Straddling the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe on the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls is said to have the largest sheet of falling water in the world. The waterfall was named in honour of Queen Victoria by explorer David Livingston in 1855. Locals on the Zambian side call it “The Smoke That Thunders.” At 108m/360ft high and 1708m/5604ft wide, it’s truly a sight to behold.
Victoria Falls, as the photo of the week in a Luxury Travel Blog just proves that it is increasing as a luxury tourism destination. Victoria Falls is becoming more and more popular and tourism is picking up rapidly.
There are a number of luxurious Hotels and Lodges located at prime locations surrounding Victoria Falls, i.e. Royal Livingstone Hotel (Zambia), David Livingstone Safari Lodge (Zambia), Victoria Falls Hotel (Zimbabwe), and Victoria Falls Safari Lodge (Zimbabwe), amongst others.
|Fast facts about Victoria Falls:|
|Height||108m (360 ft)|
|Width||1 708m (5 604 ft)|
|Highest recorded flow||12 800 cubic metres per second|
|Height of spray||Over 400 metres on a clear day|
The service in Victoria Falls is outstanding, and offers a huge amount of activities to the tourists. From bungee jumping and white water rafting, to game drives and river cruises, Victoria Falls has it all.
The countries offer a large variety of scenery, some of the African continent’s finest and largest concentrations of wildlife and a perfect climate.
There is a wide range of hotels and lodges, bed and breakfast, self-catering and camping to choose from. Whatever your budget there will be something that suits you.
We encourage you all to visit Victoria Falls at least once and experience the amazing views of this Natural World Wonder of the world.
Date: 27 June 2013