Explore The World’s Largest Water Curtain – Victoria Falls
Here are all the things you need to know before visiting the Victoria falls. This blog consists of things you can do near the falls and will help you to plan your trip as per your preferences.
The Victoria falls bless its visitors with an awe-inspiring and surreal sight on the Zambezi river. Victoria falls is one of the greatest attraction one can enjoy on their South Africa tour package. The Victoria Falls are known to be the greatest curtain of falling water in the world.
The wide, basalt cliff over which the falls thunder and transform the Zambezi from a placid river into a ferocious torrent which cuts through a series of dramatic gorges. A path in the forest alongside this majestic fall, allows the viewers to enjoy a mild sprinkle and a unparalleled view of this surreal sight. Visitors can view the Eastern Cataract and the Main Falls as well as the Boiling Pot, from a special vantage point which is across the knife-edge bridge.
When to visit?
During March and April the falls can be experienced in its full glory. There is a spectacular serial view during this time and the cloudy sky compliments the waterfall just aptly. The waterfall is lowest around November – December, during this time you can admire the impressive cliffs that form the Falls wall, and the magnitude of the abyss. The waterfall gets better and better through the entire year.
Things to do:
The Victoria Falls as well as the river Zambezi is a sheer treasure of activities. The government has worked really hard to make this experience worthwhile for its tourists. Zambia offers a wide range of thrill packed activities starting from more pedestrian excursions such as- guided lion walks to the more adventure seeking options such as- white water rafting, down the raging rapids of the incredible Zambezi. One of the most spectacular activity has to be bungee jumping over the majestic Victoria Falls.
One major activity which you must try is – swimming below the Victoria falls. Swimming in the rock pools below the Falls, surrounded by the massive black basaltic rock towering up above you and the water cascading down, seemingly out of the sky, is an unforgettable experience!
Your trip starts with a walk down the beautiful Batoka Gorge. You will paddle across the ‘boiling pot’ in our big inflatable rafts and get out right underneath the Victoria Falls. Experienced guides may accompany you to the nearest cascade. The view from here is amazing!
After a wild day of exploring and participating in the fun filled activities, you definitely want to unwind the day and have some leisure time. You can head for a herbal spa and let loose of the tiredness from your long day.
You can also visit any local nearby village which fall no short of beauty. You can also hop on a sunset cruise and enjoy rest of your evening sipping drinks and watching the sunset in middle of the river.