Written on: January 16, 2014
I visited in December 2013
I have been to Victoria Falls a couple of times. Each visit has left me awestruck. Being Norwegian, I am used to waterfalls, but the power and beauty of the Victoria Falls is stunning.
The best way to experience the falls is by walking the trail in the national park on the Zimbabwean side. The path takes you along the gorge, and lets you get glimpses of different sections as you walk along. There are 16 viewing points, each with breathtaking sights. The path also leads you through a spectacular tropical rainforest. If you stroll along leisurely, the walk will take about two hours. The best time to visit is early afternoon, when the sun shines on the water and you can see multiple rainbows over the gorge.
When I visited in December 2013, entrance to the national park was $30. I observed a frustrated family who had to go back to town to get cash, as they were not able to use VISA or American Express. So be sure to carry enough paper money with you!
The spray from the falls will leave your clothes, your shoes, and everything you carry with you, soaked. You can buy umbrellas and raincoats from hawkers at the entrance. Even if you don’t mind getting wet yourself, you will need some kind of protection for your camera and phone. And wear sandals or flip flops if you want your hiking boots to be dry the next morning.
A few minutes from the main entrance to the park is "The Big Tree", a Baobab estimated to be 1500 years old. It's a Victoria Falls landmark, and worthwhile having a look at if you have some spare time after visiting the falls.
Written on: Jan 21, 2016
| Visited: Dec 2015.
While on our honeymoon in South Africa, my husband and I made a trip up to Zambia / Zimbabwe to see Victoria Falls and we are so glad we did! My husband and I felt it was well deserving of "the seven natural wonders of the world" placement and were amazed by the amount of water that rushes over the falls.
On our first day in Zambia, we took a boat over to Livin...
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Written on: Feb 13, 2015
| Visited: May 2014.
This is the most famous of the mighty waters. At the height of the wet-season, five hundred and fifty million cubic meters of water roars over the edge of a cliff into the dramatic gorge, over one hundred meters below. What a sight to see!! This area is becoming known for adventure-sports. White-water rafting and bungie jumping are both available for those seekin...
Written on: Jul 31, 2014
| Visited: Feb 2014.
I'm a bit of a waterfall fanatic. I've been to Iguazu, Niagra Falls and Khone Falls in Laos. I found the falls impressive, but would rank them after Iguazu, which to me was absolutely amazing.
There was a lot of water going over but it was also very misty and hard to see. Also, beware of the baboons, who can be very aggressive! read more
Written on: Jul 17, 2014
| Visited: Apr 2014.
Vic Falls is a MUST for anyone who loves an adrenaline rush. You have to do the Vic Falls BUNGEE jump to do it justice. I went during high water time and was wet and happy. Would gladly return for another jump.
Written on: Mar 16, 2014
| Visited: Oct 2009.
Victoria Falls can be viewed from two different countries (Zambia and Zimbabwe). I happened to be working on an African lion research project at the time, and had some time off to take a side trip somewhere near Livingstone. I had briefly seen the falls on my way up on an overland tour, but I hadn't visited the park itself. I'd heard conflicting opinions about whic...
Written on: Jan 08, 2014
| Visited: Apr 2011.
I initially planned on just seeing the falls from the Zambian side, since that's where I was staying and it was expensive to cross over a bridge, into another country, so I could see the same water only from a different angle. I eventually decided that we're only going to be here once, so I did it. I really recommend doing both sides. Yes, it's expensive, but the Z...
Written on: Nov 28, 2013
| Visited: Apr 2010.
Victoria Falls is impressive on the worst of days. Catch the falls over a full moon, when the park stays open in the evening (Zam side), and prepare to have your mind blown. The power, the noise, and the beauty is exponentially increased when you sit beside the rushing Zambezi under the light of the moon. It costs a little extra to extend your day into the evening,...
Written on: Sep 16, 2013
| Visited: Feb 2013.
To my right the sign says “Welcome to Zimbabwe.” To my left “Welcome to Zambia.” Behind me, the Victoria Falls. Waterfalls can be higher, wider, and longer. But this is the officially most powerful in the world. It's estimated that 1000 tonnes of water drop over the edge, every second. I can hear the crash of the water from almost 10 kilometres away and it more tha...
Written on: Jul 12, 2013
| Visited: May 2013.
Spend the money and tour Victoria Fall by helicopter first. It is an amazing view and really gives you the full layout of the river and delta below. Then put on your rain gear and prepare to get baptized. We were there in May when the water and spray drenched us. It was all part of the experience. Wear shoes you don't mind getting wet or you can rent plastic ...
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I've been to Africa twice now for a total of around 7 months, completing an overland trip from Cape Town to Addis Ababa and north-to-south drive of Madagascar.
Written on: May 28, 2013
| Visited: Mar 2009.
There is mist EVERYWHERE! Victoria Falls strikes that same chord that a summer rain did as a child. The place is wonderful, the deep thrumming booms of the falls keep your innards a bit akimbo, and at times you're scrambling out along a slippery pedestrian bridge trying to protect your camera, giggling like a child.
It is quite an experience.
There was one small ...