For sheer awe-inspiring natural beauty and a superlative safari vacation experience head to the Victoria Falls region of Zambia. The normally placid Zambezi River plunges down gorges and a chasm to create the world’s largest waterfalls at Victoria Falls located within the Mosi-oa-Tunya (‘smoke that thunders’) National Park of Zambia. Clouds of spray blow back into the sky from the 546 million cubic meters of water that plummet over the 2km edge every minute creating dancing rainbows and a thunderous roar that follows you wherever you go in this area. The Victoria Falls region of Zambia is found to the south of the Kafue Flats and Lower Zambezi region and to the south west of the Luangwa National Parks and is one of Zambia’s highlight destinations.
Stay in colonial splendour along the banks of the Zambezi River or in upmarket African lodges, there is a wide range of luxury accommodation available that will provide the perfect base to explore this naturally beautiful adventure capital of Africa. You can combine your visit here with other Zambian destinations on one of our carefully researched luxury tours.
Spend some time at the Falls walking on the well-marked paths in the rain forests alongside. Victoria Falls is spectacular year-round but the peak flood season is around March and April when the full power of the Falls can be experienced in all its glory. Due to the masses of spray rising from the fallen water the full width of the Falls cannot be seen on foot during this time. We recommend that you take to the air for a fabulous viewing experience known as the ‘Flight of Angels’.
Below the Falls it is possible to go white water rafting, one of the best destinations for this in Africa, or bungee jump from the 111 metre high bridge. Cruise down the river, explore the region by elephant-or-horseback safari but make sure that you don’t miss out on this fantastic African destination.
The Zambian side of Victoria Falls is also known for the quality of its wildlife viewing. Look out for white rhino, buffalo, elephant and giraffe in this region as well as the commonly sighted baboons and warthogs. Contact the Southern Africa Travel team for more information on where best to stay in the Victoria Falls region of Zambia.
One of the seven natural wonders of the world and considered to be the largest waterfall in the world based on width (1.7km) and height (108m), Victoria Falls has fascinated people since it was first discovered. Local inhabitants called it Mosi-oa-Tunya (‘smoke that thunders’) and Scottish explorer, Dr Livingstone, referred to its beauty as something angels would gaze upon during their flight. Immerse yourself in the experience by walking alongside or seeing it from the air, which also gives you the opportunity to spot elephant, hippos and other wildlife while taking in the awe-inspiring view.
Jump in to the action when in the Victoria Falls region of Zambia, the activities on offer are numerous from water sports such as white water rafting and canoe trips to elephant-back safaris and bungee jumping.
A day trip to neighbouring Chobe National Park
Head across the border into Botswana’s Chobe National Park where you can expect to spot large herds of elephants, buffalo and tons of bird species amongst an abundance of other wild and wonderful animals. The day trip begins with a river cruise to Chobe and then transfer to a game drive vehicle that will take you through the park itself.
Surf the Zambezi
River boarding is a great way to experience the Zambezi River, you ‘surf’ the rapids using a large body board, a high adrenaline sport that is not for the faint hearted! Full support is provided and an experienced river guide will accompany you to ensure your safety.
5 Nights | 6 Days
On this unique Southern African journey we combine the magic of the vast Zambezi River and the nearby Victoria Falls with the raw wilderness of the Chobe River that divides Namibia’s Caprivi Strip from Botswana’s Chobe National Park. Here you will view some of the most prolific wildlife on the African continent from the comfort of a luxurious houseboat.
8 Nights | 9 Days
A truly fabulous journey to three of Africa's most exciting destinations. Begin your journey in cosmopolitan Cape Town, before heading to the world renowned Sabi Sands Reserve for a Big Five Adventure. Finally visit the majestic Victoria Falls in Zambia and listen for the 'Smoke that thunders'!
6 Nights | 7 Days
On this memorable tour we effortlessly combine the thrill of a Big Five safari adventure in the Kruger National Park, together with the mystery of the incredible Victoria Falls, and a magical river safari onboard a luxury houseboat on Botswana’s renowned Chobe River.
