Victoria Falls A Brief History
Victoria Falls, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the world. Located on the Zimbabwe and Zambia border and is part of the Zambezi river. Its considered to be one of the worlds largest waterfalls being 1708 meters wide. It is roughly twice the height of Niagara Falls.
There are two national parks around the falls, the Mosi-oa-Tubya National Park being on the Zambian side and the Victoria Falls National Park, being on the Zimbabwe side. Both national parks are registered UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The Walk Along The Falls
We decided to do the walk along the falls. Our hotel was only situate down the road, and we were going to walk but we decided to book a tour and guide just because we love to soak up as much info as possible.
That map below shows all the vantage points you can stop and see the falls.
Our favourite points were 1 and 2 here the falls are running to see it is incredible because the speed at which the water is going is both amazing but scary.
My other top points were 4,5 and 15 with the later giving great views back across the falls. and 4 and 5 giving a different perspective to the first two.
TOP TIP: The splash back from the falls gives off so much water its like it is constantly raining. We put our phones in ziplock backs to keep them dry but still had the ability to use them. Other than a bit of cash and passport (if you are going to go on the bridge) I wouldn’t bring anything else.
Rain jackets are provided by your tour guide, but obviously if you make your own way there bring a rain jacket.
Once near the end you can head to the bridge (see below)
Victoria Falls Bridge The Border
The Victoria bridge acts as a border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. The views of the bridge are unreal. As I said this is a border and although the bridge itself is considered ‘no-man’s land’, you still need your passport to access it (and no, you don’t get a stamp when you do this unfortunately). But its well worth the view.
Devils Pool, Would You Dare?
Another attraction of the Falls, which unfortunately we didn’t get to try. The Devil’s Pool , a zone of low current and rock barriers, from September to December, is possible to swim in. I wouldn’t say its a safe activity, because there is still some danger due to its location on the edge of the falls and only a few feet away from one of the cascades over the falls. But however this is certainly one thing those adrenaline junkies will be dying to try.
Unfortunately we went in March and the water levels were far to high. I have attached a photo not of us but to show what it is like.
Tours And Prices
Admission to the falls is $30 USD for adults and $15 USD for kids we. The tour itself was $23 USD or $11.50 USD for kids, and that included pick up and drop off to and from the falls and a guide for the whole group which if I remember rightly was around 20 people. So all up was $55 USD for adults and $26.50 USD for kids. Below is who we used.
Thanks for stopping by if you think this was good coming up is our helicopter ride over the falls
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