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 depends on what you are looking for. On the Zambian side, you can expect towering cliffs and cascading waters. This side enjoys a blissfully serene atmosphere, complete with natural beauty and stunning views. On the Zimbabwean side, you can experience equally majestic views, but the water flow is more concentrated. This creates the wonderful billowing sounds of the water cascading down to the river below, followed by the famous mist synonymous with the Victoria Falls. Those suffering from vertigo beware; the beauty of the falls is matched only by the epic height of this world class tourist attraction.

For the really brave, the Flight of Angles (pricey but worth it) offers a once in a lifetime bird’s eye view of the stunning falls. Experience the Victoria Falls from above and enjoy awe-inspiring postcard views to remember.  It is best for you to decide which side you prefer. Your best option would be to visit both sides and make your own judgement. Either way, you won’t be disappointed.

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