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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

At a Glance:

Where: The majestic Victoria Falls are on the Zambezi River between the countries of Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Why: Victoria Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world’s largest sheet of falling water.

When: The river levels are at their maximum in April or May, when the entire length of Victoria Falls is a surging torrent of water.

The spectacular Victoria Falls, located on the Zambezi River between the countries of Zimbabwe and Zambia, is one of Africa’s most famous natural wonders.

The seasonal rains come to an end in April and the river levels have risen due to months of rain upstream, making Victoria Falls swell to its most powerful and majestic state. During this high-water season, the falls are stunning from both the Zambian and Zimbabwean sides. The masses of water thundering down into the ravine create a high volume of spray – be prepared to get misted on the viewing platforms!

This is an excellent time to take to the sky. Get a different perspective of the fall’s grandeur on a scenic helicopter flight, offering breathtaking panoramas, and possibly rainbows coloring the rising mist.


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