The native name for the Victoria Falls is Mosi-oa-Tunya, which means “The Smoke That Thunders.” As you can guess, it was given its name due to the clouds of mist that rise as the water flows endlessly (and loudly) over the landscape. But what else would you expect from the world’s largest waterfall?
If you have your sights set on exploring this natural wonder, here are some of the top things to do on your adventure to Victoria Falls!
Soak in the Angel Pool and then take a dive into the Devils Pool
Some may want to be a witness to the beautiful, flowing waters that Victoria Falls is comprised of, but a more adventurous soul may want to dive right in! Due to the changing water levels of the Zambezi River, safe access to the pools around the Livingstone Island is seasonal. As the water level drops, the Angel Pool opens first, followed by the Devils Pool. The availability for safe swimming is variable every year, so be sure to check the availability of each when exploring the Falls.
Throw caution to the wind and go bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge
If you’re looking to get a closer look of the Falls, and an adrenaline rush that matches the rushing waters of the Zambezi River, then the 111-meter freefall is for you. This jump is one of the world’s top bungee jumping sites, allowing you the opportunity to dive between two different countries at once.
Take a stroll through the Victoria Falls National Park
Of course, on a getaway to Victoria Falls, you’ll want to spend some time exploring the park. You’ll see the most breathtaking scenery and receive a fully-loaded misting from the Falls themselves. The paths and trails throughout give you a perfect opportunity to get up close and personal to this Natural Wonder.
Experience the Flight of Angels
Take a helicopter for a spin over the Victoria Falls, one of the destination’s most beloved attractions. The popular activity earned its title as the “Flight of Angels” from the Falls founder, David Livingstone, who described the falls as “scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by the angels in their flight.”
Take in the changing sky on the Zambezi sunset boat cruise
After testing your bravery with all of the other adrenaline-inducing activities that Victoria has to offer, you may be ready for a relaxing cruise down the Zambezi River. Sit back, relax, and take in the wildlife and natural beauty of Victoria Falls.
This natural wonder has so much to offer and is a “must-see” on the bucket list of any traveler. At Blue Horizon Travel & Yacht Charters, we are making our way to Victoria Falls and the Botswana Safari this coming March! Learn more about that once-in-a-lifetime trip by clicking here or give us a call at 1-800-939-4334 to start planning your very own custom vacation with us!