The Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya is consider the largest waterfall in the world with the size of up to 1,708 metres (5,604 ft) wide and 108 metres (354 ft) high and is twice the height of Niagara Falls. It is located in between Zambia and Zimbabwe, Southern Africa. David Livingstone discovered the majestic waterfalls in the 19th century and has been the tourist attraction since then and established itself as a premier tourist destination in the 21st century.
The falls is famous for its natural formed pool known as the Devil's Pool, near the edge of the falls, accessed via Livingstone Island in Zambia. During the months of September to December, the river flow is at a certain level, usually a rock barrier forms a pool with little current where people can swim.
Victoria Fall offers a great range of activities to tourists such as water rafting, elephant back safaris, tour of the falls, shopping, canoeing, high wire activities, helicopter flight, bungi jump and more. There are lots of hotel accommodations in the area, among the recommended hotels are the Ilala Lodge, A’Zambezi Hotel is recommended for tourist, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Lokuthula, Amadeus Gardens, the Rainbow Hotel, The Kingdom Hotel and more. Shops, booking offices and eating places are located everywhere too.
For visa requirement visitors should check should check the rules before crossing the border or confirm with the embassy for the required visa needed.You can also check the zambiaimmigration.gov.zm but please note that information posted can change without notice.
Traveller’s cheques are not widely accepted so make sure to bring US$, some local currency and ATM card. ATM machines are available at the airport and in in the centre of Livingstone town .
For precaution, wear long trousers and long sleeved shirts in the early morning and evening and wear insect repellent to prevent you from insect bites.
photo credit: Safari Specialists