Explore Livingstone

There is a magic to the Victoria Falls and it is no wonder that it’s one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The Falls borders two towns/countries: Victoria Falls Town in Zimbabwe and Livingstone in Zambia. 

On the Livingstone side a special vantage point is across the Knife Edge Bridge, where visitors can have the finest view of the Eastern Cataract and the Main Falls as well as the Boiling Pot where the river turns and heads down the Batoka Gorge. Another unique experience on the Zambian side is swimming in Devil’s Pool, which is a small pool on the very edge of The Falls. Being on the precipice of one of nature's most powerful wonders is a once in a lifetime thrill and will make a great photo!

At its widest, the Falls are 1.7km across, with the drop height ranging around 100-110 meters into the Zambezi Gorge. An average of 550,000 cubic meters of water plummet over edge every minute. Few other of the worlds major waterfalls can be viewed so close on foot and virtually the entire width can be viewed face on as close as 60 meters, particularly on the Zimbabwean side.

Seasons

The Victoria Falls are spectacular throughout the year but the heaviest flow and volume of the spray occurs after rainy season, making it challenging to see The Falls in all her glory. The dry season, from August on, offers better views as well as the ever popular white-water rafting below in the Zambezi Gorge.

The Victoria Falls Bridge

The Victoria Falls borders two towns/countries: Victoria Falls Town in Zimbabwe and Livingston, Zambia. Each side is connected by The Victoria Falls Bridge which allows visitors to easily see both sides of The Falls. The bridge itself gives a magnificent view both down the gorge on the one side and through to the falls on the other. The immense depth of the gorge can be fully appreciated from this point and combined with the sea green river below, the shiny black rock face and lush green foliage, the 360 degree view from the bridge is breathtaking.

Livingstone

Livingstone Town is named after the famous Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone, who is believed to have first seen the Falls from what is now called Livingstone Island. He named The Falls “Victoria Falls” after the British Queen Victoria.

On the Livingstone side a special vantage point is across the Knife Edge Bridge, where visitors can have the finest view of the Eastern Cataract and the Main Falls as well as the Boiling Pot where the river turns and heads down the Batoka Gorge. Other vantage points include the Falls Bridge and the Lookout Tree which gives a panoramic view across the Main Falls.

 

Devil's Pool

Another unique experience on the Zambian side is swimming in Devil’s Pool, which is a small pool on the very edge of The Falls. Being on the precipice of one of nature´s most powerful wonders is a once in a lifetime thrill and will make a great photo!

The Zimbabwean side has always historically been the more popular side to visit but since the early 2000s Livingstone is now home to some of the most modern and luxuriant accommodation as well as top notch tourism companies.