Victoria Falls Safari

A sense of wonder at The Smoke that Thunders

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“Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.”

It’s no wonder David Livingstone was struck poetic when he first laid eyes on Victoria Falls in 1855. Certainly, every traveller since then who has peered through the rainbow-smudged mist for their first gasping view of the Falls has experienced the same sense of wonder.

Known locally as Mosi-oa-tunya (‘the smoke that thunders’), Victoria Falls, at 1,708 metres wide, is earth’s largest single sheet of falling water. It’s officially one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and unofficially Mother Nature’s party trick. Every minute during the rainy season, 5 million cubic metres of water plunge 108 metres into the gorge below in something of a dramatic stage bow. And as an encore, in the dry season, the Devil’s Pool – a natural rock pool precariously nudged up against the lip of the falls – attracts its own audience of thrillseekers. Only the brave dare to jump in for a swim… and a selfie.

But when you’re standing in the thick of it; when the spray of the Falls speckles your skin, when your heart skips a beat at the might and roar of it all, and your adrenaline rears its head at the sniff of adventure, nothing else matters than the moment, now. It’s epic. And it’s yours.

When to Go:

The best time to visit the spectacular Victoria Falls is from February to May, directly after the region’s summer rains, when you’ll see the world’s largest sheet of falling water flowing at its greatest volume. If you’re keen on taking a dip in the Devil’s Pool, late August to early January.



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