Victoria Falls

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Victoria Falls is known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya – “the Smoke that Thunders” – a name that accurately depicts the plum of spray, visible from some distance, caused by the cascading waters of the Zambezi River.

The principal town on the Zambian side of the Zambezi is Livingstone which acts as a gateway for visitors who wish to view the dramatic Falls and enjoy the picturesque wildlife within the National Park upstream.

Apart from the stunning scenery and rich wildlife this is also the “adventure capital” of southern Africa with its adrenalin sports such as white-water rafting, micro lighting, bungee jumping, abseiling and canoeing.

Our preferred accommodation can be split between the more mainstream properties located next to the Falls or a range of smaller and higher quality lodges further upstream overlooking the Zambezi.

Upstream from Victoria Falls: A very scenic and tranquil riverfront area overlooking the Zambezi with some excellent game viewing either on game drives or while boating on the river. Trips to the view the Falls are very easy.

Our favourite camp for location and style is Toka Leya.

For a more traditional “colonial” character and charm then River Club is good fun.

Luxury with a slightly more rustic feel and approach works well at Tongabezi Lodge or Sindabezi Island.

The best lower cost options are Waterberry Lodge and Chundukwa Lodge.

Next to the Falls: Just south of town and situated right on top of the falls are a number of mainstream hotels.

The upmarket and best option is definitely the Royal Livingstone Hotel.

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Accommodation

Tongabezi Lodge

Tongabezi is a luxury lodge with a beautiful location on a sweeping bend of the Zambezi River about 20km's upstream from Victoria Falls...

S&B Rating:
$450 Per person, per night  
Tongabezi Lodge

Waterberry Lodge

Waterberry Lodge is small lodge situated in a quiet location on the north bank of the Zambezi River just 22km upstream from the Victori...

S&B Rating:
$250 Per person, per night  
Waterberry Lodge

Chundukwa Lodge

Chundukwa Lodge is small and intimate lodge situated on the north bank of the Zambezi River just 25km upstream from the Victoria Falls....

S&B Rating:
$155 Per person, per night  
Chundukwa Lodge

River Club

The River Club is a sunlit bubble of comfort and hospitality that lies dreaming in dappled shade overlooking the Zambezi River, 18km up...

S&B Rating:
$495 Per person, per night  
River Club

Royal Livingstone

The Royal Livingstone hotel is located on the northern bank of the Zambezi River, immediately upstream of where the Victoria Falls thun...

S&B Rating:
$350 Per person, per night  
Royal Livingstone

Sindabezi Island

Sindabezi Island is a unique and idyllic bush camp on its very own private isle on the Zambezi River just 17kms upstream for Victoria F...

S&B Rating:
$415 Per person, per night  
Sindabezi Island

Sussi & Chuma Lodge

Sussi & Chuma Lodge is located in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on the banks of the Zambezi River just 12km from Victoria Falls....

S&B Rating:
$480 Per person, per night  
Sussi & Chuma Lodge

Toka Leya

Toka Leya Camp is hidden on the banks of the Zambezi River in the western sector of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, about 12km upstrea...

S&B Rating:
$455 Per person, per night  
Toka Leya

Tongabezi Lodge

Victoria Falls, Zambia

Sindabezi Island

Victoria Falls, Zambia

Sussi & Chuma Lodge

Victoria Falls, Zambia

Toka Leya

Victoria Falls, Zambia

Waterberry Lodge

Victoria Falls, Zambia

Chundukwa Lodge

Victoria Falls, Zambia

River Club

Victoria Falls, Zambia

Royal Livingstone

Victoria Falls, Zambia

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