Victoria Falls
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  • Carmen Santiago
    Mountain View, California2,633 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get close to Victoria Falls, even on top! Spectacular views.
    A must visit to get close to the falls, to get right on top of the falls in one area on the right! We stayed at Victoria Falls hotel, and walked over the bridge (get a two entry visa when you land at the airport). From the Zimbabwe side you are far from the falls, great views still. On the Zambia side things are a lot less hectic, the falls are way less crowded, and even the vendors haggle less. There is one place for lunch, just outside the entry gate, but you are better off bringing a sandwich and water. We loved the hike up to Danger Point, heavy mist and all. Lots of baboons around you, they are not aggressive but still keep to yourself and under no circumstances feed them as they will come back with 25 friends.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 27, 2023
  • Joanne Anthony-Gooden
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa305 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Roaring thunder
    You need to experience the Victoria Falls from the Zambian side. Take a rain poncho, and good non slip shoes. The walk is not too strenuous and is something to behold. I went early in the morning around 6h45am in July 2023. I was alone. It was completely safe and there were other early birds also enjoying the sight and sounds of the falls. The various viewing points were well marked, do not miss out the rainbows.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 27, 2023
  • steve y
    Siren, Wisconsin290 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    AMAZING water falls
    One of the seven wonder of the world!! Swam in the river above the falls, did the devils pool adventure, and the park walk on the Victoria Falls park! Helicopter ride around Victoria Falls. So, in October, the falls is in the low flow due to being their winter. Don't let this deter your visit. The falls are STILL beautiful! During their rainy period, the mist is so heavy, you can't see alot of the falls! Still a beautiful adventure in October!!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 26, 2023
  • Mrs_Ramdari
    Durban, South Africa26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not enough praise for Zambian side of Victoria falls
    Well worth crossing the border, it's abt 1.4 km .. easy crossing we walked there . We walked over the bridge. An opportunity for beautiful pictures. Zambian border control so helpful and friendly . It's a two minute walk from the immigration point. It was a beautiful experience. The boiling point is a bit of a walk abt 30 mins for the unfit like me .. but rather well worth it . There is not enough praise for the falls on the Zambian side but it is spectacular. The knife point bridge at the park is such a thrill and not to be missed.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 10, 2023
  • Johan F
    Västerås, Sweden78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Terrific views of the falls!
    Marvelous scenery, this despite that the falls are in its lowest flow right now. Increadible views, both from ZIM and ZAM sides. Unfortunately the park entrance fee on ZIM side now a hefty 50 USD/person (Simply greedy if you ask me), ZAM side 20 USD/person which ok.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 19, 2023
  • Mrs P
    Canvey Island, United Kingdom28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mosi~oa Tunya / Victoria Falls ticked off the bucket list
    One word “incredible” The most amazing sight you’ll ever see, the rising mist can be seen as you are landing in Livingstone and from the skies it is phenomenal. Don’t forget your poncho’s as you’ll definitely get very wet on your walk. We experienced a stunning rainbow on the day we visited. 100% recommend this once in a lifetime experience.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 5, 2024
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cjkines1
Lenoir, NC719 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We visited in September and rain gear was not available, but due to the dry season it was not needed.
The Falls are absolutely gorgeous and the park is well taken care of. There is a small refreshment stand near the top of the Boiling Pot trail. It is very steep to go to the Boiling Pot, but very worthwhile and beautiful.
You absolutely do not need a guide, but there are many people who will tell you you must have a guide and they hire out for the job.
The price is very reasonable (about $20 US), and we spent about 2.5 hours walking the trails and taking pictures.
Highly recommend
Written September 14, 2021
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Ken C
Bottesford, UK529 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Absolutely outstanding falls.
We visited both the Zambia and Zimbabwe falls.
We were lucky with the weather, sun all the time we were there. This coupled with the mist from the falls meant multiple rainbows. Be prepared to get wet through unless you use waterproofs as it is very wet in places. Again we were lucky as we could see most of falls in full flow.
There is a bar for refreshments near to the entrance.
You can be guided or pick up an audio guide. Up to you and the pace you wish to go.
A never to be forgotten visit.
Written March 10, 2020
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Tiffany Em
Boston, MA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
This was my second time at VF. Once before in Aug 2017. Water levels are said to be lower during this time, but it was still beautiful to visit and see this natural wonder. Be prepared for a bit of walking and getting wet in some places. Not soaked, but a little wet which will dry right up once you arrive at the end of the path. You can pay by credit card at entry as well.
Written January 2, 2020
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lewis107
East Kilbride, UK189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Couples
We actually visited the Victoria Falls in 201
3 following the death of my father who had visited in 1952. This review dates do not go back that far therefore did what I could but we did visit in May 2013. It had always been an ambition for me to go ever since I saw a photo of my dad standing at the falls when I was a little girl. Given my dad had passed 8 months before it was an emotional but wonderful journey and definately one of the highlights of my life. I cannot recommend enough. We were on the Zambian side and stayed at The Zambezi Sun Hotel. Free entry to see the falls. We walked all around the falls unescorted and the highlight was crossing Knife Edge Bridge at the falls. The falls were in full flow , it was a beautiful day and there were rainbows everywhere. Even a huge circular rainbow that you felt you were standing in the middle of. I'd taken some momentos of my dad's and his story which id placed in waterproof covering and bags and my husband and I buried it on a hill facing the bridge which joins Zambia with Zimbabwe. To say the visit was awesome is an understatement. My husband and I have been fortunate in that before covid we visited lots of countries and have seen some fabulous sites but the walk and helicopter ride over the falls is still for us the best thing we have ever done. My son and daughter in law also agree and they are even further travelled than us. If you are ever fortunate enough to visit this beautiful wonder of the world please do not miss the chance. Words fail me to describe it well enough to do it justice. May was a perfect month and we sadly just missed the lunar moon which normally happens around the 22nd of May. An event my dad was fortunate enough to witness. Baboons were no trouble at all and the Zambian people were just lovely. Please anyone that is considering a visit then you have to go.
Written February 10, 2021
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ZnicZ
Lymington, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Visiting Victoria Falls was amazing and the cost of this was $30, no need for a guide, adding to your cost, just pay at its entrance $30 and make sure you take/have good waterproofs to wear because you will need them.
Adding another option to your viewing the Falls, if you are in Zimbabwe is to go across the border pass gate, explaining your viewing the bungy jump (this gate only ie your not entering Zambia) and you will be allowed to walk the bridge crossing the Falls with a pass ticket at no cost and do not loose this ticket as its for your exiting this location.
More pictures to take of The seventh natural wonder of the world.
Written April 6, 2020
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Ba8ydriver
United Kingdom224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We visited Victoria Falls from both Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Zambian side is smaller and you only see around 25% of the Falls however this side is more rustic and probably has less visitors.

