It is possible to view a waterfall from several points. One of the most successful viewpoints is on the bridge, which is called “Blade Knife” – here you can see the East Stream, the Main Waterfall and Boiling Boiler, a turbulent place where the river makes a turn and goes down in the gorge Batoka.
There are no less convenient places on the railway bridge, thrown over the waterfall, and at the “Observation Tree”. Here you can fully appreciate the Main Waterfall in all its terrible beauty and look into its boiling hollow.
Functions of Victoria Falls, however, are not limited to just pleasing the eyes of millions of tourists, it has a practical application – to supply energy to many cities in Zimbabwe and Zambia.
The most unforgettable impressions can be obtained, of course, only when you see the whole waterfall. Unfortunately, it is impossible to do it from the ground floor, but if you are not too limited in funds, you can resort to the help of many local companies offering guided tours to the waterfall by helicopter, paragliders and small private jets. The route of such excursions usually runs along the river and, in addition to Victoria, reveals many other local beauties. Just be careful, you won’t have much time to look at the waterfall.
Victoria Falls Museum
In the area of the waterfall, near the parking lot, where tourists and travelers are brought, there is a museum dedicated to the history of the waterfall. The museum’s exposition tells how the waterfall has changed over its millennia-long history, how the water gnawed and continues to gnaw for itself more and more new areas in soft and supple rock.
Mosy-Oa-Tunya National Park
If you are near the waterfall, you should definitely visit the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park (Trembling Smoke), its area is small, but here you can see a large number of local animals – antelope, zebra, giraffe, rhinos. Animals here are extremely peaceful and not shy, as there are no predators. On the Zimbabwean side, there is another natural park, “Victoria Falls”.
In the area of the waterfall, near the parking lot, where tourists and travelers are brought, there is a museum dedicated to the history of the waterfall.
Entertainment and excursions
During your stay at the waterfall you can also make other absolutely unforgettable excursions – for example, canoeing or rubber rafting, boat trip on the Zambezi River, jeep safari in the national park or horseback riding, and if in childhood you have always been interested in what it’s like to ride an elephant, here you will have a great opportunity to find out everything from your own experience.
For adrenalin therapy lovers, there is another great entertainment here – bungee jumping. Just imagine this breathtaking jump from the highest point of the waterfall on a rubber rope… Scary, but surely worth a try.