Victoria Falls

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Victoria Falls is not far from the Chobe riverfront area, so a day trip to the Falls is easily undertaken for those not combining their Botswana safari with time in Zambia or Zimbabwe. With visa formalities, a boat transfer from Kasane over to Kazangula in Zambia and a drive of roughly an hour to Livingstone, the transfer shouldn’t take much longer than two hours in total. The Mosi Ao Tunya (“Smoke that thunders”) is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Over a mile wide and 100 metres high, the Falls are a resplendent sight whether in full flow or when slightly less torrential during the dry season.

Guided tours are a great way to learn the best places from which to view and photograph the Falls, as well as a potted history of their discovery by David Livingstone and their historical significance for the local people. You will generally get roughly 2-3 hours at the Falls, with time for shopping at one of the market stalls close to the entrance gates. During high water (November – May) you will be provided with raincoats to avoid being drenched. Your guide will also take you to the David Livingstone statue and across the bridge over the rainforest, where the spray is at its heaviest.

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