Livingstone is not only home to one of the incredible natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls, but also to a whole range of exciting adrenalin-pumping activities from bungee jumping to white water rafting and micro-lighting across the Falls.
The famous Flight of the Angels in a small plane is a firm favourite, and for romantics you can have a champagne breakfast on Livingstone Island which is literally in the middle of the Falls. It is also a fun place to explore on foot, horseback or on game drives through the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. There are some really excellent small lodges just upstream of the Falls, which we would highly recommend staying in when visiting this area.
Did you know?
- The mighty Victoria Falls is a 1,700 metre wide curtain of water that plummets 110 metres down to the lower Zambezi River. This awe inspiring sight also forms the spectacular border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
- Victoria Falls’ local name is “Mosi-oa-Tunya” which translates to “The Smoke That Thunders” – which is spot on. This name was given to the falls by the Kololo tribe that lived in the area in the 1800s.
- While it is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is classified as the largest, based on sheer volume of water.
- If you visit between the months of September to December, when the water is low, you can swim in the world’s most exciting infinity pool! You look over the edge of the falls into the gorge below.
- You can go horse riding from Chundukwa River Lodge.
- Stay on Sindibezi Island in the middle of the river and listen to the hippos chomping outside your chalet at night.
- Fishing on the Zambezi is possible from most lodges.
- Cross over to Zimbabwe and see the falls from this side.
- From September to January there is little water in the Zambezi and the main channel of water going over the falls is on the Zimbabwe side.
- In high water months you will need a rain coat and or umbrella or you will get a soaking.