The world famous Victoria Falls in the Zambezi River forms the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia.
There are two towns located at the Falls. The town of Livingstone on the Zambian side (about 7 km from the actual Falls), and the town of Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side (within walking distance).
The Victoria Falls are one of the top most stunning waterfalls on earth, and the volume of water tumbling down need to be seen, to understand the size of it. The Zambezi River, which is just over 2.1 km wide at the dropdown, plunge with a great noise down a string of gorges, and creates an fine white mist that could be seen for more than 18 km away on a clear day. The falls and connected gorges are an exceptional case of river capture and the erosive forces of the water, and still goes on to shape the hard basalt rock.
The Victoria Falls National Park / Mosi-oa-Tunya Park, was created to protect the Falls, fauna and flora of the area around the waterfall. Both Livingstone and Victoria Falls-town are the hot-destinations for river-based adventure sports. The various options rang from adrenalin-loaded white-water rafting and adventure activities, to amazing Zambezi sunset cruises.
Activities at the Victoria Falls:Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, Game Drives and Safaris:
Here you could see white rhinos, elephants, giraffe, hippos and a great diversity of wildlife. Victoria Falls is also the point of the first European settlement north of the Zambezi. On sunset cruises, the time is spent cruising along the banks of the Zambezi, and getting very close to elephant, hippos and crocodiles.
White Water Rafting:
There is no questioning it - the Zambezi offers the best rafting excursions on the planet! The grand Zambezi is one of the good reasons why so many of us prefer to make Victoria Falls our residence away from home. You will wipe-out on some of the greatest rapids in the world (grades 3-5) while taking in the awe-inspiring scenery of the Batoka Gorge.
White Water Rafting Multi-day Trip:
If you are eager for the supreme thrill, then a multi-day trip along the Zambezi is for you! Following a full day of rafting, you camp in the Batoka Gorge. At night you can listen to the sounds of the wilderness, while staring into the campfire, before you settle down for the night. Early morning start with a healhty breakfast, and the mad adventure starts again! Ideal for a group of 4 people journeying together.
At a height of 111 meters, the Victoria Falls bridge, is one of the highest bungi in the world, and an absolute pure adrenaline rush!
The bridge act as the border point between Zimbabwe and Zambia, and has its own minor history for playing an important part of Cecil John Rhodes' Cape Town to Cairo plan for a railway. After crying, shouting, wishing and saying thanks to God, that the elastic is still linked to your ankles. You will appreciate the gift of live for a while, after a jump!
River Boarding Boarding:
For the ones who seek to ride the never breaking ultimate wave, this is IT! Start your day by snatching a board, putting on some fins and mastering some tricks with your qualified guide, before going down into some big waves of water. This can be merged with a rafting trip. No experience required, but if you are a surfer, this is a have to!
95 kg Maximum weight requirement: If you are not yet secure to challenge the Zambezi on your own, then this is the ideal thing! Begin your day by mastering to paddle and roll, while your personal river-guide is always just behind you. You will dare the river along with the daily rafting group, so all meals, drinks and so-forth are included.
Zambezi Sunset River Cruise:
Find out why a Zambezi sunset cruise has become the origin of legends! The various river cruise boats, sail up the Zambezi River, between the Zambian Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and the Zimbabwean Zambezi National Park. Usually there are sightings hippo and crocodiles, and frequently elephant, zebra, rhino and various antelope. Cruises vary from offering meals or snacks on the boat, to a full barbecue. Then there is the as "much as you can drink" sunset-cruise. Do not forget to bring your camera!