Where to Stay in Zambia – Victoria Falls or Livingstone?

Posted by admin on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

The Victoria Falls are one of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural attractions, drawing thousands of tourists each year to witness the wonder of this incredible natural phenomenon. Situated on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, the Victoria Falls have created a dynamic tourism industry on the Zambian side of the border, with Livingstone being the nearest town to the falls with tourist facilities. If you are wondering where to stay on your visit to this area, here are some tourism facts about Victoria Falls vs Livingstone:
Is Livingstone far from Victoria Falls?
First-time visitors to Zambia may be wondering how far the town of Livingstone is from the Victoria Falls – the town is situated 10km north of the Zambezi river, with the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park which contains the falls just a short drive from the southernmost part of town. With a variety of affordable tourism options, Livingstone is an extremely convenient …

Victoria Falls Highlights

Posted by admin on Friday, January 13th, 2012

If you’re planning a trip to the magnificent Victoria Falls, you’re in for an amazing experience. As one of the most impressive natural splendours known to man, the falls have captivated people for millennia, becoming famous in the 1800’s after their discovery by David Livingstone. To make your trip extra special, you’ll find some useful information about the many Victoria Falls highlights below.
The Falls Themselves
No photo or description can truly capture the splendour of the Victoria Falls, with their walls of water which stream down hundreds of litres of water a minute. The size of the falls, along with their beautiful setting surrounded by a rainforest, makes this natural landmark a must-see attraction. Among many Victoria Falls highlights to be found in the area surrounding the falls are the seventeen viewing points, each one giving visitors a different perspective of this magnificent wonder.

Facts About Victoria Falls

Posted by admin on Monday, January 9th, 2012

The Victoria Falls are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Africa. Located on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, the falls are a must-see piece of natural splendour. If you’re planning a visit to this amazing natural landmark, here are some Victoria Falls facts that are sure to interest you!
The Falls were named after Britain’s Queen Victoria who ruled England between 1837 and 1876, and played a part in Zimbabwe’s colonial history. Though Zimbabwe and Zambia have enjoyed independence for decades, the landmark has become a household name and so it was decided not to rename it. Other interesting Victoria Falls facts include:

The Victoria Falls are the most popular tourist attraction in Zimbabwe, attracting thousands of visitors each year.

The Victoria Falls Bridge, which offers magnificent views of the falls, is 111 metres high.

During the rainy season (November …

Flights to Victoria Falls and Livingstone

Posted by linda on Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Driving to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe or Livingstone in Zambia from South Africa is a long trip.  With the cost of fuel and the head-aches involved with organizing a carnet de passage, along with all the documentation needed for travelling through border posts, it is definitely worthwhile looking at flights!
Major airlines like British Airways and SAA have flights to Livingstone and Victoria Falls. To find reasonable rates for flights, it is a good idea to compare prices online for your required dates. A helpful tip is that flights during the week are normally less expensive than flights on Fridays, as this is when the demand goes up. You can choose between economy, first class and business class options which will of course affect the ticket prices.
Prices from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls vary for BA and SAA from R2600 – …

Transfers to Victoria Falls

Posted by linda on Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Travelling to Victoria Falls is an exciting adventure, but it is best to plan ahead. If you choose to fly to Livingstone, or even to Victoria Falls itself, it is important to arrange for transport. Transfers from Livingstone to Victoria Falls or from Victoria Falls Airport to the town itself can be arranged ahead of time or once you have arrived. Once you are in the town of Victoria Falls, it is easy to get around as most amenities are within walking distance of each other.

There are a couple of options to choose from when you consider getting around once you arrive. Your first option would be to rent a car. This is for the more independent traveller but can be quite costly and nerve-racking if you are not confidant driving in a different country. Another option is …

Victoria Falls Helicopter Flights

Posted by linda on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Victoria Falls is fast becoming one of the leading tourist destinations in Africa, whether on the Zimbabwean or Zambian side. Millions of visitors flock to see the spectacular falls every year and to indulge in its beauty and majesty. However, the days of simply visiting the falls and basking in its beauty are over, with many more activities available for guests to participate in – the most popular of these activities has got to be helicopter flights over the falls. When it comes to viewing the Victoria Falls, there is no doubt that the best vantage point would be from the sky.

Dubbed the ‘The Flight of Angels’, one can only imagine how breathtaking a helicopter ride over the Victoria Falls can be.  This once-in-a-lifetime experience affords dare-devil visitors a birds-eye view to one of the most visited and …

Victoria Falls Restaurants

Posted by linda on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Victoria Falls is known for inspiring the senses – the beauty, majesty and adrenaline-fuelled activities of the Falls are indeed an awesome experience – what many people will be surprised to discover is that Victoria Falls offers a gastronomical treat as well. Tucked away in little nooks and crannies of the area, guests will be pleased to find really exquisite restaurants, where traditional and internationally acclaimed dishes tempt even the most discerning palate.
The Victoria Falls restaurants offer it all, from local dishes to more internationally recognised cuisine, everybody is catered for. The food and cuisine in Victoria Falls is influenced by both local and international dishes and flavours. The staple food of Zimbabwe is called ‘sadza’, and is a cornmeal based dish eaten with different relishes.

Many of the surrounding hotels offer in-house restaurants well suited to its international guests. …

Growing Tourist Destination, Victoria Falls

Posted by linda on Monday, April 18th, 2011

Victoria Falls, nestled between Zimbabwe and Zambia, is one of the most spectacular tourist destinations in the world. The Falls has been named one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and one can definitely see why. Known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders), the Victoria Falls is one of the most beautiful sights in the world.

Over the years the Victoria Falls has been gaining popularity, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa. Any well-travelled tourist or travel agent will be able to tell you that a trip to the Victoria Falls is a not-to-be-missed experience.
The Victoria Falls is one of the greatest waterfalls in the world, and is twice as tall as the Niagara Falls in Canada. The Vic Falls, as it is commonly known, is 1 708 …

Zim vs Zam

Posted by admin on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

With all the flack that Zimbabwe has been getting of late, it’s no wonder more people are opting to visit the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls. Although both sides are equally rewarding, and you should not let any misconceptions of Zimbabwe deter you from visiting this natural wonder of the world.
The Victoria Falls is one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, and no trip to either Zimbabwe or Zambia is complete without visiting this glorious Waterfall. The Falls has something for everybody, from the adrenaline junkie (try river rafting the Zambezi River or exciting helicopter flips), honeymooning couples (sunset cruises on the Zambezi and world class luxury lodges), to families looking for a unique and memorable experience.
So, when asked the question, ‘which side is better?’ what exactly is the answer? Well, the answer is quite subjective. It really …