6 Nights | 7 Days
This tour combines the highlights of one of Southern Africa’s most enchanting regions… from the spectacular views of the cascading Victoria Falls to close encounters with the elephants of Chobe and the exhilarating predator sightings in Moremi.
7 Nights | 8 Days
Start off in the beautiful Mother City of South Africa, Cape Town with its white sand beaches, outstanding natural attractions and lifestyle before heading off to Zambia and Victoria Falls, a raging waterfall that can be heard for miles around. A great place to cruise the Zambezi River or explore the area on an elephant-back safari before heading to the Chobe National Park in Botswana for some serious game viewing.
12 Nights | 13 Days
Taking you from the cosmopolitan Mother City, Cape Town, to the world famous Kruger National Park, the renowned Sabi Sands Reserve and finishing at the magnificent Victoria Falls in Zambia, this journey explores all of Africa's best!
6 Nights | 7 Days
Start your African holiday at the breath-taking Victoria Falls, one of the seven wonders of the world. Victoria Falls is well-known for the abundance of activities in the area and has aptly earned the title of adventure capital of Africa. At Kafue National Park, the days will be filled experiencing the sights and sounds of Africa, and tracking the famed Big Five of the animal kingdom, lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo. Walking safaris were pioneered in Kafue National Park and remain one of the best ways to explore this African wilderness.
6 Nights | 7 Days
This journey of discovery offers you the best of Zambia & Botswana combined… from an authentic safari experience under canvas in South Luangwa National Park and the extraordinary sights of the mighty Zambezi River to incredible wildlife sightings in Chobe.
6 Nights | 7 Days
From resort hotel to rustic tented camp… This unique tour combines the bustle of Livingstone and the incredible Victoria Falls with popular Chobe National Park and an authentic back-to-basics safari experience in the Okavango Delta.
9 Nights | 8 Days
From the thunder of the Victoria Falls, experiencing an authentic african safari to the magic of a safari in a canoe, this journey of discovery through Zambia will ignite your passion for Africa!
15 Nights | 16 Days
The ultimate 16 day luxury tour of Southern Africa. You'll visit Cape Town, the Garden Route, the Kruger National Park, Victoria Falls & the Okavango Delta, taking in the best boutique hotels and lodges the African sub-continent has to offer along the way. This itinerary is ideal for fist time visitors to the region.
From $487 USD Per Person Sharing
Indulge your spirit by choosing the Royal Chundu Zambezi River Lodge as your luxury base when exploring the wild bush and mighty rivers of Africa.
From $474 USD Per Person Sharing
Indulge in a luxury safari vacation close to Victoria Falls in Zambia, Sussi & Chuma offers the ultimate in luxury accommodation in tree houses overlooking the Zambezi River.
From $304 USD Per Person Sharing
Set only a stone’s throw away from majestic Victoria Falls, the beautiful Royal Livingstone Hotel offers you a luxury base from which to explore and enjoy the surrounding natural beauty and wealth of wildlife.
Price On Request
Hidden away on the banks of the Zambezi River and close to one of the natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls, is the luxury safari camp of Toka Leya. Indulge in a luxury safari vacation in Africa by staying at Toka Leya Camp.
Price On Request
Relax in the intimate and informal atmosphere of the comfortable Waterberry Zambezi Lodge set on the banks of the Zambezi River and close to the town of Livingstone. Waterberry Lodge is perfectly situated as a base from which to explore the Victoria Falls region of Zambia.
From $160 USD Per Person Sharing
Located on the banks of the might Zambezi River, the Zambezi Sun is the perfect hotel for a relaxed and comfortable African holiday. Visitors to the hotel have access to a range of exciting activities and the opportunity to view one of the Seven Wonders of the World – the incredible Victoria Falls.
I cannot thank you enough it really was an extraordinary three weeks— Molly
What a Fabulous Trip!— Conci Bokum, USA
Our first experience with Safaris! Unforgettable.— Wolfgang