The Victoria Falls are undoubtedly one of Africa’s major attractions. The falls is located in southern Africa, between Zambia and Zimbabwe. At a height of over 100 metres and a width of about 1,700 metres, the Victoria Falls is the largest sheet of water falling in the world. Located within the boundaries of Mosi-oa-Tunya NP in Zambia and Victoria Falls NP in Zimbabwe, the falls are one of the most impressive landmarks of Africa and travellers from around the world are highly attracted by the opportunities near the falls.
Hiking, wildlife viewing, bungeejumping, cruising, water rafting the Zambezi river and a helicopter ride to have a bird's eye view of the falls, all are very popular. As the falls are mainly located in Zambia, the best panoramic view is from Zimbabwe, viewing the falls head on.It is a Unesco World Heritage Site. If you visit the falls during or just after the rainy season, when the water levels are high, make sure you wrap yourself in raincoats.
The Victoria Falls can be reached by plane from Johannesburg, Cape Town, Lusaka. You can also travel by train from Lusaka in Zambia or Bulawayo in Zimbabwe, or by bus from Lusaka, Harare, Bulawayo and from Kasane, Botswana.
The Victoria Falls are easily reached from the town of Livingstone on the Zambian side, and the aptly named Victoria Falls Town from the Zimbabwean side. From Livingstone, the Victoria Falls are about 10 kilometres from the town. Minibuses from town depart to the falls and back when they are full, and fixed-priced shared taxis await at the gates.
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