Named by the locals as Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders) but ‘discovered’ by David Livingstone in 1855 and located close to the point that Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe meet. The Falls has the largest uninterrupted sheet of water in the world, over 5,000 feet long and 360 feet in height and at its highest recorded flow almost 500,000 cubic feet of water went over the falls per SECOND!! Tuck that information away for a quiz one day.
But enough of the statistics, Victoria Falls is a great place to start or finish a safari in any one (or more) of Botswana, Zambia or Zimbabwe. From there, in an hour or so by light aircraft, you can reach the Chobe National Park, the Linyanti or the Okavango Delta in Botswana, the Kafue NP or the Lower Zambezi NP in Zambia or the Hwange NP or Mana Pools in Zimbabwe.
There are loads of hotels and lodges to stay at in either the town of Victoria Falls (Zim) or Livingstone (Zam) and so many activities to experience to suit all ages and all budgets. Bungy Jump – no problem (but no thanks), helicopter flight over the Falls (a little pricey) or a gentle sundowner on the Zambezi with a G&T in hand or tracking white rhino on foot – yes please.
My personal favourites are The River Club for old world colonial charm or Toka Leya.