There is nothing quite like the heart-pounding sensation of actually standing on the edge of these magnificent falls and being drenched by the never-ending spray...
For those that need a foreign language translation of the Tour of Victoria Falls, we recommend the audio guides which are available at the entrance to the National Park.
But no matter how you decide to visit “The Smoke That Thunders” very few people are ever really prepared for the incredible beauty and mesmerizing strength and power of the mighty Victoria Falls.
The heart-pounding sensation of actually standing on the edge of the precipice above the raging Zambezi waters is something quite unforgettable.
Spray from the pounding water rises more than 60 feet into the air before tumbling down to create 24 hours of solid rain...
The Falls are literally at the end of the main street through the town center. Of course, the ever-present 'Smoke' (rising spray) will very soon have you orientated as to its location. It is a very walkable distance from the town center and closer hotels (see our map) – Please bear in mind that in summer at mid-day it can get very, very hot.
There is nothing quite like the heart-pounding sensation of actually standing on the edge of these magnificent falls and being drenched by the never-ending spray... But no matter how you decide to visit “The Smoke That Thunders” very few people are ever really prepared for the incredible beauty and mesmerizing strength and power of the mighty Victoria Falls. The heart-pounding sensation of actually standing on the edge of the precipice above the raging Zambezi waters is something quite unforgettable. Spray from the pounding water rises more than 60 feet into the air before tumbling down to create 24 hours of solid rain... The Falls are literally at the end of the main street through the town center. Of course, the ever-present 'Smoke' (rising spray) will very soon have you orientated as to its location. Please bear in mind that in summer at mid-day it can get very, very hot.
The edge of the falls is reached through the cool, moist tunnels of the rainforest. Always shrouded in a fine spray, the forest is a fairyland of exotic plants thriving in the humidity. Concrete paths, (the only obvious man-made intrusions since Livingstone's day) have been made to stop sightseers trampling away the lip of the gorge.
Main falls Victoria Wonderful spray from the Victoria Falls
Tour of Victoria Falls Rainbow View Dean enjoying Rainbow Falls view
Tour of Victoria Falls -Cataract Falls View from the "chain walk" set of stairs
Tour of Victoria Falls Us with the falls in the background
Victoria falls sunrise Sunrise over the Victoria Falls
Parts of the precipice opposite the falls have been cleared of undergrowth to give a clear view, but the falls can also be seen from the depths of the forest through glistening, dripping, spray-soaked leaves.
Early morning is a magic time to see the falls, as the sun rises it tints the plumes of spray pink and gold. There is a statue of David Livingstone (Sculptured by Sir William Reid-Dick) on the western end of the chasm, over looking the Devils Cataract.
You will also find a set of stairs going down to a view point called the “Chain Walk”– where you will be able to look into the Devils Cataract – I would say this is definitely well worth doing and is personally one of my favourite places to enjoy the view on the tour of Victoria Falls.
A surreal and magical night experience awaits those who are lucky enough to plan their Victoria Falls trips to coincide with the full moon. For three nights each month (one on either side of the actual full moon date), the Rainforest is open for a dramatic lunar rainbow – a rare natural phenomenon (also known as a moonbow or lunar bow or white rainbow) produced by the moon rather than the sun (a solar rainbow).
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We travelled with Falcon Safaris in Zimbabwe and Botswana for 16 days. Falcon designed a wonderful trip with private guide to the most interesting sites in both countries. The organization of the whole trip was excellent, flights within the country, accommodation and activites. The guides were very knowledgable and told us a lot about the countries, their history, people, economy and much more. Wevisited the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, the Victoria Falls and a number of national parks in both countries.
Rhino tracking was a real adventure! We had tremendous further game drives and saw very many animals - we did the Big Five. We had much more activities than planned and enjoyed very much.We strongly recommend Falcon Safaris to everyone planning a trip to Southern Africa and East Africa.
Our Consultant Vimbai was very helpful and accommodating. We stayed at the Elephant hills hotel which was nothing short of amazing.Our activities included a helicopter flight, dinner cruise as well as a morning game drive. All the activities were absolutely amazing.
We worked with Gertrude to schedule and organize everything and she did an excellent job. I asked a lot of questions via e-mail and she answered everyone in a timely helpful manner. Our guide at Victoria Falls was also great. He met us at the airport, provided a thoughtful tour of the Falls and got us to our next guide in Botswana. Our lodgings at River View Lodge were just as described- very comfortable and excellent food. All the staff were so pleasant and helpful. If I had to do it again I would arrange a morning boat ride as well. We only did the sunset boat rides and they were the high point of our entire trip- we saw so many animals and our guide was very knowledgeable. Just a great experience. Our lodgings at Oddball's Enclave was rustic and we loved it. So great to disconnect from the world for a bit. Leo, our guide, was the best - got us out and about, saw fantastic wildlife and got back to camp safely each time. Doc manages the camp so well. This whole trip was planned and organized by Falcon Safaris and we could not have been happier.
Falcon safaris have given my the correct advice with excellent service. The only suggestion will be to work closer with the lodges to confirm bookings as soon as possible. We have booked and pay our deposit a year in advance. We have only receive our final convermation from Chobe Safari lodge a week before departure. I do realize its not within your controle but with limit alternatives and a group of 14 people it becomes an issue to find alternative accomodation if the booking was cancelled.
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