For many the major attraction to Zimbabwe is the mighty free flowing waterfall of Victoria Falls. Discovered by the British Explorer, Dr David Livingstone in 1855, the falls also form a natural border between Zimbabwe and Zambia is one of Africa’s renowned natural wonders of the world.
The Matabele called it “a Manz’ a Thunqayo”, the Arabs said it marks the end of the world, Livingstone named it in honour of his Queen and the Batswana people call it “Mosi-oa-Tunya” the Smoke that Thunders. The mist spray that the immense waterfall generates can bee see for miles and the cascade is formed by the 2 km wide Zambezi River, which plunges 108 m down a basalt lip and into the gorge below. The 111 m high Victoria Falls Bridge, which was commissioned by Cecil Rhodes in 1900 as a railway crossing, is now a popular place to bungee jump, crossed over by foot and acts as an excellent viewpoint of the falls and the foaming waters of the Zambezi River below.
There is a multitude of activities on offer in the area such as sundowner Zambezi cruises, take the “Flight of Angels” over the falls, walk with lions or go on a elephant back safari. For the adrenaline junkies a full or half day white water river rafting is available, gorge swinging across the bridge or have dinner at the popular Vic Falls Boma Restaurant. See Botswana safari tours that are combined with Victoria Falls.