The Victoria Falls has been dubbed “The Smoke That Thunders” as is regarded as the world’s most spectacular waterfall. Read on the uncover the top tips as you plan your trip to Zambia to witness this natural marvel.

Image via Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara

The Falls

One of the seven wonders of the world, the entire cascade stretches over 1.7 kilometres! It’s also shared between two the neighbouring nations of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The falls are particularly striking given the force at which the Zambezi River tumbles down a 108-meter drop.

Where to Stay

The Falls attract a multitude of tourists to Zambia annually and as such there are plenty of great options of hotels and resorts for those chasing waterfalls. For those wanting to stay on the banks of the Zambezi with direct access to the Falls, a property like Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara is a great choice, from among the Hotels in Livingstone Zambia.

When to Visit

The main factor when planning your trip should be the rains! Since the rains are heaviest in March and April you can expect to be blown away by the volume of water flying off the precipice during this time. However, during the drier spells, the water levels of the river recede, and such the fall itself is minimised to little rivulets and is nowhere as close to impressive as it might be.

Viewing the falls

Given the sheer width of the falls, there is no vantage point on land from which the entire cascade can be appreciated. Book a guided tour with a helicopter tour company and take in the splendour of the falls from a bird’s eye view! Make sure you have a camera with a wide-angle lens to do justice to this incredible waterfall.