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Things to do in Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls – one of Zimbabwe’s most visited holiday destinations

The name Victoria Falls refers to the world-famous waterfalls in Zimbabwe and the town lying next to it. Aside from the waterfalls, there are plenty of other sightseeing opportunities and adventure activities that can be done within the vicinity of the falls, which results in tourists and backpackers usually staying longer than what they initially planned on. This in itself says a lot about the place!

 

Things to do in Victoria Falls

As one of the busiest tourist destinations in Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls caters to thousands of tourists each year. There are a number of tour operators in and around the town and you can easily get a package tour or hire a travel guide to explore Victoria Falls and the Zambezi National Park.

 

White Water Rafting

Water-based activities in the park include canoeing or cruising on the Zambezi River above the falls. If you are looking for a more fast-paced and extreme water adventure, try white water rafting on the river below the falls. The hike down the gorge towards the jump-off point can be tough but you will be rewarded with some of the world’s best rapids.

 

Victoria Falls Safari

Safari tours are also arranged in Victoria Falls and you can explore one of the best nature and animal reserves in the world. Add to the adventure of it all by riding a horse or elephant as you tour around.

 

Victoria Falls Bungee Jump

Other extreme sports that can be done in Victoria Falls are bungee jumping, cable sliding, and riding a gorge swing. The Victoria Falls Bungee Jump is either done solo or tandem, so you can enjoy this activity alone or with a partner. Beginner and pro bungee jumpers welcome!

 

When to go to Victoria Falls 

Zambezi National Park is open throughout the year but your experience will vary depending on which season you chose to visit the park. During the rainy months of December through March, you can see a dramatic and overwhelming volume of water down the falls and you will instantly get wet when you try to walk across the bridge or along the nearby trails.

 

In the dry season covering the months of April through November, the water volume is much lower and you will see the falls divided into smaller strands, exposing the basalt bedrock wall underneath. Although Victoria Falls is less impressive in the dry season, you can try a range of land-based and safari activities at this time of the year. No matter when you visit, there’s always fun things to do in Victoria Falls!

 

 

 

Victoria Falls National Park - Zambezi

Victoria Falls Facts

Population16 826
CountryZimbabwe
LanguageEnglish, Shona, Ndebele
CurrencyZimbabwean dollar
Longitude25.833333
Latitude-17.933333
AirportVictoria Falls Intl, Zimbabwe (VFA)

Victoria Falls average temperatures

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UNESCO-WORLD-HERITAGE-SITE

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Victoria Falls - Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls are not to be missed if you have the opportunity to visit them! Among the most beautiful and spectacular waterfalls in the world, the Victoria Falls with more than 2km of width are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll be standing on the other side of the narrow gorge, at the same level of the waterfall. If it’s sunny, be ready for some amazing rainbows, and don’t forget to bring a raincoat!

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MARATHON

Victoria Falls Marathon

Run a marathon in Zimbabwe and one of the largest waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls. The Victoria Falls Marathon has a fast and relatively flat course where you goagainst both local and international runners. Experience some of the most amazing sceneries in Africa as you cross the Victoria Falls Bridge, briefly enter Zambia and go through the Zambezi National Park with good views over the river. If you’re lucky you might even see some wildlife along the way. Besides the full marathon you can choose to participate in the half-marathon or the 7.5K fun run instead.

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