Zimbabwe and Zambia are probably known best for the Victoria Falls – and, well, for good reason. This impressive natural wonder of the world is the world’s largest sheet of falling water. Even a visit to the Main Falls from the Zimbabwean side at the end of the dry season is impressive and unforgettable. A distinct and well-organized path takes you along the viewing points of the waterfall – and at the same time, you’re in a kind of jungle, with the unique experience of branch overhangs above you with a water spray sometimes worthy of a raincoat! The falls provide terrific viewing points and endless special moments, where you think it can’t get any better, but then the mist rises and a rainbow hits that point at the exact time and you’ve surely entered a wonderland.
Experience the Flight of Angels when you take a helicopter or microlight flight over the Victoria Falls, Batoka Gorge, the Zambezi River and the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. You could walk or take a boat to Livingstone Island (where David Livingstone first saw the Falls in 1855) from the Zambian side when the river level is low, or see the island and Rainbow Falls from the Zimbabwean side during the dry season. Visiting the Zambian side of the Falls will allow you to get really close to the cascades of water, especially when crossing the Knife-Edge Bridge…you will get drenched! If there’s less water, take the steep walk down to the Boiling Pot – a permanent whirlpool at the bottom of the falls – which can be accessed via Zambia or Zimbabwe. If you’re daring, take an adventurous dip into the Devil’s Pool (off limits during the rainy season) alongside Livingstone Island on the Zambian side for an occasion you will never forget.