Victoria Falls from the air, Zimbabwe


This small town on the edge of the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls is a hub for activities and adventure.

Livingstone offers a wonderful final stage to a safari in Botswana, Zambia or Zimbabwe sometimes offering an alternative to a seaside resort. Only a few lodges and camps have been built along the banks of the Upper Zambezi River, all of which are ideal for visits to the nearby Victoria Falls.

For the intrepid, there is an opportunity to go white water rafting, canoeing or bungee jumping and you can take a Flight of Angels over the Falls by helicopter or micro-light.

View at night, Tongabezi, Livingstone
Tongabezi, Livingstone, Zambia
Aerial View, The Royal Livingstone, Livingstone, Zambia
The Royal Livingstone, Livingstone, Zambia
Rafting, Livingstone, Zambia
Rafting, Livingstone, Zambia

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Stay close enough to town to be able to engage in all the activities offered in the area. Especially exciting is visiting Devil’s Pool, which can only be done from the Zambian side.

A change of clothes is a must if you are visiting the falls in the months of April or May as the spray will drench you. May to November offers the best viewing of the falls, with May possibly being wet. Most activities are available from June to November.

Victoria Falls, Zambia
Victoria Falls, Zambia

Victoria Falls

Described by the Kololo tribe as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’, the Smoke that Thunders, Victoria Falls are a spectacular sight, shared between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Many people claim that the view is more impressive from the Zambian side, with the added attraction of having far fewer tourists than the Zimbabwean side.

Columns of spray can be seen from miles away, as 546 million cubic metres of water per minute plummet over the edge at the height of the flood season, into a deep gorge over 100 metres below. A path along the edge of the falls provides unparalleled views of this natural wonder, although be prepared to be drenched by the spray.


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Victoria Falls, Zambia


Take a heli-flight over the Victoria Falls at sunset. Or, alternatively, try a flight in a microlight for a different perspective.

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Victoria Falls, Zambia

Victoria Falls

Visit the famous Victoria Falls, which is split between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Cross over the border for views from the other side.

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Rafting, Livingstone, Zambia

Outdoor Adventures

Try the huge variety of activities and adventures in and around the falls. These include zip lining, rafting, bungee jumping and more.

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Boat trip, Chiawa Camp, Lower ZamBezi

Cruise the Zambezi

Explore the Zambezi River by canoe or test your mettle by rafting the rapids.

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