The smoke that thunders

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The greatest curtain of falling water in the world.

The awe-inspiring Victoria Falls is considered to be one of the greatest wonders of the world. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mose-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. Columns of spray can be seen from miles away as, at the height of the rainy season, more that five hundred million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge, over a width of nearly two kilometers, into a gorge over one hundred meters below.

For the duration of 2016 we are running trips to the falls at $1100 per person. For full tour details visit our last minute deals page.

Recommended Accommodation

JOLLYBOYS

Zambia’s original backpacker! Jollyboys is the quintessential backpackers lodge and has been catering to budgets travellers since 1995. Joyllyboys is run by backpackers, for backpackers.

A shuttle bus to the falls runs once a day, otherwise taxis and public buses are readily available.

VICTORIA FALLS WATERFRONT

Fun and lively, The Victoria Falls Waterfront (formerly Zambezi Waterfront) is the perfect place to stay when you are looking for centrally located, yet affordable Livingstone accommodation.

AVANI VICTORIA FALLS RESORT (FORMERLY KNOWN AS ZAMBEZI SUN)

Zambia’s warmth and hospitality shines through in this family-orientated 3-star hotel, just a 5 minute walk from Victoria Falls. From its colorful decor to its unpretentious and welcoming style, the AVANI Victoria Falls is as vibrant as the people themselves. Opened in 2001, the hotel has established itself as a high value getaway for families.

Rates

High Season

Avani Room (Double)

$320

Avani Room (Single)

$285

Avani Family Room (Double)

$365

Avani Family Room (Single)

$330

Low Season

Avani Room (Double)

$300

Avani Room (Single)

$265

Avani Family Room (Double)

$330

Avani Family Room (Single)

$295

DAVID LIVINGSTONE

On the banks of the Zambezi River, this Safari Lodge and Spa offers luxurious rooms only 10 minutes drive from Victoria Falls. It has a spa and health club and a private river-cruise boat. Each of the rooms is luxuriously decorated with four-poster beds draped in mosquito nets. All rooms have a private bathroom and the suites contain a hot tub and lounge area. Guests can enjoy sunset on their private balcony.

The expansive gardens contain an outdoor pool surrounded by the Gwembe Terrace serving fine cuisine in a relaxed setting. There is also buffet dining available at Kalai Restaurant and a cocktail bar.

WATERBERRY

Just 30 minutes from Livingstone but in the heart of the wild. The comfortable bedrooms are in thatched cottages set around sweeping lawns – some on the riverbank, some overlooking our own secluded private dam with its beautiful birdlife. Every room has its own deck or terrace for sunbathing, birdwatching, private dinners or just relaxing……ideal for recovering from a long flight to reach us, or relaxing after the rigours of early morning and late night safari drives.

An informal style with friendly, welcoming staff who do all they can to make your stay a really memorable Zambezi experience.

TONGABEZI

A romantic hideaway on the banks of the Zambezi River just upstream of Victoria Falls. The friendly team welcomes guests to a selection of houses and cottages, each beautifully styled with furniture and embellishments from all over Africa. Guests can dine beside the river or on their private terrace. Privately owned and run, Tongabezi combines an exclusive ambience with the legendary warmth and hospitality of the people of Zambia.

Rates

Cottage

$775pp

Dog/ Nut House

$995pp

ROYAL CHUNDU ISLAND LODGE

Royal Chundu is a sanctum of quiet solitude and untouched beauty and the first Relais & Châteaux property in Zambia. The luxurious lodge is situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, just upstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls on a 15km stretch of private waterway which is protected by two sets of rapids.

Royal Chundu was created in complete harmony with its natural surroundings and embraces the tradition and geography of the area while incorporating stylish and sophisticated accommodation, world class service and sumptuous pan-African cuisine.

Rates

Royal Chundu River Lodge

$868pp

Royal Chundu Katombora

$1073pp

ROYAL LIVINGSTONE

The Royal Livingstone Hotel is a luxurious 5*plus hotel situated on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls. The hotel stretches along the banks of the Zambezi River, just a short walk to the entrance of The Victoria Falls.

It’s named in honor of the explorer Dr. David Livingstone, and it’s interior design reflects the elegance of days gone by, using an African architectural style. Royal Livingstone consist of 17 colonial-style buildings, with large verandas. The main hotel building incorporates the lounge, restaurant and bar.

Would you like to incorporate one of these lodges into you trip? CONTACT US.

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