The Victoria Falls or the ‘Smoke That Thunders’, as it is affectionately called by the locals, is a 108-metre tall waterfall on the Zambezi River, situated on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
It has been lauded as one of the most magnificent natural landmarks of southern Africa, and travellers from all over the globe travel thousands of kilometres to see the Falls with their own eyes every year. It’s no wonder the waterfall is a travel bucket list favourite worldwide – it is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, among some of the world’s most remarkable landmarks, including the Grand Canyon and Mount Everest.
Both Zambia and Zimbabwe hold the keys to this spectacular natural wonder. Both sides are known for their picturesque views, and both sides offer a host of adrenaline-inducing activities on the waters of the Zambezi River near the Victoria Falls. World-class safari lodges and a plethora of safari activities can also be found in both Zambia and Zimbabwe. However, there have been numerous debates over which side offers the best experience of this southern-African gem.
In this blog, we’ll explore the Victoria Falls from both Zambia and Zimbabwe, delving into the pros and cons, the highlights that await you on both sides, and the best time to view the Falls on either a Zambia sojourn or a Zimbabwe getaway.