Victoria Falls Overnight Safaris
After your safari in South Africa, to add on a three or four day overnight safari to Victoria Falls is a good idea to complete a real South African safari vacation. It can also be a start to your South African vacation moving from there to Chobe and then Madikwe Game Reserve.
The Magnificent Victoria Falls - "the smoke that thunders"
Overnight Accommodation at Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls is an ideal add-on to a South African Safari
The Victoria Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Located on the Zambezi River between Zimbabwe and Zambia, Victoria Falls is an awe-inspiring experience, the sight, the sound, the humbling feeling that here indeed is Nature’s Supreme Masterpiece. The sheer scale and size of Victoria Falls can only be fully realised by experiencing it in reality. No photograph can begin to depict the reality ...
and nothing prepares you for your first sight.
Otherwise known as Mosi-O-Tunya - “The Smoke that Thunders” Victoria Falls is only a 90 minute flight from Johannesburg.
While Victoria Falls is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is claimed to be the largest, it is the largest single curtain of falling water in the world, 1708 meters (5604 feet) wide and 110 metres (360 feet) deep - more than twice the size of Niagara.
There is accommodation for everyone at Victoria Falls, family hotels, opulent 5 star hotels, historical hotels and luxury lodges for discerning travellers, however there is also no shortage of bed & breakfasts, backpackers and campsites.
Go Safari will arrange a safari to Victoria Falls to suit your needs and time constraints and add this to your safari to South Africa.
Experience the Victoria Falls, don't just visit it! .
Victoria Falls, adventure capital of Africa
Victoria Falls is Africa’s undisputed adventure capital. Victoria Falls is built around the activities it has on offer and the destination in which it is set. Despite the magnificence of the falls, the town and surrounds is a playground for the adventure enthusiast who wishes to experience the raw magic of Africa.
From white water rafting and bungee jumping off the historical railway bridge to river board and jet boats in the Batoka gorge below the falls. Additionally there is also abseiling, zip line and gorge swinging over the Zambezi River. For the truly brave at heart the Devils Pool swim in the Victoria Falls pool is an exhilarating experience.
Wildlife enthusiasts have the option to encounter the Big 5 on full or multi-day safaris to the Chobe River and Chobe National Park. Birding, fishing, canoeing allows for soulful wilderness immersions whilst walking with lions and the elephant back safaris promise unique wildlife experiences.
The helicopter and micro-light flips over the falls present an incredibly scenic way to experience the perspective of this natural wonder. The steam train experience and guided tours around the town provide an historical taste Victoria Falls. Then ending off your day with crocodiles, hippo and bird life during a sunset cruise and dinner on the Zambezi river is unforgettable. For golfers there is the Gary Player designed championship golf course close by.
When to visit Victoria Falls
Although you can view the Victoria Falls from Zimbabwe and Zambia, the Zimbabwean side offers a greater number of viewing points but the few viewing point from the Zambian side are just as spectacular. During the dry season between September and December, the eastern cataract on the Zambian side of the falls tends to dry up and then visits to Livingstone Island and Devils Pool are possible whist the Zimbabwean side continues to provide amazing views.
Victoria Falls can be visited all year round, however the best time of the year to visit the Falls will depend on what you are most interested in seeing and doing. February to April the falls are at their most spectacular and the amazing spectacle of the Zambezi in full flood, rushing into the gorge below. Photography will also be excellent during this time of the year as much of the surrounding wilderness will be in full bloom as a result of the summer rains. Blooming flowers, moody sunsets and epic thunderstorms all provide easy pickings for any photographer’s portfolio of African images.
From July to November, the perfect opportunity for the adrenaline junkie to experience the white water rafting, river boarding, jet boats and canoe trips up the Zambezi River. A visit to Devils Pool is possible and you can actually see the size of the Victoria Falls and the gorge.
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I recently went to SA on a business trip and wanted to make a quick trip to Victoria Falls. With the help of Go SAfari I had a seemless and great trip. Not only did they handle all the details for me via email they were able to provide great recommendations which assured that I would make the most out of my stay. I was booked at the beautiful Zambezi Sun which was a stones throw to the magnificent Falls. Went to see the Falls immediately then cocktails at the Royal Livingstone's, beautiful, another great Go Safari recommendation! Next morning because of the superb hotel I was able to get up early and see the Falls at sunrise. It was magnificent and felt like I had the whole place to myself. I also did an exciting and spectacular mircolight ride over the Falls which Go SAfari arranged again with my tight schedule in mind.
Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to get an amazing view of the Falls from a birds perspective.
Again many, many thanks to Go SAfari for arranging a trip I will always remember and hope someday to repeat.
Thanks a million Glen and Susan. I'll never forget it!