Victoria Falls is one of the natural wonders of the world. When in flood, it is the widest curtain of falling water in the world. The cascade is on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe as the Zambezi River is the demarcation, so technically the Falls are in Zambia. The best views are from the Zimbabwean side of the Falls. It is the highlight of many a vacation in southern Africa.
The small town is a tourist hub with many hotels, a few trendy bars and cafes and many curio markets. Victoria Falls is also where great adventure activities are offered such as bungee jumping off the iconic Victoria Falls bridge. There is a high wire zip line called the Flying fox over the gorge as well as abseiling into the gorge offered. White water rafting on the Zambezi is popular, one of the highest-graded rapids in the world, it delights thrill-seekers.
For more sedate activities, a sunset cruise on the Zambezi is popular. Drift along and watch wildlife such as elephant and buffalo come down to the water’s edge to drink. Drift past pods of hippopotami and crocodiles sunning themselves on sandbanks. Then take in the spectacular sunset. The Zambezi Valley is famed for having some of the best sunsets in Africa. There are several day trip options into nearby Zambia and Botswana on offer as well.