Victoria Falls Holidays and Kafue Safaris: an Overview

The spray rising from the Victoria Falls can be seen from miles away, and at more than a mile wide, this is the largest curtain of water on the planet. Kafue National Park, Zambia's largest protected area, is easily accessible from Livingstone (the town by Victoria Falls) or Lusaka.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • Because the local name for the falls - 'Mosi oa Tunya' (the smoke that thunders) is far more poetic
  • Kafue National Park is an 8,500 square mile wilderness, home to all the big cats, elephant, buffalo and hippo and more unusual species such as sable, roan, puku, oribi and lechwe.

Luxury Tours of Victoria Falls: the Detail

The activities that Original Travel offer around Victoria Falls are hugely diverse, and should keep even the most addicted adrenaline junkie happy.

Try bungee jumping from the Victoria Falls bridge, or a gorge swing, white-water rafting, boogie-boarding in the rapids, microlight flights over the Falls and even abseiling the gorge. We particularly recommend a visit to Livingstone Island in the middle of the river, and swimming in the natural pool just feet from the edge of the Falls. It is a hair-raising but thoroughly memorable experience.

More sedate pastimes include canoeing trips, exceptional bird and game viewing. And golf.


Top picks for Victoria Falls & Kafue

Zambezi Queen

Zambezi Queen

Victoria Falls & Kafue

The two and three day river cruises on the Zambezi Queen offer a unique and wonderful way of viewing all the wonders the Chobe River has to offer.

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Tangala

Tangala

Victoria Falls & Kafue

A stylish private house that is ideal for families or a group of friends looking for complete privacy while visiting the Victoria Falls.

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Activities at Victoria Falls

Activities at Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls & Kafue

The Victoria Falls has long had a reputation for being the adventure capital of Africa and for the more adventurous visitor there are plenty of adrenaline-fuelled activities for you to try your hand at between touring the Victoria Falls and taking a gentle sunset cruise along the Zambezi River from your luxury lodge.

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Tongabezi

Tongabezi

Victoria Falls & Kafue

Tongabezi Lodge is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, 12 miles upstream and a world away from the Victoria Falls.

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Thorntree River Lodge

Victoria Falls & Kafue

Thorntree River Lodge is situated inside Mosi Oa Tunya National Park, on the banks of the river where elephant and other game wander freely.

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River Club

River Club

Victoria Falls & Kafue

The River Club is situated on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River, eleven miles upstream from Victoria Falls. The lodge has a tranquil setting and is based around an Edwardian-style house, with a wide veranda and manicured lawns.

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