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All you need to know about visiting Victoria Falls

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History and location

When was Victoria Falls discovered?

Victoria falls was discovered on 6 November 1855.

How old is Victoria Falls?

Victoria Falls is 3 million years old. From the archaeological finds surrounding the waterfall it is clear that this territory was inhabited about 3 million years ago.

Who found the Victoria Falls?

David Livingstone, a Scottish missionary, found Victoria Falls on a journey to find a route to the East Coast of Africa.

How did Victoria Falls get its name?

David Livingstone named Victoria Falls after his Queen, Victoria as he was British

Why is Victoria Falls called the Devil’s pool?

Nobody knows precisely where the name “Devil’s Pool” came from. But it is believed that it comes from an ancient legend, a sort of city folk myth that the Indian tribe Lenapa regarded the pool as an interaction between good and evil.

What country is Victoria Falls in?

Victoria Falls is located in Zambia.

What city is Victoria Falls in?

Victoria Falls is located in  Livingstone

On which river is Victoria Falls located?

Victoria Falls is located along the Zambezi River, at the border between Zambia to the north and Zimbabwe to the south.

How to get to Victoria Falls from hotel?

If you are staying in Zimbabwe, you can reserve a tour, your tour guide will take you from the hotel/lodge and land you at the waterfall. Some hotels offer hour-shuttle service buses, which you can travel there and back at no additional cost. A cab will cost you from $5 to $10 to reach the gate of Victoria Falls, whichever is the distance you are staying.

If you are stayng in Zambia, you can take a ride from Livingstone, it will cost about $10. If you are accommodated at the Avani or Royal Livingstone Hotel, you have easy entrance to Victoria Falls, and you can easily pass through their own weekend gate for free.

What time does Victoria Falls open?

In Winter Victoria Falls opens at 06:00 and closes at 18:00. In summerVictoria Falls opens at 06:30 and closes at 18:00.

What city is closest to Victoria Falls?

The nearest city to Victoria Falls is Victoria Falls Town, located in Zimbabwe. The second-nearest city is Livingstone, located in Zambia).

How far is lake Victoria from Victoria Falls?

Distance from Victoria Falls to Lake Victoria is 2080 km.

How to get to Victoria Falls from Cape town?

The distance between Cape Town and Victoria Falls is 1925 km. Kenya Airways now offers a direct flight from Cape Town directly to Livingstone (Zambia) and they also fly directly in Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe side. Flifgt from Cape Town to Victoria Falls is 2hr 55 minutes. The cheapest way is driving. The driving distance between Cape Town to Victoria Falls is 2693 km.

How to get to Victoria Falls from Johannesburg?

 There is no direct bus from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls. However, there are services departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Victoria Falls via Bulawayo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 28m. The cheapest ways to get from  Johannesburg to Victoria Falls is driving. The distance between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls is 947 km. The road distance is 1296.7 km. The best way to get from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls is to fly.

How to get to Victoria Falls from Lusaka?

The cheapest ways to get from Lusaka to Victoria Falls is driving. The distance between Lusaka and Victoria Falls is 1421 km. The road distance is 1842.8 km. The best way to get from Lusaka to Victoria Falls is to fly. There is no direct flight from Durban Airport to Livingstone Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover. Alternatively, you can take a bus, which takes 27h 15m.

 

 

General info

Is Victoria Falls the biggest waterfall in the world?

Although it is not the highest nor the widest waterfall in the whole world, the Victoria Falls are listed as the biggest.

How deep is Victoria Falls?

Its widest points are more than 5,500 feet [1,700 metres]). At the falls, the river plunges over a sheer precipice to a maximum drop of 355 feet (108 metres).

How wide is Victoria Falls?

The  width of Victoria Falls is 1,708 metres (5,604 ft).

How tall is Victoria Falls?

The height of Victoria Falls is 108 metres (354 ft).

How much water is in Victoria Falls?

There are 625 million litres of water running above the edge per minute. This enormous volume of water creates a spray that grows up to 1650 feet into the air.

Is it safe to visit Victoria Falls?

