The Victoria Falls waterfall is known as Mosi-oa-Tunya (aka ‘the smoke that thunders’) located in the Zambezi River at the start of the Batoka Gorge. It is believed the falls were found by the explorer David Livingstone who first saw the waterfall, from Livingstone island and gave them the name ‘Victoria Falls’, named after Queen Victoria.
It is claimed to be the largest waterfall, although it is not the highest or the widest, based on the width of 1708 metres (approx. 5604 ft), and 108 metres in height (approx. 354 ft).
The rainy season runs from November to April with the rest of the year, experiencing a dry season. The Falls are in full flood from February to May, with the famous ‘white spray’ rising 400m above the actual falls that can be seen from a distance.
Possibly one of the busiest national parks in Africa, comprising not only of the magnificent Victoria Falls waterfall, but also the Victoria Falls town. Known as Africa’s adventure capital (unofficially) you have just about every adventure activity available to you including; white water rafting, bungee jumping, helicopter rides, jet boating, elephant back safaris, horse rides, sunset boat cruise, gorge swinging and so much more. This busy town is a popular starting and ending point for most overland tours, safari tours, self-guided tours and for travellers wanting an adventure getaway.