Whatever time of the year you're planning to visit Victoria Falls, you're in for a spectacular viewing of one of the world's most iconic natural wonders, with a wealth of adventures and activities available only on the Zambian side of the waterfall.
If you’re wondering where to start, here are some suggestions for your itinerary when you visit one of the most beautiful and exciting parts of the African continent.
1. Water taxi transfer along the Zambezi River
Start your Victoria Falls experience in Zambia with a water taxi transfer to The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara or the Avani Victoria Falls Resort.
2. Helicopter flight through the Batoka Gorge
Enjoy a helicopter ride and get an aerial view of the Zambezi River as it carves its way through the steep cliffs of the Batoka Gorge and transforms from a gentle and serene river into the rampant Victoria Falls that descend 120m to the floor of the valley.
3. Microlight flight over the Victoria Falls
If you’re seeking a different type of flying adventure, you can feel the waterfall’s spray on your face as you soar over it in a microlight or view it from above in the slightly more sedate Batoka Gorge cable car.
4. White-water rafting on the Zambezi River
You can get up close and personal with the might of the Zambezi in a thrilling white-water rafting experience on the Zambia side of the waterfall, steering your way through the powerful rapids under the supervision of experienced river guides.
5. Swimming at Devil’s Pool
Visit the historic Livingstone Island and have a swim at what feels like the edge of the world in the Devil’s Pool. Visitors to the pool often can’t see that the floor of the waterfall is 350m down on the other side of the pool – the waterfall is renowned as ‘the smoke that thunders’ for the rain-bowed mist that rises after the water falls such a distance.
6. Swimming below the Victoria Falls
Once you’re done marvelling at the waterfall from above, go for a swim in the rock pools below the Victoria Falls. With the massive basaltic rock and the shower of water gushing down.
7. View the Victoria Falls on foot
If you prefer to stay within the grounds of the hotel, all guests at The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara and at Avani Victoria Falls Resort have complimentary access to beautiful walks through the lush greenery and to view the Zambian side of the waterfall.