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“Make sure you take in the entire Falls” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Victoria Falls (Mosi-Oa-Tunya)

Victoria Falls (Mosi-Oa-Tunya)
Near the Zambian/Zimbabwean border, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Owner description: "The smoke that thunders" is a local name for Africa's most famous waterfall thundering over a 100m-high cliff.
Eagan, Minnesota
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“Make sure you take in the entire Falls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Victoria Falls was an incredible experience. We hired a guide who gave us a tour of the Falls from the Zambia side. It was nice to get the history and facts on the Falls from our tour guide. You can certainly do it on your own though. We wanted to see the Falls from the Zimbabwe side but every guide book told us not to do it. Our ranger on our safari said to ignore the guidebooks and see the entire Falls. I am so glad we took his advice. If you only see the Falls from the Zambia side, you only see 1/3 of the Falls and the Falls are much more impressive from the Zimbabwe side. It was easy to get there too. We just walked across the Zambezi bridge, went through customs, purchased a visa (process was easy and cost around $40/person I think - purchase the one that allows you to get in and out), and then a short walk to the entrance. We were there in August and the Falls were close to their lowest flow, but you still want a raincoat to fully enjoy it. We rented a raincoat right outside the park entrance (about $8/each) and it was well worth it. You end up back at the entrance so you can return your raincoat. We were able to stand out on the viewing areas because we had our raincoats on. It was an awesome experience and one I will never forget.

Visited August 2012
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Gaborone
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“Thunderous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

The Falls is thunderous, and you just are so stunned by its sheer power and magnificence as the mighty Zambezi river empties itself ! Makes you somehow think of Noah from the Bible and the rains that fell as you see a beautiful rainbow in all its splendor whilst you get soaking wet from the resulting inverted rainshowers from the Falls !!

Its about a 1.7Km walk one way, with several viewing areas ending with a view of the bridge across Zimbabwe into Zambia; We were lucky enough to see someone bunjee off the bridge which happens to be the highest commercial bridge jump in the world !

I found it a little expensive at U$30.00 for an international visitor.

Visited April 2013
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Dorking
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“stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Well obviously you will visit this if you are in the area. The falls are quite beyond description, you have to be there. Don't bother with the rain cape, getting drenched is half the fun. Take an umbrella if you want to film video or take photos, also you might want to protect your camera with a shower cap and rubber band (this way you can even take pictures in the spray.

Visited April 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

A trip to Victoria Falls is amazing, we had a guide but you probably could do it on your own, just dont forget to hire a raincoat or poncho before walking along the track and be prepared to get wet .

Visited March 2013
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Athens, Greece
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“heli flight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Loved to be a co pilot and the experience of the heli flight, the view from above.
Loved the walk along the Zambesi - saw an Elephant from close up.
Loved the walk at the falls

Visited April 2013
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