Fed by the mighty Zambezi River which forms a natural border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, the world’s largest sheet of falling water is found at Victoria Falls. Locally known as Mosi-oa-Tunya (“The Smoke That Thunders”), this spectacle is not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site but also one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the world.
Renowned for its sheer magnificence and beauty, the falls is 1 708km wide and boasts 5 Million cubic metres of water per minute during the wet season. The falls, together with the surrounding area which is dominated by mopane woodland and savannah, have been declared as national parks and national heritage sites to prevent over-commercialization, but tactful development ensures that visitors are able to experience the best in modern facilities and services whilst remaining true to the history of the area, the natural habitat and its inhabitants.
On Zambian side near the waterfall is settled the city of Livingstone, named by the explorer Dr. Livingstone and established in 1905. The city is intriguing with it's crafts and arts, museums, traditional African lifestyle and village life, colonial architecture and local food.
Livingstone became a sanctuary for many travelers wanting to explore the majestic Falls and Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. On Zambian side you can see the magnitude of the river before it cascades down into the gorges. These spectacular sites offer a great range of activities for all the tastes: adventurous, romantic, relaxing.. They include white water rafting, walks with lions, kayaking, boat cruises with sunsets and cocktails, horse riding, canoeing with hippos and crocodiles and many more! The unique attractions here are Boiling Pot and Devil's Pool, where you can swim right on the edge of the waterfall.