Victoria Falls is an awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell; the humbling feeling that here indeed is Nature’s Supreme Masterpiece. No photograph can begin to depict the reality ... and nothing prepares you for your first sight.
Best viewing is usually between the months of February through July, but be prepared to get wet! the spray from the Falls spirals high into the air "rains" up and down on you. However, viewing the Falls at any time of the year is always spectacular, even just to witness the amazing topography of the Batoka Gorge. The Main Falls are an impressive sight and can be viewed 365 days of the year
Depart Johannesburg International Airport at 10h30. Arrive at Livingston Airport at 12h45. You will be met by our representative and transferred to the Hotel of your choice, a 15 minute drive. After a welcome drink and check in you will have time to relax and visit the Victoria Falls. At 16h00 depart from the reception area for the sun set cruise. This is a short road transfer to the jetty, board the African Queen and set sail up the Zambezi River while enjoying a drink and the stunning scenery. Keep an eye open for elephant and other animals. On your return to the jetty you will be taken back to the hotel.
End the day off with a dinner at one of the restaurants.
After breakfast go to the Falls Center to depart on one of the many activities available from the hotel. These include river rafting, bungi jumping, helicopter flights, micro-light flights, river cruises, canoe safaris, elephant and horseback safaris, jet boat river safaris and fishing. Daily tours to the Chobe National Park in Botswana. After a busy day for the adrenaline junkies or a relaxing day for the not so adventurous enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants.
You can lengthen your stay and spend more time enjoying these many activities.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast. Transfer to Livingstone Airport in time for the 13h45 flight. Arriving in Johannesburg at 15h15.
There is large variety of accommodation on the Zambian side of the Falls to suite any budget, some hotels are quite far upstream. GO SAfari has selected the Avani Victoria Falls Resort and the Royal Livingstone Hotel as they are situated at the Falls.
The Zambezi basin above the falls experiences a rainy season from late November to early April, and a dry season the rest of the year. During the flood season, however, it is impossible to see the foot of the falls and most of its face, and the walks along the cliff opposite it are in a constant shower and shrouded in mist. Close to the edge of the cliff, spray shoots upward like inverted rain, especially at Zambia's Knife-Edge Bridge.
As the dry season takes effect, the islets on the crest become wider and more numerous, and in September to January up to half of the rocky face of the falls may become dry and the bottom of the First Gorge can be seen along most of its length. At this time it becomes possible (though not necessarily safe) to walk across some stretches of the river at the crest. It is also possible to walk to the bottom of the First Gorge at the Zimbabwean side. The minimum flow, which occurs in November, is around a tenth of the April figure; this variation in flow is greater than that of other major falls, and causes Victoria Falls' annual average flow rate to be lower than might be expected based on the maximum flow.
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