Victoria Falls

41° - January
42° - February
49° - March
56° - April
63° - May
70° - June
76° - July
74° - August
68° - September
58° - October
47° - November
43° - December
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You think you've seen waterfalls before? That's really sweet. But, unless you've been to Victoria Falls, you, my dear, have not. To give you a reference point, Victoria Falls (also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya or "The Smoke That Thunders") is twice as tall as Niagara Falls. What you'll see depends largely on what time of year you choose to visit. In the rainy season (winter), you'll see a massive sheet of water thundering over the cliffs. In the dry season (summer), you'll see less water flowing, but you'll get a better view of the rocky ledges beneath. And if you are lucky enough to visit during a full moon, you'll catch a rare "moonbow" when the light of the moon produces and lunar rainbow through the water. For the dare devil, white water rafting nearby is world famous and you can even stand on the edge of the falls when the water isn't flowing as quickly. Imagine looking over a 110-meter curtain of falling water! Victoria Falls, the town, basically exists to make tourists' visits as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The range of hotels, restaurants, and even markets is varied to suit any taste.
Photo Credit: Neil Gould
Photo Credit: Kirk Pflaum
Photo Credit: Sara Correia
Photo Credit: Neil Gould

Serious falling water

The falls is the definition of spectacular--spray that looks like smoke rising that you can see for miles and miles, thundering sound, and rainbows everywhere. Too bad that awesome is an overused word because Victoria Fall truly is that and more. I visited the park, a pleasant walk (wear rain gear and protect your camera from the spray), and later took a helicopter flight to get a bird's eye view. Just WOW. The town is small but fine and the tourist police--many of them female--made me feel comfortable and welcome, as did most of the local people.

Mosi-Oa-Tunya Zoological Park

Enjoy this small park where you can drive along river and see, at a close range, many different animals including Zebras, Giraffes and Elephants. You can drive your own car, take a tour, or even a elephant back safari!
Cost: Entry is Free
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White Water Rafting

23 white water rapids will give you the ultimate adrenaline rush! The rapids begin just after the falls and you can choose half day, full day, or multi-day excursions.
Cost: Varies
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Canoeing Safaris

Pick from a few different rivers and take a relaxing canoe ride along the river to enjoy the amazing scenery and incredible animals that are sure to show up. Guides will help you along and teach you more about the area. Choose from day trips to 3-5 day excursions.
Cost: Varies
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Victoria Falls Airport [VFA]