Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls is the world’s largest sheet of falling water. It is significant worldwide for its exceptional geological and geomorphological features and active land formation processes with outstanding beauty attributed to the falls i.e. the spray, mist, and rainbows. These are among the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The Zambezi River, which is more than 2 km wide at this point, plunges noisily down a series of basalt gorges and raises an iridescent mist that can be seen more than 20 km away.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • cpl1775
    Herndon, Virginia514 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous
    We went during the high water time, so there was a lot of mist in all of our pictures. But that does not mean that it was not amazing! The roar of the Falls, the mist enveloping the walking route command the beautiful scenery are perfect any time of year. It was a fantastic couple of hours walking along the path. It is also handicap and wheelchair accessible! Just be careful because the pathway gets a little slippery at points.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 May 2023
  • Tippegirl2
    Tippecanoe, Indiana289 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Victoria Falls
    The falls is amazing. We walked the mile trail along the falls and saw incredible scenery. Along the way a baboon walked right next to me. Astounding. Beautiful. On the way back we saw many monkeys. I understand the best way to see the entire falls is with the helicopter tour.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 4 June 2023
  • Steve M
    Pattaya, Thailand81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lifetime Experience
    Trip Advisor Posting -Victoria Falls Zimbabwe- Guided Tour Guide and Bus picked us up from the Victoria Falls Hotel. Issued us with raincoats and off we went, ,what a wonderful sight and the roaring of the water was stupendous. Managed to see about 3/4 of the actual falls as the balance was all in mist. A memorable experience and the guide was excellent. Highly Recommended
    Visited June 2023
    Written 30 June 2023
  • Nino M
    35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Walking Tour of Vic Falls
    We greatly enjoyed our walking tour along the cliff opposite the falls in the Zimbabwe Vic Falls Park . Rainbows seemed everywhere. The falls was in full swing with lots of water and mist. It was good to have borrowed the raincoats offered in the parking lot across the street from the Park Entrance.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Rc1
    Folsom, California424 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Falls are amazing!
    The falls itself are 5 stars and amazing, with breathtaking views from the vista points along the trail. The 4 star is for the management of the attraction. When we visited only one ticket counter was open so we had to wait for 20 minutes standing in line to get our tickets. They require some form ID so they know how much to charge you. They don't advertise that requirement and there are absolutely no signs anywhere, other than a sign saying Victoria Falls, which is also sponsored by a local gin company do it has a message about alcohol, which made no sense. Can't the government make their own proper sign?! At the time of our visit, USA residents have to pay $50 per person entrance fee. But not even a map or any information is provided - just a receipt. If you don't have ID they spend a lot of time figuring it out and keeping everyone behind waiting. So take your ID and a rain jacket, as the vista points get pretty wet from the spray, and ask your hotel for a map which has vista points marked. We walked to all 16, which took us a little over an hour and then we revisited the ones we really liked. Oh yes- they also have NO seating anywhere on the trail for people who might need to sit and take a break. For the amount they charge, they definitely need to provide more
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Terry M
    Hamilton, Canada4,897 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    SO MUCH MIST
    One of the world’s great waterfalls, it provides a dramatic setting between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The flow is seasonal. When visiting in early July, the mist was strong enough to turn many pictures into a white canvas. Prepare to get wet when visiting from either country. The better overall views are from Zimbabwe as Victoria Falls National Park runs most of the length of the falls [including the Devil’s Cataract, the Main Falls and the Horseshoe Falls] whereas closer views of the Eastern Cataract are viewed from Mosi oa Tunya National Park. It will cost you $20 US to enter on the Zambian side; $50 US, the Zimbabwean side.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 9 July 2023
  • islandseekersey
    Cerf Island, Seychelles146 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    World wonder
    Wonder of the world for a reason the sheer power of this waterful its beauty to behold . All angles of this wonder is mind blowing this is truly something special and I highly recommend probably a must fo when in zambia see it from all angles . Truly a wonder of the world
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Japhet M
    Nairobi, Kenya122 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was thundering, it was wet, it was wild
    I was already miffed when the gate charges was quoted at $50 despite the guide informing us earlier that it would be $10. I decided to proceed nevertheless since I had come all the way. I decision I never regretted. The walk was quite a good exercise and to walk with the thundering sound of the falls and the awesome sights of waters thundering down was a surreal experience. Water bucks could also be seen grazing by the walking trail u unbothered by us. The last part at the end of the falls was the most exciting as one gets to stand by the rails and look down at the fast flowing waters more than 100 feet below. The wind also blows the water splashes showering you like in a rainfall. Gladly, we had hired water proof overcoats for the moment. This is a lifetime experience that is worthy every moment.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 1 August 2023
  • 16Bonnie
    Parker, Colorado407 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do Not Miss!
    Victoria Falls was absolutely stunning! The fees for getting into the park are very expensive—$50 per person. We did still really have a nice afternoon seeing these spectacular falls. Paths are very well marked, and there are many different viewing areas. We were even able to see across the falls to Livingstone Island where we had actually been IN the falls that morning! Very cool! I highly recommend getting a raincoat before going—you WILL get wet. We rented them from one of the vendors at the market across the street. I’d also recommend wearing shoes you don’t mind getting wet. Beautiful and not to be missed!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Neil B
    Evergem, Belgium396 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bit pricy but worth the visit
    You can't visit Zimbabwe without the falls! Site is pay to enter but nicely set up. Falls are self explanatory so you don't need a guide and you don't need to buy the ponchos on offer as even if you get damp with the mist you dry off in minutes in the sun. Watch out for baboons and don't wander around with food in your hands!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 August 2023
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Wazie
London, UK43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Obviously if you're going to Vic Falls, you have to see the falls and they don't disappoint.

