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Victoria Falls Guide


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The Falls are the most visited attraction in Zimbabwe,  thousands of tourists go there every year, to walk in the beautiful rain forest and look at the scenic view points of the falls, during the months of November to April (rainy season), you will get particularly wet and the sound of the falls will be almost deafening. Other attractions are to bungee jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge (111m high) and dive into the Zambezi River gorge, or white water rafting below the fall in the rapids of the Zambezi River. For the non adrenaline junkies, relax on a sun downer cruise above the falls or experience the flight of the angels giving you a stunning view of the falls from above.The majestic Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders), are found on the Zambezi river, between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and were discovered by David Livingstone in 1855.  The mighty Victoria Falls has seventeen view points, the most impressive ones being the main falls and devil cataract where approx 500 million litres of water per minute flows over there in peak season.  The falls are a staggering 1708 metres in width with a maximum height of 108 metres.

 

Weather

Victoria falls has the perfect climate for holiday makers, between May and August is Winter, which is still warm average max temp 24 degrees, and the minimum temperature of 10 degrees.  Summer can be extremely hot in Victoria Falls, September through to April , with relief of rain during the months of November to March.

 

How to get there

By Car

From Harare it is approximately 880kms to Victoria Falls taking around eight hours so it is advisable to split up your journey.  Approximately 440kms out of Harare is, the second largest city in Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, which is a perfect place to split up your journey.  Just outside Bulawayo, is Matobo National Park where you view Cecil John Rhodes grave, look at some of the finest rock paintings, and game view in the park.  Another highly recommended place to stay is Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe's largest park where you will be able to see large herds of elephants, buffalo and zebra.  There are a number of places to stay depending on your budget, there is The Hide, Impondo Safaris and Hwange Lodges and Camping.

 

By Air

Victoria Falls airport is  approx twenty kms out of town, car hire is available, and vehicles can be picked up from the airport.  Most of the hotels and lodges in Victoria Falls have a pick up service for their clients.  Alternatively you can hire a taxi which costs $30 and can take a maximum of 4 people.  There are also meet and greet bus services, that cost $12 one way per person. 

 

 

 

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