Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is the largest waterfall in the world because its height and width together create the largest single sheet of flowing water whose spray can be seen for miles.
Scottish explorer Dr. David Livingstone discovered the falls and he named them Victoria Falls after the reigning queen at that time. The locals called the falls Mosi-ao-Tunya, meaning “Smoke that Thunders”, in reference to the roaring sound of the water and the smoke-like spray that billows into the sky.
The Victoria Falls area is steeped in tremendous history of Scottish explorer Livingstone and his travels and, to guests’ delight, serves as an epicenter of outdoor adventure activities. Activities are geared to all ages and to all levels of thrill seekers. There’s whitewater rafting, bridge sailing, bungee jumping, hiking, zip lining, just to name some of the area’s offerings.
A special activity is the “Flight of the Angel”, a helicopter ride over the falls and the surrounding area, which captures the magnificence and the splendor of this incredible place. Keen anglers come to fish the mighty Zambezi River for great freshwater game fish, such as the Tigerfish. They are powerful predators known to give quite a fight and are the ultimate catch. The area never ceases to yield adventure at every turn.
Those who visit Victoria Falls typically choose a stay of 2 to 3 nights followed by a safari thus making their journey in Africa action-packed and adventure-filled.
Lodging is available on the Zambia side as well as the Zimbabwe side.
The Elephant Camp has breathtaking views of the Victoria Falls spray and the spectacular gorges which separate Zimbabwe and Zambia. It is a luxury and intimate lodge with accommodation for 24 guests in 12 luxury tents as well as an area for exclusive use which compromises 4 luxury family tents for a maximum of 8 adults and 8 children.
Ilala Lodge provides distinguished yet affordable boutique hotel accommodation in gracious and secluded surrounds. There are just 34 spacious rooms decorated in muted tones, teak furniture and soft furnishings in creams and soft browns complimented by comfortable beds and tranquil views.
The River Club is sited at a magnificent vantage point providing stunning views over a sweeping bend on the Zambezi River. There are 11 different accommodation options for guests ranging from Standard rooms to Suites with private plunge pools and all rooms are beautifully decorated.
Royal Chundu is a sanctum of quiet solitude and untouched beauty and the first Relais & Châteaux property in Zambia. There are 2 lodges at Royal Chundu, Island Lodge and River Lodge, offering a total of 4 luxurious villas and 10 magnificent suites.
The Royal Livingston has an enviable view of and private access to the spray of the falls. From the imposing foyer and bar filled with fine cognacs to the zebras grazing peacefully on the lawns, this is a place to spoil yourself. There are a total of 173 en-suite guestrooms offering splendid accommodation in 17 riverbank residences.
There are 12 spacious en-suite safari-style tents (including three family tents) with expansive decks that soak up the dramatic views and active wildlife. The camp’s dining, lounge and bar areas offer ample space for relaxation and are complemented by an infinity pool, with meals served on the sundeck, the pool deck and dining room all overlooking the Zambezi.
Tongabezi Lodge is a luxury lodge near Victoria Falls on the banks of the Zambezi River just upstream of Victoria Falls. Guests choose from a selection of houses and cottages, each beautifully styled with furniture and embellishments from all over Africa. Each house and cottage has its own valet who takes care of guests throughout their stay and acts as a private concierge.
The Victoria Falls Hotel, built in 1904, lies within a vast manicured garden with a view of the Victoria Falls bridge and the spray of the falls. A private path leads guests from the gardens to the entrance of the Victoria Falls rainforest in an easy stroll. There are 161 rooms ranging from Standard to Suites. All the rooms echo the hotel’s rich colonial heritage.
The Victoria Falls Safari Club, with 16 Club Rooms and 4 Suites, is situated within the magnificent grounds of the award-winning Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and looks out over the Zambezi National Park and a nearby private waterhole where animals come to drink.
The Victoria Falls Safari Lodge has 72 en-suite bedrooms ranging from Standard all the way to luxurious King Suites. All rooms have luxury amenities with views of either the National Park, the sunset, or of our on-site waterhole where the animals freely come to drink.