Yes, it is Safe! So that even when Zimbabwe was experiencing its worst times, Victoria Falls has never been a dangerous place, and as we are writing that Victoria Falls is an extremely safe tourist attraction.

How many people visit Victoria Falls?

About a million people visit Victoria Falls every year.

Does Victoria Falls have malaria?

The incidence of malaria in the Victoria Falls region is dropping, following a series of interventions by the Zimbabwean government, the risk of malaria is strong all year round but highest between November and June in regions below 1,200m, including the Zambezi Valley and Victoria Falls.

How does Victoria Falls compare with Niagara Falls?

So, Victoria Falls vs Niagara Falls – which of them is better? It is based on your purposes, concerns and hopes. Both of them are exciting, must see places that will never disappoint. In regard to size, though, Victoria Falls is a winner together. Victoria Falls also provides more along the way adventure and adrenaline pump trips and events. These activities are: wildlife safari, rafting, bridge swaying, dumpering, bungee jumping and crocodile cage diving.

How far away can you hear Victoria Falls?

The noise of Victoria Falls can be heard from a distance of 40 kilometers

How high is Victoria Falls bridge?

Victoria Falls bridge is 198 metres (650 ft) long, at a height of 128 metres (420 ft) .

How long does it take to walk Victoria Falls?

It takes about 20 minutes to walk over the Victoria Falls Bridge.

Is Victoria Falls one of the seven wonders?

Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The others are The Grand Canyon, Great Barrier Reef, Harbour of Rio de Janeiro, Mount Everest, Polar Aurora, and Paricutin volcano.

What is average weather in Victoria Falls?

January  Hottest 30° / Lowest 19°
February 30° / 19°
March 30° / 18°
April 30° / 15°
May 28° / 10°
June25° / 7°
July 25° / 7°
August 29° / 10°
September 32° / 15°
October 34° /18°
November 33° / 19°
December 31° / 19°

Before arriving

What airlines fly to victoria falls?

  • Ethiopian Airlines (ET)3 destinations.
  • Kenya Airways (KQ)2 destinations.
  • Air Zimbabwe (UM)2 destinations.
  • Fastjet (FN)2 destinations.
  • British Airways (BA)1 destination.
  • South African Airways (SA)1 destination.
  • Airlink (4Z)1 destination.
  • Air Namibia (SW)1 destination.

Do you need a visa to go to Victoria Falls?

US Citizens do require a visa (Category B) however you will be granted the visa at the port of entry (border post on your day of arrival).

How far is Livingstone airport from Victoria Falls?

16.2 km

What is the best time to visit Victoria Falls?

The best time to visit the spectacular Victoria Falls is from February to May, directly after the region’s summer rains, when you’ll see the world’s largest sheet of falling water flowing at its greatest volume.

Where to stay in Victoria Falls?

Here’s our guide

https://victoriafalls-tours-safaris.com/victoria-waterfall-where-to-stay/

What to wear in Victoria Falls?

Opt for light, cotton clothing in neutral tones – These fabrics work best in a hot climate. A lightweight waterproof jacket is essential.

Should i rent a car in Victoria Falls?

Car Rental Victoria Falls is maybe not that necessary as there are Free bus shuttles everywhere.

Activities

How much does it cost to see Victoria Falls?

Zimbabwean side – U.S. $30; Zambian side – International hotels and SADC visitors $ 20

Which side of victoria falls is better?

Victoria Falls is located within the Victoria Falls National Park (on the Zimbabwe side), and the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park (on the Zambia side)

What to do in Victoria Falls?

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How many days to spend in Victoria Falls?

At least two days. But we recommend to plan a 3-4-day trip.

How high is Victoria Falls bungee jump?

At 111 metres it is also one of the highest jumps in the world.

Has anyone ever fallen off Victoria Falls?

To the best of our knowledge, no one has ever died walking through Victoria Falls in Devil’s Pool. In 2009, a South African tour guide fell as he saved a client who glided through a canal over Victoria Falls.

Is the victoria falls dried up?

The Zimbabwean side never dried up and never did. In fact, when the water level is low, at the edge of the waterfall there is an amazing natural rock pool called Devil’s Pool, which is only available during dry seasons.

 

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