One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, although curiously not in the running as finalist for one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, it has a width of 1708 metres and plummets from a height of between 90 and 107 metres. It is, of course, Victoria Falls, the world’s largest sheet of falling water. Known locally as ‘Mosi-Oa-Tunya’, meaning ‘the Smoke that Thunders’, this magnificently powerful waterfall and its surroundings are recognised as both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a national park in Zimbabwe.
The town of Victoria Falls is often referred to as the Adventure Capital of Africa and intrepid travellers will not be disappointed with the Victoria Falls tours and activities on offer, ranging from Microlight flights and bungee jumps to white-water rafting through the Batoka Gorge and walking across a high wire suspended above the falls. Daring visitors can even revel in unrivalled fall views on a Flight of the Angels helicopter ride. For something a little less high-impact, there are plenty of relaxed ways to view the falls. For example, on the evening of a tranquil full moon, don’t miss the spectacular Lunar Rainbow. Enjoying a picnic and a bottle of wine is one of the best ways to make the most of this stunning phenomenon.
While the main attraction in Victoria Falls town is undoubtedly the waterfall, there are numerous other things to see and do in the town itself and across the border in Livingstone, Zambia. Victoria Falls also offers travellers a wide range of accommodation including bed-and-breakfasts, backpackers’ hostels and Victoria Falls hotels.
whl.travel’s launch of www.victoriafallszambezi.travel is the first whl.travel destination portal in Zimbabwe and puts travellers directly in touch with local expert Charlotte Moroney and the team at Wildside Tours. This is the third website managed by this passionate team of outdoor enthusiasts; the other two are Livingstone and Kafue National Park, both located in neighbouring Zambia.
Charlotte Moroney says, “We are so excited about joining whl.travel. To be part of this worldwide travel network is awesome knowing that together we are linking many countries and uniting sustainable tourism across the world. The Zimbabwean people are hopeful and are all in a small way rebuilding by creating more jobs and opportunities through a healthy tourist industry. We are all enjoying the prospect of being of service to our foreign visitors and through whl.travel we hope to link you up with the wonderful enterprising people of Zimbabwe and are working hard to promote our fantastic town as a destination.”