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Review of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park

Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park
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Victoria Falls Walking Tour
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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.
Saint Louis, Missouri
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“wet and wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

Take an umbrella besides a raincoat. Flip flops would be the best footwear. I was there in the rainy season. Truly the walk beside the falls was like standing in the rain. I took a helicopter ride over the falls and gorge which was great. My hotel also had a great view of the falls. I enjoyed the falls more from afar which was surprising.
The rainbows were amazing.
Issue for debate: I felt Iguazu falls was even more spectacular.
I have been fortunate enough to see both.

Visited March 2013
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“A must see!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

Vic falls is one of the most amazing natural waterfall in the world! It is an absolute must to see. You can access the falls either from the Zimbabwean side or Zambian side of the boarder. There's also a lot of other stuff to do ie bungee jumping (for the crazy among us;)), elephant riding, surfing, walking with lions to name a few. Hotels in the area are well maintained (5 star). Best to go when it's not too hot ie March to about September.

Visited May 2012
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Eagan, Minnesota
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“Make sure you take in the entire Falls”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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“Thunderous”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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“stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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