Vic Falls Top Places to stay
Top places to stay at Victoria Falls
The Victoria Falls is one of the most remarkable natural wonders of the world, measuring in at 1708 metres in width, making it the largest curtain of water in the whole world. The local people refer to it as “Mosi-oa-Tunya” which means “The smoke that thunders”, and once one sees this in effect, a better description of Victoria Falls will be hard to come by.
To make the most of one’s stay, here are some simple activities, areas, and resorts which are sure to make Victoria Falls a getaway to be remembered:
The Ilala lodge is absolutely fabulous and a great place to stay to enjoy
tranquility, cleanliness and friendly staff. Enjoy a wonderful time where all your needs are surely to be catered for. Spacious, air conditioned rooms ensure that even one’s downtime will be a highlight. The continuous sound of the Falls serve as the perfect backdrop to every night preferably spent enjoying sundowners and relaxing as the dark sky and warm air guarantees an enjoyable stay.
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Enjoy a truly breathtaking view of the natural flora and fauna surrounding the Falls at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. Rest assured that the view alone will inspire several hiking trips and general exploration of the area. Sightings of elephants and Cape buffalo are extremely common, and by the end of one’s stay one will feel at ease seeing even the largest of herds grazing at the watering hole, which is clearly viewable from the lodge. Good food, hospitable staff and a friendly, calm atmosphere ensure that one will feel well rested after one’s stay.
Victoria Falls Hotel
An unforgettable view of the bridge between Zimbabwe and Zambia, along with the spray of the Falls ensures that a stay at the Victoria Falls hotel is one which will not be forgotten. The hotel oozes British colonial history, and pictures of the royal family are not an uncommon sight. A relaxed atmosphere at even the busiest of seasons guarantees that the restaurants will be a hit with the family. Great value for money, a superb view, and a sense of history make the Victoria Falls Hotel the place to be!
The Lunar Rainbow
Seeing a rainbow against the backdrop of the African night sky is truly a mesmerizing experience. there are only four other sites in the world where you are guaranteed to see a lunar rainbow at full moon. In order to see a lunar rainbow normally you need a clear night, a full moon and rain in the distance. Here at Victoria Falls all you need is a full moon to see one of nature’s most elusive and lovely sights. Victoria Falls has a constant rainbow during the day. The vast volume of mist from the immense falls creates enough mist for a lunar rainbow to be clearly visible at full moon as well.
This is only visible at full moon so make sure to book your trip during this time!
Whitewater River Rafting
The power of the Zambezi is undisputed. Home to world famous rapids which vary in difficulty from novice to advanced. White water rapids such as “the devil’s toilet” and “stairway to heaven” sound far more ominous than they seem from the water. The Zambezi boasts many grade 5 rapids which is the highest level of rapid possible to attempt. River rafting down the Zambezi is seasonal and dependent on rainfall and water levels. Low water is from mid July – to the end of January. High water is from February till mid July, when the river is normally in flood. Rafting gets stopped for a few weeks in late April and early May if the water levels get too high making rafting unsafe. Adventure tourism has seen a steady increase over the past 20 years here at Victoria Falls Zimbabwe. Tourists looking for thrills have found plenty to keep them occupied in this spectacular area. Many of the white water tours here at Victoria Falls Zimbabwe include lunch. What can be better than watching the sun slip away under the horizon as one sips on an ice cold beer; knowing that one is lucky enough to have spent the day white water rafting at one of the most famous locations in the world.
Game drives are one of the most popular ways to experience the wildlife surrounding Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Zambia. Victoria falls is located between two national parks, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia and Victoria Falls National Park in Zimbabwe. Cruises and excursions down the Zambezi river is a awesome way to view game. There is large populations of elephants, buffalo, giraffes and hippos.