The Zambezi River reaches its crescendo at the Victoria Falls where it crashes with a thunderous roar down a sheer cliff face into the Batoka Gorge, causing rising columns of spray that can be seen several kilometres away.
Known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya or ‘The Smoke That Thunders’, Victoria Falls is the world’s largest curtain of falling water and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Victoria Falls is also the only place in Africa where the magical natural phenomenon of a lunar rainbow can be witnessed at full moon during high water season.
The best vantage point from which to witness Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya is Livingstone Island. David Livingstone, believed to have been the first European to discover the Falls, first glimpsed the spectacular natural wonder after being canoed across to this very Island.
Devil’s Pool is famous for attracting thrill-seekers from around the world, offering daring swimmers the chance to experience a life-changing adventure that is completely safe. Make no mistake, Angel’s Pool is not the more reserved option, as it is open when the Falls are at their most impressive and you can experience the full force of the mighty Zambezi River.
On the Zambian side of the Zambezi River sits Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, which, together with Victoria Falls, forms a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Encounter giraffe, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and various other wildlife by game drive or boat safari.
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