The 2km gorge is spanned by the Victoria Falls Bridge, which was commissioned by Cecil John Rhodes. The bridge was completed by 1905, but unfortunately Rhodes never lived to see it finished. It now provides easy access between Zambia and Zimbabwe on either side of the gorge.
The bridge has an amazing view of the Falls and the black shiny basalt rocks opposite, on which sits a lush green mist-soaked rain forest. One special vantage point is the Knife Edge Bridge, which affords views of the eastern cataract, the main falls, and Boiling Pot, where the river turns into the Batoka Gorge.
We mostly feature properties on the Zambian side of the falls known as Livingstone but there are plenty to choose from in Zimbabwe too, in the Victoria Falls Town. The advent of the new international airport on the Zimbabwe side has meant more flexibility of travel and it is now possible to visit en route to or from East Africa and Cape Town as well as the old routing via Johannesburg.
It is possible to cross between the two countries for the day on a day visa, and view the falls from both sides. Most activities take place on the Zambian side, such as the helicopter trips, micro light flights, abseiling and white water rafting. In the evenings you can take a sunset cruise on the river or go game viewing, or during the day, paddle yourself in canoes on the Zambezi. At certain times of the year it is possible to walk on the falls when water has almost ceased to flow.
Zambia is also home to some spectacular game viewing, charming and unspoilt, it offers you another perspective with unique opportunities for walking safaris. Reserves such as South Luangwa are considered to be amongst the finest wildlife sanctuaries in Africa. We will be happy to suggest an itinerary which incorporates a Zambian Safari (on foot as part of a walking safari, or from the comfort of a 4×4 game drive vehicle!)
If you would like more information about a safari holiday which includes the Victoria Falls, please feel free to contact us on +44 208 249 5919 (UK) or +65 919 412 56 (Asia).
Avani Victoria Falls Hotel
This 4* property offers excellent value and is ideally located close to the Falls on the banks of the Zambezi River. The warm, earthy architecture, has been inspired by an African walled village with accents and highlights in bright mosaics.
Royal Livingstone Hotel
Named after the intrepid explorer Dr David Livingstone, The Royal Livingstone Hotel will immerse you in the romance and style of a bygone era. With its unique Zambezi River frontage there’s no better place to enjoy the unrivaled views of the Victoria Falls.
Sussi & Chuma Lodge
Sanctuary Sussi and Chuma Lodge is named after David Livingstone’s two faithful companions who carried his body back after his death. The lodge is situated in the Mosi oa Tunya National Park, just 12Km from Livingstone and is perfect for a relaxing holiday or a honeymoon.
Thorntree River Lodge
Set on the banks of the fast flowing Zambezi, the new Thorntree River Lodge has drawn inspiration from the local culture and designs. Stylish suites stretch out along the river’s banks, offering elegant interiors and private plunge pools.
Tongabezi Lodge, the first river side lodge on the Zambian side of the Victorian Falls, was established in 1990. Privately owned and run, with the emphasis on exclusivity and romance, your stay will be enhanced by the warmth and hospitality of the Tongabezi staff.
Victoria Falls Hotel
One of the iconic hotels of Africa, the Victoria Falls Hotel offers a haven of relaxation and tranquility in a prime position close to the Falls. Colonial style and traditions make this one of the most desirable properties for a visit to the Victoria Falls.