Boasting lush wilderness, access to the almighty Zambezi River, unbeatable wildlife, and the continent’s greatest waterfall, Victoria Falls features a multitude of picture-perfect locations not to be missed. So, if you’re looking for the perfect backdrop for a sneaky selfie, the ideal setting for that classic family holiday portrait, or a brag-worthy profile picture, then you’ve come to the right place.
Here, we outline our picks for the most snap-worthy spots in Victoria Falls.
Few things are more exhilarating than swimming on the edge of the World’s largest waterfall, and few things are more impressive than a picture of you doing so. The naturally formed Devil’s Pools is located on the Zambia side of Victoria Falls, and is accessible from Livingstone Island. Under the instruction and care of local guides, plunge into the nippy waters of the rocky pool and slowly make your way to the very precipice of the Falls and admire the 108m drop below.
One of the most well-known trees in Zimbabwe and one of the best spots for a wonderfully-cliche holiday photo is The Big Tree – a massive baobab on Zambezi Drive, near the Victoria Falls. Measuring 22m in girth and 24m in height, it is estimated to be over 2000 years old. Once a meeting places of early British explorers, it is now an international landmark. Lucky for us, the Big Tree is well sign posted, and is marked on Google Maps, so finding it is no problem at all.
Three Monkeys, a restaurant and cocktail bar in the heart of Victoria Falls, opened it’s doors in late 2016. Situated within a lovingly-restored 1935 Rhodesian railway carriage, it is open for lunch, dinner, drinks and snacks 7 days a week. The most striking feature of this new eatery is a large I <3 Victoria Falls neon sign. Not only does the sign attract hungry travellers passing by, but it is also provides the perfect backdrop for a fun night-time snap.
Moving onto the main attraction – Victoria Falls itself. Mosi-oa-Tunya or The Smoke That Thunders; one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the the World. Both a guided and self-guided tour of Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side will reveal various stunning lookout points from which to gaze upon one of Africa’s most famous landmarks. However, if you’re looking for just one spot to capture that perfect moment, then Viewpoint 7 is it! It’s central location allows for spectacular views of the Main Falls, as well as views over Devil’s Cataract and the mighty gorge below.
Perched 120m above the mighty Zambezi River, the Lookout Cafe boasts some of the most spectacular views in Victoria Falls. After enjoying a light meal or mouth-watering cocktail from their seasonal menu, get your camera ready to capture a breath-taking view of the Victoria Falls Bridge stretching across the rugged Batoka Gorge.
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