Written on: May 10, 2013
I visited in July 2012
With no awareness, the Zambezi river flows steadily, still, clear, moving waters that all of a sudden topple over 100 meters downwards. The roar, the thunder is massive, a grandeur, a spellbinding breathtaking spectacle that has rightfully earned a UNESCO world heritage site and "one of the greatest natural wonders in the world" title.
Entrance to the fall is through the national park charges are usd$ 30 pp for foreigners, a bit steep considering its not a one-time fee. You have to pay every time you enter the park throughout your stay. By 6 am we were well inside the park. Attire: raincoats and boots. We were well aware of our destination (baboons are a constant hassle in the park, avoid carrying bags and foods as they will snatch them). Along the park the only game we saw were baboons, a couple of wildebeest and warthog. We were not dampened by this, continue we did and finally we came to the paths leading to the falls. A bit slippery and wet, carry an umbrella or poncho though you will still get wet but not as much.
There was much mist but the breathtaking spectacle could be not be missed. Its beauty and power were in perfect view. It took us almost 3 hours of viewing the falls on the various viewpoints for us to be satisfied with our visit. The best view of the fall is from the air, but we had come during the wet season when the water was at its peak the spectacular views on the ground were extremely good if not better.
The knife edge Cecil Rhodes bridge facing the fall not only gave us unrivaled views of the falls, it also provided an adrenaline-heart pumping bungee jump with a 100 plus metre fall. This jump, though safe, is not for the fainthearted. It's pretty scary, pretty impressive. White water rafting and microlight/helicopter flight are also available .
For the ultimate thrill seekers, this is the place.
(nb It usually rains anywhere from November through to April, The falls are at their wettest and most spectacular by the end of this rainy season.)
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.
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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 ...