Affectionately known to the locals as Maso-a-tunya (the smoke that thunders), Victoria Falls is an awe-inspiring natural world wonder. Stretching 1 700 m wide, it’s massive body of water travels over the falls before forming a rising cloud of water. Pack your raincoat because you can’t avoid getting wet.
Activities and accommodation
If you're feeling a little daring, you can try bungee jumping off the bridge. It’s exhilarating and the entire experience can be captured on camera for your travel journal.
But that’s just the start of the adventure. Book an overflight in an aircraft or helicopter and see the falls or wildlife from above. Or book a cruise on the Zambezi River and see the crocodiles and hippopotamus up close and personal. There are also game drives through Victoria Falls National Park or nearby wildlife sanctuaries. Your game ranger will not only show you the best sites, but share their knowledge of the local flora and fauna, birdlife and wildlife.
And if you want to slow down the pace, pop into Victoria Falls town for a coffee and shopping before heading on to your camp site. You can sleep in a tent if you want a rustic experience, or book a lodge – never a bad idea when the rainy season is in full swing. If you prefer something a little more luxurious, there are plenty of BnBs or hotels to choose from.
Victoria Falls International Airport
Just outside of Victoria Falls town you will find the new international airport. It features a four-kilometre runway, state-of-the-art control tower (one of the most advanced in Africa), and a fire station equipped to respond to fire or medical emergencies.
Facilities at the international terminal include 14 check-in counters, nine (9) boarding gates, three (3) baggage carousels, a dozen shops, two (2) restaurants, 28 aircraft parking bays and parking facilities for 400 vehicles.