You are soaking wet and your shoes are saying swish swash for every step you take, but you do not care, you pull your caps well over your forehead and shut your mouth tight to avoid drowning. In front of you the mighty Zambezi River is plunging down, then further down and further, you cannot even see the bottom. You can hear the roar of the water but where you are standing the smoke from the raging water masses is so dense that you can only sense the enormous forces at play. You continue along the path and stagger across a hang bridge - thank heavens for the railing - it is a long way down to the bottom of the gorge and the raging water down there.
Victoria Falls is the largest continuous curtain of falling water in the world, more than double the size of Niagara Falls. Mosi- oa- Tunya - the local name – means The River That Smokes. There are always clouds of smoke raising high in the sky where the Zambezi is throwing itself into the gorge way down there. You find Victoria Falls on UNESCOs list of World Heritage Sites and on lots of bucket lists around the world. The Zambezi River makes up the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and just below the falls there is a bridge that you can cross on foot or by car. To get the best impression of its greatness, the falls should be viewed from both sides, and it is undoubtedly most dramatic from the Zimbabwean side.
Livingstone is on the Zambian side, about 10 km from the falls, and on the Zimbabwean side you find the little town of Victoria Falls in walking distance from the falls. The area around the falls is teeming with hotels and tourists from all corners flock to see and experience this wonder..
Disregarding what side of the falls you are staying, the Zambian or the Zimbabwean, there are many activities of various categories on offer. Some may want to take it easy and enjoy viewing the falls on foot, go on game drives in nearby game reserves and enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi, while others will prefer an adrenalin kick or two. On offer you will find death defying bungee jumps and various high wire slides, abseiling in the gorge, white water rafting, and tiger fishing, to mention some of the menu.
If you have a couple of days to spare then do a safari in nearby Hwange National park on the Zimbabwean side, or do a day trip to Chobe in Botswana with game drives by vehicle and boat. Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe and Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia/Zimbabwe are also within reach.
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