Victoria Falls

A trip to the magnificent Victoria Falls

One of the great natural wonders of the world, this majestic waterfall is a must-see if you are in the area. Whether you’re in Zimbabwe, Zambia, or Botswana, this is a place you must visit.

Victoria Falls from Zimbabwe

When to go?

The falls are at their greatest at the end of the rainy season, from March to May. That said, due to the enormous water displacement most viewing points are covered by a permanent water curtain, so taking a good picture can be hard. So, at the beginning of the raining season and at the start of the dry season condition or somewhat better, with still lots of water but better chance of seeing the whole waterfall. The end of the dry season will turn this majestic waterfall into a trickling stream so unless that’s what you want to see avoid this time.

Where to go?

The Victoria Falls lie on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and can be seen from both countries. But the best views are definitely from the Zimbabwe side of the falls. Victoria Falls National Park in Zimbabwe has some nice paths along the falls with various viewing spots to get a complete picture of the grandness of the falls. So, if time allows it, go to the Zimbabwean side of the falls. You can cross the Victoria Falls bridge to reach Zambia and vice versa, there are organized tours to visit both sides. On the Zambian side you can go to the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park for views of the falls.

Bridge over the Zambezi

Visit the Victoria falls from Botswana

The easiest way to visit the Victoria Falls from Botswana is from Kasane, there are many organized day trips available for a reasonable price. This is easier than drive their yourself since you don’t have to deal with all the custom declarations for your car. You still must pay over 50 euro/dollar in cash for a one-day visa. Bring hard currencies because they won’t accept any local currencies or (credit) cards.