Victoria Falls locally known as (Mosi-oa-Tunya, "The Smoke that Thunders") is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Victoria Falls is classified as the largest, based on its combined width of 1,708 metres (5,604 ft) and height of 108 metres (354 ft), resulting in the world's largest sheet of falling water. Victoria Falls is roughly twice the height of North America's Niagara Falls and well over twice the width of its Horseshoe Falls. In height and width Victoria Falls is rivalled only by Argentina and Brazil's Iguazu Falls.
The best place to view the falls face on in on the Zimbabwean side of the falls, you will also find the Victoria Falls Rainforest. It is home to unique plants and animal life, and is the only place on earth where it rains all day and all night as a result of the water vapour rising from the falls.
During the drier months of September to December the level of the Zambezi River drops considerably allowing daredevils to swim to the very edge of the Victoria Falls in a naturally formed pool overlooking the edge. The pool is made by a rock wall that halts the current just enough for a swim.
Victoria Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It’s also an adventure centre of note. You could stay for ages and enjoy a different activity every day, from bungee jumping, gorge swinging and white water rafting, to helicopter and microlight flights (a.k.a the flight of angels), sunset boat and steam train cruises, horse riding, game drives, canoe trips down the Zambezi River, and so much more.
During your stay on the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls, walk across the bridge and also visit the Zambian side, which offers an exhilarating walk across the ‘Knife-edge Bridge’ and a close-up view of the ‘Boiling Pot’, a scary whirlpool at the base of the falls. And Victoria Falls is just a short drive from Chobe River Waterfront in Botswana and Hwange National Park, and a short flight from so many other destinations in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia. Start your Zimbabwe adventure at Victoria Falls and plan from there.