If you travel to Southern Africa, Victoria Falls is one of the places that you must never miss to visit. We are so sure that this breath-taking waterfall is a perfect spot for your eyes to feast on. It is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world and is a UNESCO world heritage site. This article highlights why you should visit Victoria Falls and why it is so special. And we will also tell you how we at Africa Travel can make your tour to Victoria Falls significant. Here we go!
It is the Zambezi River that creates this incredible waterfall. The Zambezi River is Africa's fourth-longest river, the continent's longest east-flowing river, and the continent's largest river flowing into the Indian Ocean.
Victoria Falls is located in southern Africa, between Zambia and Zimbabwe to the north and south respectively. Hence, Victoria Falls is located on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, to be precise.
The traditional name for this waterfall is called Mosi-oa-Tunya, which means "The Smoke that Thunders”. The first Western discoverer to come to
this waterfall was Dr. David Livingstone who was a Scottish missionary and explorer. That was in 1855. After observing the enormous waterfall,
Livingstone named it after Queen Victoria, the British monarch at the time. That is how this amazing waterfall has earned its name Victoria Falls.
In 1860, he returned with John Kirk, a fellow explorer, to conduct a more thorough investigation. Other European visits included a Portuguese
explorer and Emil Holub, a Czech explorer who created the first complete map of the region, as well as British artist Thomas
Baines, who painted some of the first paintings of the falls.
Anglo traders also began to arrive in greater numbers, and a rustic town named Old Drift was created on the riverside, which served as the Zambezi River's crossing point prior to 1905. When Cecil John Rhodes, a politician, and entrepreneur, commissioned the construction of the now-famous Victoria Falls Bridge to bridge the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls truly came into its own. The Victoria Falls bridge was constructed in 1905, and it quickly became an important transportation corridor for road and rail traffic, as well as commerce and business in Africa. Since then, it has gradually grown to what it is today. This area has now become the adrenaline capital of Africa. With Africa Travel, you can create memories to last forever in this area.
Undoubtedly, you might have the question of why you need to visit Victoria Falls. Well, there are lots of reasons that make this a
place that you should visit. Let us tell you what they are.Victoria Falls is known to be the world’s largest waterfall considering the sheer volume
of falling water. Because there is very little development surrounding Victoria Falls, you will be able to experience it practically exactly as it was
in ancient times.
Importantly, Victoria Falls is a perfect destination for any type of tourist. If you are an adventure-seeker, there are lots of activities. If you are a photographer, this place is highly suitable for that. Even if you are on a family tour or honeymoon, this place has a lot for you. There are lots of interesting activities that you can engage in, here. There are flights above Victoria Falls by helicopter and microlight. You can even go on a canoe safari on the Zambezi river. And you can engage in seasonal white-water rafting. Further, seasonal swimming in Devil’s pool (on the waterfall’s edge) is another activity that you can engage in. Also, it is possible for you to engage in adventure activities such as gorge swinging, bungee jumping, and zip-lining. As you may see, there are lots of activities that make Victoria Falls so special to tourists.
Visiting Victoria Falls is an outstanding experience. If you want to make that experience perfect and incredible, you need to choose Africa Travel. These tours in Victoria Falls are led by our professional guides. We pick up our guests from their hotels and take them to Victoria Falls and drop them back at their hotels after the tour. We also provide you with some additional comforts. We also have raincoats available for tourists who do not want to get drenched from the water sprays. So, you can indeed experience Victoria Falls superbly with us.
Guided tour of the falls is available through out the year.
Depature times generally are as follows: 08:00, 09:00, 11:00, 14:00, and 15:00, however we are very flexable and will suit clients' itinerary where they can not meet the scheduled departure times. It is very necessary to pre-book a guided tour for planning purposes. Activity duration is usually 2 to 2.5 hours depending on how much time guests want to spend taking photos and admiring the spectacular views.