge, which connects Zimbabwe and Zambia. Plummet 111 metres into the gorge below, as the Zambezi River rushes to meet you – it's a thrill like no other. If bungee jumping isn't enough, why not experience the bridge from new perspectives – free-falling on a Bridge Swing or gliding across the water on a zip-line? The sheer audacity of these adventures is matched only by the spectacular views they offer. 

Bungee Jumping Over the Zambezi River 

Brace yourself for the ultimate leap of faith with a bungee jump from the Victoria Falls Bridge. The 'Zambezi adrenaline fix' is not for the faint-hearted but promises a perspective of the falls that's both humbling and magnificent. 

Soar into infinity with a Bridge Swing 

Experience the thrill of free-fall or alternatively opt for the more leisurely slide experience. Either way, the Victoria Falls Bridge offers adventures that redefine what it means to fly. 

Zip-line Over the Falls 

Suspend belief – and yourself – as you whiz across the falls on a high-speed zip-line. The fleeting rush of air and spray from the cascading waters will linger in memory long after. 

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Conquer the Mighty Zambezi 

Dive into the Zambezi River for an unforgettable white-water rafting experience. With rapids named with equal parts humour and respect – think "The Washing Machine" and "The Gnashing Jaws of Death" – this is 24 kilometres of Grade 5 rapids that will challenge even seasoned rafters. 

Go White-Water Rafting on the Zambezi 

From gentle floats to heart-stopping drops, the Zambezi delivers adventure in every ripple of its currents. Rafting here is not just an experience; it's a passage into the river's wild, untamed spirit. 

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Nature's Theatre – The Victoria Falls Safari 

Step away from the adrenaline of the water and immerse yourself in the wildlife that thrives around Victoria Falls. Guided walking tours around the falls provide a more intimate experience, and sightings of the "Big Five" can be found in nearby national parks such as Zambezi and Mosi-Oa-Tunya, ensuring that your adventure is as diverse as it is breathtaking. 

Stroll through Eden on a Guided Walking Safari 

Accompanied by seasoned guides or on your own self-guided experience, a walking tour unveils the subtle, intricate details of Victoria Falls' ecosystem. Witness the splendour of the Falls from both the Zimbabwean and Zambian side, for a true experience of this natural wonder.  

Enjoy a Game Drive of Victoria Falls' Wildlife 

Explore the native bush and grasslands in the early hours of the morning or at dusk when animals are most active. Victoria Falls' game drives are a photographer's paradise and offer the opportunity to encounter the African bushveld in all its raw, unfiltered splendour. 

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The Aerial Perspective – Flight of the Angels 

To really appreciate the grandeur of Victoria Falls, take to the skies on what is rightfully termed as the "Flight of the Angels." A helicopter tour over the falls reveals perspectives that terrestrial views simply cannot. Humbling and in every sense of the word – heavenly. 

Take a Helicopter Tour over Victoria Falls  

This 12–13-minute tour offers a celestial encounter with the falls, the meandering Zambezi River, and the mosaic of national parks that surround this natural wonder. It's a view that redefines the term 'breath-taking.' 

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Victoria Falls from Zambia or Zimbabwe – Where is the Best View? 

The debate rages on as to whether the Zambian or Zimbabwean side of the falls offers the best experience. The answer is inherently subjective, reflecting not just the views but the activities and vibes of the two destinations. 

From Zimbabwe: The Gateway to Adventure 

The Zimbabwean side offers a panorama of the main falls and a range of adventure sports. Its national park and historical Victoria Falls Bridge provide the perfect backdrop for high-octane exploits. 

From Zambia: The Girdle of Sapphires 

 

On the Zambian side, visitors can look forward to a more comprehensive view of the cascades and a range of experiences that are a tad more laid-back, including the opportunity to swim in Devil's Pool – a natural rock pool right on the edge of the falls. 

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Frequently Asked Questions 

Can You Go Swimming in Victoria Falls? 

It's a daring but possible adventure to swim in naturally formed "Devil's Pool" during the dry season on the Zambian side. The experience is mesmerising, albeit not recommended for those who don't have a good head for heights. 

Is It Better to See Victoria Falls from Zambia or Zimbabwe? 

Both sides offer unique perspectives and experiences. For a view of the cascades, visit Zambia. For a panoramic display and access to various activities, including bungee jumping, Zimbabwe is ideal. If in doubt, why choose? Visit both sides for a truly comprehensive Victoria Falls experience. 

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Victoria Falls is a treasure trove of experiences where the wonder of untouched nature mingles with the thrill of unabashed adventure. It's a place where the soul of the wild Africa pulses alongside the heartbeat of the continent. Whether you seek the crescendo of free-fall or the quiet hum of the natural world, Victoria Falls is waiting – and the invitation to immerse yourself in its magnificence is as undeniable as it is irresistible. 

Craft your holiday package to Victoria Falls with Thompsons Holidays and discover an African adventure that transcends the ordinary. 

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