Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and a tourism destination of note. The primary attraction, the Victoria Falls themselves, need little introduction, but you can also undertake a wealth of activities, from game drives and bush walks to river cruises and helicopter rides.
Above the Victoria Falls, where the Zambezi River is wide, calm and placid, tourist activities include sunset cruises, canoe drifts, fishing, birdwatching and game viewing opportunities along the Zambezi National Park. Within the Park itself are several private safari lodges, which we visit as part of our multi-day trips. Below the Victoria Falls the Zambezi River, as it twists and turns its way through the Batoka Gorge, is home to some of the wildest white water rafting in the world, complete with adventure activities such as gorge swings and bungee jumps.
Victoria Falls town is surrounded by National Park, and wild animals roam freely, including elephant, buffalo, various antelope species, warthog, vervet monkeys and baboons. Associated predators such as leopard and hyaena are also found, and very rarely lion and wild dog are also seen. Many animals are often found in and around town, including elephants, buffalo and the occasional lion!
Beyond Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe offers the traveller a wealth of travel options, from the wilderness safari areas of Hwange National Park, the magical landscapes of the Matopas, iconic ruins of Great Zimbabwe, misty mountains of the Eastern Highlands to the sleepy shores of Lake Kariba. Born in Zimbabwe, our outfitter has traveled widely throughout the region, and after more than 30 years in the safari industry she is believes there are still many wonderful places to explore. She is very happy to advise and assist you in planning your Zimbabwe itinerary.