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What to Do and Where to Stay at Victoria Falls

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Victoria Falls is a town that grew up around the Mosi-Oa-Tunya (The smoke that thunders) where hundreds of millions of litres of water thunders over the edge of the falls every minute. As the Zambezi tumbles away a plume of spray flies into the sky, so dense that during the full moon travellers can see a lunar rainbow. As the majority of the falls is on the Zimbabwean side, this is always our first choice during the lower water months, and several of the hotels in town are just a short walk from the falls.

Victoria Falls is also an ideal base for adrenaline junkies, or people who want to break up their safari activities. There are zip wires, gorge swings, and white water rafting, or, if you prefer a gentler pace, you can view the falls from a helicopter or take a gentle sundower cruise along the river.

Where to stay at Victoria Falls: There are a number of excellent lodges here, both in the town itself, and stretched away along the Zambezi if you want a more peaceful stay.

 

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