Vic Falls Accommodation strives to ensure you have the best possible holiday experience with the least amount of hassle. The Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls is often said to have better views, with the vast majority of the waterfall lying of this side of the Zambezi River. The town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe also offer larger, and a wider variety of accommodation options than the Zambian side. Below are some of our top picks for Victoria Falls Accommodation Zimbabwe.
Not only is Zimbabwe home to five UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it is also where most of the Victoria Falls lies. Known to locals as Mosi-oa-Tunya or “The Smoke That Thunders” and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls is one of the main attractions to the area, and what the tourist town was named after. Almost three quarters of the Victoria Falls lies within Zimbabwe, and it’s this side of the Zambezi River which has the lion’s share of the best viewpoints as well. The Victoria Falls National Park protects the rain forest along the edge of the Zimbabwe side of the waterfall, with well laid foot paths and a number of viewing platforms which offer the best views. From here you can watch the mighty Zambezi tumble almost 100m into the rocky basalt gorge below.
Considered the adrenaline capital of Africa, the town of Victoria Falls offers a variety of activities with options suited to both hardened adrenaline junkies and tamer thrill seekers from bungee jumping, white-water rafting, the gorge swing, quad biking as well as helicopter flights above the Falls. As one of Africa’s premier conservation areas, opportunities to view wildlife are truly abundant; from walking safaris, cruising along the Zambezi River, on horseback, or the more traditional 4X4 game vehicle.
Both in Victoria Falls, and in the country as a whole, safari experiences are spectacular. Two world-renowned National Parks, Mana Pools and Hwange are must-see stops for both the experienced wildlife fanatic and first time safari-goer. Zimbabwe is also lauded as having the best guides on the continent thanks to their challenging certification process taking place over 4 to 5 years. Aside from incredible game viewing opportunities, the country also has much to offer in the way of history and heritage including the ruins of Great Zimbabwe. Journey to Matobo Hills in Matobo National Park to discover Africa’s largest collection of rock art dating back thousands of years, and the burial place of Cecil John Rhodes.
WHEN TO VISIT?
This totally depends on what your dream African adventure entails. If seeing Victoria Falls at its fullest and most dramatic, the end of the rainy summer season occurring between July and October is the time to visit Zimbabwe. At this time of year the bush is lush and green with plentiful rain ensuring full waterholes hopefully surrounded by exciting wildlife to see on your game drives. September and October are the best times for water-based activities with warmer weather and spectacular sunsets. On the other hand, if you hope to venture into the various National Parks and game reserves during the dry season, July to December is ideal.