The Zimbabwe side is more commercialized has better facilities with a restaurant that serves good coffee and food. From this side you see around 75% of the fools and you have a good view of The Old 19:05 that connext Zambia and Zimbabwe.

My wife and I were very pleased that we'd both sides we really would have missed out if we'd only seen one

Written February 29, 2020
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Michael K. Ocansey
Accra, Ghana526 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Locals say the water levels differ depending on the time of year. I arrived when it had rained a bit so I got to see enough water and even that was breathtaking. I hear it is even more astonishing in March when the rains have peaked.
Written December 10, 2020
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hilaryhoskingtssa
Deeping St James, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
We had heard there was no water going over the Falls when we were going to be there. Not a bit of it my husband’s phone got soaked and has packed up.
Take a waterproof camera or a disposable one like I did. The noise was incredible the spray plentiful and the Rainbow Falls pretty spectacular.
Can understand Livingstone’s reaction to them.
Written March 2, 2020
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aztraveler5210
Scottsdale, AZ51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
My wife and I did not want to get on a helicopter and had been told that seeing the Falls only foot was not often worth it. Boy am I glad we didn't listen. In March the Falls are flowing at about their peak and we were staying in Zambia so walked on that side of the Falls. They were spectacular!! For us it was a do not miss experience.
Written April 14, 2020
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Steve J
Chicago, IL14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
April was peak season for heavily flowing falls and it was amazing! We entered from the Zambian side and absolutely loved it. I would highly recommend wearing a swim suit and some quick dry clothing if you have it so you can get the full experience. Definitely make sure you have a plastic bag to protect your phone from water. There were some locals hanging about who will follow you around to get photos and video for you. They are really friendly and you can throw them 400-500K for their services. If you don't want them to take photos for you just tell them. The views are out of this world and mist felt really good! It be hard to get good photos due to the mist, but if a photo fails you can usually take video to capture the scene.You will get soaked to the bone without a poncho which is why I suggested swimwear and sandals. The trails are all paved and well maintained so getting around is easy. The knife bridge is soooo cool! Definitely worth crossing.
Written May 22, 2021
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