The Victoria Falls

Did you know the famous Victoria Falls are locally known as 'the Smoke that Thunders'?

Recognised as a World Heritage site with a width of 1,708 metres (5,604ft) and a height of 108 metres (354ft) the spectacular cascade is considered the largest body of falling water on earth and is among the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

David Livingstone, the Scottish missionary and explorer, is believed to have been the first European to discover the falls. He named them Victoria Falls in honour of his Queen. In turn Queen Victoria named the island from where Livingstone first viewed the falls Livingstone Island. It is the only accessible land in the middle of the falls.

Discover Livingstone Island

Visit the Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls

See one of the Seven Wonders of the World from the Zambian side

Microlight flights

Enjoy a thrilling microlight flight over Victoria Falls.

Livingstone Island

Follow David Livingstone’s footsteps with a tour of Livingstone Island, set on the edge of the Victoria Falls

Helicopter Flights

A bird's eye view offers the best perspective of Victoria Falls and the gorges

Lunar Rainbow

The Lunar rainbow can be experienced for 3 days during full moon during high water levels at the Victoria Falls. What is a Lunar Rainbow? A full moon is bright enough to have its light reflected by raindrops just as is the case for the sun. Moonlight is much fainter of course, so the lunar rainbow is not nearly as bright as one produced by sunlight but it is an ethereal sight worth seeing. They are also known as moonbows.

Lunar rainbows have been observed since at least the time of Aristotle. Months that are famous for the best moonbows are April, May, June, July and August.

2017 Full Moon Dates:

thu
12
jan
sat
11
feb
sun
12
mar
tue
11
apr
wed
10
may
fri
09
jun
sun
09
jul
mon
07
aug
wed
06
sep
thu
05
oct
sat
04
nov
sun
03
dec