One of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World
The waters of Africa’s mighty Zambezi River plunge over the sheer edge of a mile-wide basalt chasm with a continuous, indescribable roar as they dramatically fall one hundred metres at a rate of 3000 tonnes per second. This is the spectacular Victoria Falls, the largest sheet of falling water in the world, one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Scottish explorer and missionary, David Livingstone is believed to be the first known European to view Victoria Falls, which he allegedly did while standing on Livingstone Island. He named Africa’s famous waterfall after his Queen. It is known locally as Mosi-Oa-Tunya, ‘the smoke that thunders’. Victoria Falls has been one of Africa’s premier destinations for world travellers for more than a century and it evokes all the romance and awe of the explorer’s era. As it forms part of the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls can be visited from both countries, each providing a unique viewpoint, and offering best quality safari-style accommodation, dining and activities that will ensure an African adventure you will never forget. The Falls and its surrounds have been remarkably preserved as National Parks, and boast an abundance of African wilderness and wildlife.