Cheap Flights To Victoria Falls
Considered Africa's most spectacular natural wonder, Victoria Falls is the world's largest curtain of water. Known by locals as the Mosi-oa-Tunya, or "the Smoke that Thunders", visiting Victoria Falls is a truly breathtaking experience that will define your Africa holiday and leave you with lifelong memories of the beautiful and majestic continent. The natural wonder has statistics to put other iconic waterfalls to shame, reaching three times as long as Niagara Falls and twice the height, making the Victoria Falls the largest individual body of falling water on Earth. Incredibly, when the falls are flowing at their peak, the spray is too thick to see the foot, while during the dry season between September and December, more adventurous and athletic visitors can walk to the edge of the chasm or go for a dip beside the rim.
It goes without saying that a visit to the falls can keep you occupied for quite some time, but there are a number of great attractions nearby too that are well worth a visit. Around 90 minutes by car from the falls you'll find Hwange National Park: a sprawling expanse of over 14,600 square kilometres of biodiversity including varied habitats, wildlife and many species of bird. Victoria Falls hosts a number of annual events including the Fun Enduro and the Falls Marathon to give a once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience that you'll never forget.
Things To Do
As the world's largest curtain of falling water, the Victoria Falls are the perfect place to try your hand at adventurous water sports or enjoy a scenic river cruise in the warm African sunshine.
As the world's largest falling water feature, the falls attract adrenaline junkies from all over the world. Perhaps the most thrill seeking activity you can enjoy at the falls is white water rafting: navigate the aptly-named rapids such as Oblivion, The Washing Machine and the ominous-sounding Judgement Day.
If you'd prefer not to get wet but have a good head for heights, the falls make the ideal setting for a number of high-up activities including the Flying Fox, a pulley cable that takes you across the gorge, and the Gorge Swing, where you are harnessed to a rope that traverses the entire width of the gorge.
Victoria Falls makes for an unforgettable holiday experience but can be physically strenuous to explore on foot. For a relaxed way to enjoy the falls, opt for a Zambezi River cruise, which travels upstream of the falls and often includes dinner and drinks for the ultimate romantic experience.
Calendar Of Events
It's hard to imagine a more beautiful place to enjoy vibrant live music and thrilling athletic events than the Victoria Falls.
- Fun Enduro: The Fun Enduro is an annual event hosted by the falls' Wildlife Trust that cares for and rehabilitates orphaned elephants. The event involves motorcycle and quad bike racers riding along the Bakota Gorge along the Hwange communal lands.
- Vic Falls Carnival: This vibrant carnival welcomes award-winning music acts and DJs for a three-day party. The combination of world-class music acts and the spectacular scenery make for a once-in-a-lifetime party experience to rival any other on Earth.
- Zambezi Cycle Challenge: The Zambezi Cycle Challenge is a fundraising event that aims to raise funds to preserve the falls and their surrounding environment and involves three days of cycling between 50 and 80 kilometres per day.