Victoria Waterfall

Victoria Falls Guide – all you need to know

 

Victoria Waterfall

My Victoria Falls Guide is going to give you an complete insight of things to know before visiting Vic Falls.

On my second safari in Africa “From Windhoek Namibia to Livingston Zambia” I stopped at the mighty Victoria Waterfall in Zimbabwe. This impressive fall is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world and one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa. Are you planning to visit Vic Falls too? Here I will answer the most important questions for your trip to Victoria Falls.

 

Where is Victoria Falls located?

The mighty Victoria Falls are located in Southern Africa on the Zambezi River, This river is Africa´s fourth largest river after Nile, Congo and Niger. The river is also defining the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. That´s why you can see the waterfalls from both countries.

How to get to Victoria Falls?

There are different ways of how to get to Victoria Falls:

Rental car:

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Bus:

Intercape, a South African bus company, used to stop at Victoria Falls. Unfortunately, they  are not stopping at Vic Falls anymore, However, you can get a bus to Bulawayo or Harare and from there use the public mini buses.

Plane:

There are 2 airport nearby:

  • the airport of Livingston Zambia
  • the airport of Victoria Falls Town

 

Overland Truck:

G-Adventure is a great agency offering overland trips in a small group. The have many trips passing Victoria Falls. Check them out:

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Is Victoria Falls the largest Waterfall in the World?

There are 3 ways of how to measure a waterfall: by volume, by width and by height. If you combine these factors there are 3 large waterfalls in the world: Niagara Falls, Iguacu Falls and Victoria Falls.

 

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Victoria Falls Entrance Fee

The massive Victoria Falls can be seen from the Zimbabwean and from the Zambian side. Entrance fee for Victoria Falls National Park on the Zimbabwean side is $30 whereas the entrance fee from the Zambian side is just $10.

Victoria Falls Zimbabwe versus Victoria Falls Zambia

Most people say the Victoria Falls are more impressive from the Zimbabwean side as you have 15 look outs whereas there is only one main spot from the Zambian side. Personally, I think so too.

 

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Best time to visit Victoria Falls

I went to Victoria Waterfalls in Januar which is considered to be the rainy season. The Falls are a spectacular experience at High Water. However, the spray makes it more difficult to see and photograph the waterfall. A good time to visit Victoria Waterfall is from February to May. This is directly after the rainy season. If you want to combine your visit with a safari then you should come from June to August.

I woudn´t recommend visiting Victoria Waterfall October to November. Especially during a drought you barely have water and there is no waterfall from the Zambian side. Each time of the year has its advantages and disadvantages.

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Victoria Falls Activities

There are plenty of things to do in Victoria Falls. The most famous activities are White Water Rafting, Helicopter flights, a splash in Devils Pool and the Bungee Jump.

Here you can book your activities for Victoria Waterfall:

Do I need a visa to visit Victoria Falls?

Most nationalities need a visa to visit Zimbabwe and Zambia. If you are planning to visit Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwean and the Zambian side there is a visa called Kaza Visa for $50 covering Zimbabwe and Zambia for a period of 30 days. Get this one as there is no need to pay for 2 visas. The visa at the boarder you can pay in US$, South African Rand, English Pounds and even in Euros.

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Victoria Falls Bridge – how to get from Zimbabwe to Zambia?

How to get from Victoria Falls Zimbabwe to Vic Falls Zambia? There is the Victoria Bridge connecting both countries . You can easily cross the bridge by foot. It was really exciting for me as this was my first border crossed by foot. 🙂

 

Victoria Waterfall accommodation

My recommendation:

Livingston Backpackers is my favorite backpackers in Livingston. Check it out!

You will find more hostels & lodges on Hostelworld:

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Have you been to Victoria Falls or another impressive waterfall before? Let me know in the comments!

 

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