One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls is the world’s largest curtain of falling water and is ripe for discovery in a motorhome rental. A 100m-drop for the full kilometre-and-a-half of the water which spans the Zambezi River, creates these truly spectacular falls, known in the local language as, ‘the smoke that thunders’.There are so many opportunities for adventure in Zimbabwe.
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Where to from Victoria Falls?
Tourists have easy access to Victoria Falls as it has its own airport, just 18km out of town. An epic African road trip is to head from Victoria Falls to Cape Town, traversing Namibia and Botswana to get there. This is a comfortable journey if taken over a couple of weeks, with a one-way camper hire.
Where to stay in Victoria Falls – motorhome accommodation
The Victoria Falls Rest Camp and Lodges offers a range of accommodation, including camping. Security is a concern in Zimbabwe, and here the camp is surrounded by high stainless steel and electric fences. It is popular with families.
Eating and drinking in Victoria Falls
You don’t have to cook up all your food on the campervan stove! For snacks and light meals through the day, Africa Café is a hangout popular with both tourists and locals. It is set in tropical gardens at Elephant’s Walk Shopping and Artist’s Village. Mama Africa Eating House serves traditional African hot-pots and stews, as well as grills. Their Mama Africa band provides live music most nights. Another option is a bush dinner with Shearwater Adventures for a three-course meal under the stars.
What to see and do in Victoria Falls
Nervous Nellies need not apply! Victoria Falls rates itself as the adrenaline activity capital of the world. It has become famous for its wild, one-day white-water rafting trip. The water levels are dictated by rainfall, so as a general rule the peak time to be there is the low-water season, between August and late December. That may sound a bit backward, but when the water levels are lower, the rocks are closer to the surface, making the white-water boil and crash. Rafting does run all year round, but in the high water season, the first 10 rapids are left out, as they are not safe. Low water season means rafting all 19 sets, with names like Stairway to Heaven, The Terminator and Oblivion.
If that’s not enough craziness for you, try a bungee jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge, or high-wire activities such as abseiling above, or riding a flying fox over the falls.
The good news is it doesn’t all have to be white-knuckle rides. A more sedate option is to an inflatable canoe safari on the upper Zambezi for great views of scenery, birds and wildlife. Book an Elephant Back Safari through Shearwater Adventures, over their private game reserve. The reserve is 4000 hectares, surrounded by the enormous 56, 000 hectare Zambezi National Park. They also offer rhino tracking, big 5 interactive safaris, night drives and bush dinners.
Safe driving in Zimbabwe
Be aware that night time car-jackings do occur, albeit rarely. So if driving late at night and approaching traffic lights, if the junction looks all clear, proceed carefully across even if the light is red.
Do not stop at a police road-block unless it is manned by at least three policemen. Less than three is illegal, and could be a dummy block, where locals dressed as law enforcement could give you a fine.