Visiting all the viewing spots takes between two to three hours. When we visited (April) some of the spots weren't visible due to the spray, whereas others had a perfect view.

There was a medium number of people there at the same time but it didn't feel crowded.

The reason for four stars is that it's overpriced and the site should be maintained better (toilets and the fences/vegetation around the viewing spots).
Written 19 May 2024
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MimiW
7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Cost to enter is $50 and the guy at the ticket booth was rude. Guided tour is NOT needed. Self guided tour is just fine. Also do not buy a poncho. The falls is easily walkable from the town of Victoria Falls. Do not buy a tour. I had to see it because it is one of the natural wonders of the world but I felt it was overpriced. We went for the sunrise over the falls. Go early since it gets crowded.
Written 5 May 2024
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Michelle
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Obviously a beautiful setting created by nature. Very disappointed with the cost of $50 entrance fee per tourist compared to $7 for a local. Alongside that, I interacted with 2 members of staff both of whom were rude and unwelcoming. The lack of efficiency in dealing with the customers also led to long wait times to get in. Expected the pathways to be better maintained and at least a smile. The extortionate cost made sure that I avoided spending anything on refreshments and gifts within the Falls centre. Such a shame to come to such an attraction and leave feeling like you’ve been scammed.
Written 4 May 2024
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Bongiwe R
Johannesburg, South Africa48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Safe and comfortable car, the drivers treat you like you are royalty. So we travelled from Vicfalls to Chobe day trip. The journey was pleasant, I must say, comfortable vehicle and we didn’t even feel the distance.
Written 28 April 2024
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Bev C
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Stunning. Amazing. Breathtaking.
Easy walk through rain forest following the numbers. Tour guide not needed. Took about an hr. You will get wet from the spray but soon dry in the sun. Entry fee is expensive for tourists $50 each.
Written 22 April 2024
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Traveling Companion
Cape Town Central, South Africa39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Definitely do the Zimbabwean part of the Victoria Falls. It's longer and better. Words can not capture the breath taking experience from walking to one view site of the waterfall to another.

The smoke that thunders can also be seen miles away when you go on a cruise on the Zambezi River.
Written 27 March 2024
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Lyn C
San Bernardino, CA23 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
The Falls are amazing, but as travelers in our 70s, we had no warning how strenuous this tour would be. There is lots of walking and on the Zambia side of the falls, many steps. Our guide took off like a shot with some of the more fit walkers and was quickly out of sight. When we came to a fork in the path we had no idea which way to go. Really frustrating. He didn’t even glance back. After about 20 minutes, he finally came looking for us and remained close for the duration of the hike.
Written 13 March 2024
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Jacoretha F
Gordon's Bay, South Africa7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We walked the whole length of the Falls. From point 1 to 12, over 7km. Beautiful & majestic. It was special for us because the falls were in full flood. You cannot go to Victoria Falls and not do it.
Written 6 March 2024
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CWard52
Melbourne, Australia26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This was such an amazing experience. We got very wet but that was just part of it. It is quite pricey but it is something you can't miss
Absolutely spectacular.
Written 29 February 2024
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AonMileFailte
Alexandria, VA332 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Our visit to the Falls in Feb was a great compromise on water levels but also less spray so you can see the Falls. The high water is in March and our guide told us that the areas we were walking are covered in water during the high season so we were glad to visit this month. The walking tour provided by our lodge was fantastic! The Falls have approx 18 points to stop and view which really gives you the perspective on the size of this natural wonder and the volume of water passing through. The background information at the front is interesting for a first time visitor and the comparisons to other well known waterfalls provides some scale for visitors.
Written 21 February 2024
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