Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park

Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park

Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park
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"The smoke that thunders" is a local name for Africa's most famous waterfall thundering over a 100m-high cliff.
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  • Mudeford 123
    123 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tremendous
    It is quite expensive at 50 USD per person bit worth it. Several look out points between Livingstone monument and the bridge. Wear a poncho or rainwear as you will get very wet. Experience of a lifetime.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 May 2023
  • Chasing_history_
    428 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tips Vic Falls
    Make sure you see the falls from both countries . The spray is thick in winter so wear easy to dry clothes and shoes. It’s not cold . Tour operators provide raincoats and some hotels provide disposable anoraks
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 June 2023
  • A D
    Vaughan, Canada301 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful but really expensive for no reason.
    The first thing I want to say is that they charge $50 US per person to enter. I think that is way too much ! There is no justification for it. The falls are amazing, huge, loud, and breathtaking. If you plan on visiting on your own rent a raincoat from the vendors on the other side of the street. Luckily our taxi driver suggested it and we listened to him. Even with the raincoat we were soaked, the last 3 viewpoints were just solid mist that came down as a torrent of rain. Then you get to the bridge and you turn back.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 4 July 2023
  • Terry M
    Hamilton, Canada4,897 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    QUITE WET BUT FUN
    On the Zimbabwean side, the best of the views were the Devil’s Cataract, the Main Falls and the Horseshoe Falls. It was very wet as you headed toward the Eastern Cataract. The amount of mist on the Zimbabwean side negatively impacted pictures. Entry fees was $50 US. While high, you do see more of the scope of Vic Falls. They have to improve the entry flow to the park...tortoise like!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 July 2023
  • Geoffrey D
    Greater London, United Kingdom11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Victoria Falls - the smoke that thunders
    Mosi-oa-Tunya is the Zimbabwe name for the Victoria Falls, which means 'the smoke that thunders'. Our visit was in the dry season, which means the water flow doesn't cover the full 1.7km width of the falls. Nevertheless, the obvious power and force of the VF is still incredibly impressive and justifies being one the 7 wonders of the world. The downside is the cost of visiting VF via Zimbabwe and Zambia. In addition to the cost of travel and hotels, you are required to pay on arrival at Zimbabwe airport a visa charge of UD$75pp, then US$50pp to enter the falls on the Zimbabwe side and a further US$20pp on the Zambia side, which for two of us was a total of US$290. If you choose to have a guide, you will need to employ one in each location. Having said all that, the once in a life time experience is very special and still worth the visit.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 December 2023
  • Sandra B
    Johannesburg, South Africa10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The mighty Victoria Falls
    The Victoria Falls were on our bucket list and they did not disappoint. What a wonderful experience, so happy I was able to make the trip with my family. The falls are absolutely exquisite, from the rock formations, the multiple rainbows and rain forest. Photos don’t do it justice, it’s something you have to see for yourself.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 December 2023
  • Murungu19
    59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Open ending tour with Savannah Adventures
    an absolut must do. natural wonder of the world which we visited with a guide from savannah adventures...and it was absolutely breathtaking. our guide carlos did a great job and after we have done the guiding part we were allowed to stay as long as we wanted..it was an open end tour we booked with them online. thanks so much.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 December 2023
  • Luke-n-LauraB
    St. Helier, United Kingdom548 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just wow
    Vic Falls is just incredible. You can see a millions pictures but they could never do the views justice. It is just amazing, the sheer amount of water and power of it all. The view points provided are all stunning and we'll worth taking the time over. Guides available but perhaps not necessary, information boards also provided at the entrance. Awesome place and a must see.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 March 2024
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Billy S
Uganda130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
What an amazing views of the falls!!
Since my child wood I was dreaming about paying avisit to this magnificent place but finally a have made it .having watched the falls on both sides I would absolutely say it's 5 star place not to be missed on your bucket list we stayed at N1 hotel, it's nice and clean with good customer care .the breakfast is nice and the hotel is within a walkable distance to the falls .
Written 4 April 2024
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Luke-n-LauraB
St. Helier, UK548 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Vic Falls is just incredible. You can see a millions pictures but they could never do the views justice. It is just amazing, the sheer amount of water and power of it all. The view points provided are all stunning and we'll worth taking the time over. Guides available but perhaps not necessary, information boards also provided at the entrance. Awesome place and a must see.
Written 30 March 2024
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Prosper Tafadzw... M
Harare, Zimbabwe23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Went to run Vic falls marathon and took time to tour the Victoria Falls. The falls are just majestic beyond imagination. Enjoyed the rain forest
Written 19 March 2024
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Murungu19
59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
an absolut must do.
natural wonder of the world which we visited with a guide from savannah adventures...and it was absolutely breathtaking.
our guide carlos did a great job and after we have done the guiding part we were allowed to stay as long as we wanted..it was an open end tour we booked with them online.
thanks so much.
Written 30 December 2023
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Palmer66
200 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
The Falls are totally breathtaking and amazing. The park itself has good paths and is wheelchair accessible. However, it has been said it previous reviews that the entrance fee for “foreign visitors” at USD50 is a rip off. There is no proper queueing system, no printed ticket, no map given.. just a hustle through the gate and off you go. Wheelchair hire from the car park across the road another USD30 .. be prepared to part with your cash to add this to your tourist bucket list!! Worth seeing but …
Written 19 December 2023
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Sandra B
Johannesburg, South Africa10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The Victoria Falls were on our bucket list and they did not disappoint. What a wonderful experience, so happy I was able to make the trip with my family. The falls are absolutely exquisite, from the rock formations, the multiple rainbows and rain forest. Photos don’t do it justice, it’s something you have to see for yourself.
Written 16 December 2023
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Geoffrey D
Greater London, UK11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Mosi-oa-Tunya is the Zimbabwe name for the Victoria Falls, which means 'the smoke that thunders'. Our visit was in the dry season, which means the water flow doesn't cover the full 1.7km width of the falls. Nevertheless, the obvious power and force of the VF is still incredibly impressive and justifies being one the 7 wonders of the world. The downside is the cost of visiting VF via Zimbabwe and Zambia. In addition to the cost of travel and hotels, you are required to pay on arrival at Zimbabwe airport a visa charge of UD$75pp, then US$50pp to enter the falls on the Zimbabwe side and a further US$20pp on the Zambia side, which for two of us was a total of US$290. If you choose to have a guide, you will need to employ one in each location. Having said all that, the once in a life time experience is very special and still worth the visit.
Written 15 December 2023
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Chris H
18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
The Victoria Falls are stunning. The cost of entry for tourists is outrageously exorbitant. We were stunned by the $50 USD entry fee, simply to walk along the falls.

This contrasts with the $7USD fee for locals.

Come forewarned of the entry fee.
Written 28 November 2023
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Mike_G6308
Cape Town, South Africa473 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Business
The park has upgraded facilities and is must to do whilst visiting Victoria Falls . There is a nice cafe in the park. Follow the pathway to see the falls.
Written 23 August 2023
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Didi P
18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
I've seen the falls from both sides, & while this side was best, it was a bit overpriced. 50$ for tourists, fine, but once you've seen the falls from 1 or 2 spots, you've seen the falls. They are nice, but it's expensive, with regards to this.
Written 28 July 2023
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