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Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls “Mosi- ao – Tunya” or the “smoke that thunders” is a must-see spectacle so incredible that it takes one’s breath away, just as it did when David Livingstone, the first European to visit the Falls in 1855. Victoria Falls boasts the world’s largest sheet of falling water, with over 165 million gallons flowing over the edge per minute during peak flood season. The falls are located on the Zambia/ Zimbabwe border and can be seen from either country.

The roar and cloud of mist that perpetually form above the falls can be seen from a distance. The splendour of the activities will keep you occupied during your stay.

Culture

It is mostly populated by the Shona people, the majority of whom are Christian. However, the country also has a great diversity of languages, communities, beliefs, and customs.

While some Zimbabweans in rural areas continue to practice and maintain traditional customs and beliefs, they represent a relatively small segment of the population.  Social etiquette and identity are still deeply informed by the traditional social structures and conventions of tribal groups.

Most Zimbabweans maintain deep respect for and connection to their ancestors and heritage, despite urban migration and globalisation.

Climate

March/April – Huge volume of spray making viewing of the Falls from the ground difficult, but great for aerial viewing.

May through to mid-August – The daytime temperatures drop from the 30’s into the mid 20’s. The rains have stopped and generally the skies are cloudless and beautifully blue, making this a very pleasant time of year. Evening and early mornings can be very cool

September is notoriously the best game viewing month as the sparse vegetation make sighting of game much easier. During October it is normally hot and dry weather. November / December the water levels are generally low at the Vic Falls.

Currency

The currency in Zimbabwe is the Zimbabwean Dollar (ZWD) and the USD is widely accepted by tour operators and hotels. It is advisable to have small denomination of the USD for the purchase of smaller items. Most hotels and tour operators accept Visa and Mastercard credit cards.

Places to discover

Tour of the Victoria Fall

Discover how the Falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them. The tour undertakes a mesmerising scenic route and is led by an expert local guide. Learn how Livingstone in 1851, first heard of the great waterfall, but it was only in 1855 that he set out to visit it. He spent the night on Kalai Island a few kilometers upstream of the Falls, having come down river by foot, and the next morning set off in a small canoe to approach the thundering smoke. He landed on the biggest island on the lip of the falls, now called Livingstone Island and from there obtained his first view of the Falls.

The Boma Dinner

The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show is non-stop entertainment from the moment you are ceremoniously dressed in your “chitenge” (sarong), to the traditional dance performances, face painting, a fortune teller and more, to the renowned interactive drumming show. The evening of fun is not only about authentic African cuisine, but also a cultural experience.

Helicopter flight over the Vic FallsFalls

The spectacular helicopter flight over the Victoria Falls is known as the ‘Flight of Angels’. David Livingstone famously wrote on seeing the Victoria Falls for the first time in 1855 that “Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”. Little did he know that 150 years later he could have exactly that opportunity. The best way to appreciate the true splendour of the Victoria Falls is to view them from the air.

Sundowner Cruise on the Zambezi River

The Sundowner Zambezi River Cruise is a superb way to relax and enjoy the beauty of the river. You will have the opportunity to see a variety of game, including elephants, hippo, crocodiles, and different bird species.

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West Pennant Hills NSW 2125,
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