Coming to Zimbabwe to see the Victoria falls in undoubtedly something every wildlife and nature lover must do at least once in their life. According to the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, the park is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and is also a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.
About the Victoria falls
The local Kololo tribe calls the falls the ‘Smoke that Thunders’, and any visitor to the site will attest to the veracity of the name.
The falls see about 550 million liters of waterfall 70 to 108 meters from its peaks every day. The falls itself is 1.7 kilometers wide and includes a combination of five different falls, four of which are on the Zimbabwe side of the border, the other in Zambia.
Activities at Victoria Falls
The popular destination has many activities centered around the falls, from more scenic activities, like taking in the visual splendour of the falls, to fishing, boat cruises and night-time viewing of the falls. For the more adventurous travelers, the falls provide a wealth of activities like white water rafting, bungee jumping, high wire walks, helicopter rides, and even taking in the beauty of the nearby national wildlife reserves on the back of an elephant.
The falls also offers amazing culinary experiences tailored to every taste and budget.
Accommodation around the very popular site can understandably be out of some tourists’ budgets, but luckily, the Victoria Falls has an international airport with services running from Harare and is just an hour’s flight away from the country’s capital, which makes it an ideal one or two-day outing that is sure to fit your traveling budget. While you’re in the capital and looking for affordable accommodation, look no further than Willow Lodge.
We are ideally situated in one of the beautiful suburbs of Harare and offer single rooms for $140 a night, double room accommodation for $170 per night, and both options include breakfast. We also provide various car hire options and airport transfer services that will have you at the Harare airport in the blink of an eye, ready for your Victoria Falls adventure!