That smoke roars, or Moshi-o-Tunia. The name was given by the indigenous people to the wonderful waterfalls of the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is better known as Victoria Falls, when one experiences a waterfall, the smoke that erupts immediately becomes more apropos. These waterfalls, which explorer David Livingston said “must have been seen by the angels in their plane”, will be the main theme of any trip to South Africa.
Visitors can see from Moshi-o-Tunya National Park in Zambia and Victoria Falls National Park in Zimbabwe. In fact, visitors can get a glimpse of the waterfall from about thirty miles away. In the wet season, 19 million cubic feet of water splashes from the fountain and the spray spreads in the air a few thousand feet above and can be seen miles away. Unlike other world-famous waterfalls like Niagara, you will be seen as the front view of Victoria Falls. Here, your sensations will be treated for sprays, loud noises and the cool fog of the eternal rainbow. Incredible it doesn’t start to describe.
Victoria Falls wants to see and hear the most impressive, should you plan to travel to Zimbabwe or Zambia during the rainy season from March to May as the water level rises. Today’s visitors often go to see this waterfall from the Zambian side, and the decision comes largely as a result of Zimbabwe’s political tensions. Many see it as safe to go to Zambia and even tour groups will ask you not to make unregistered trips to Zimbabwe. It is said that it is generally considered safe to visit the waterfall from the Zimbabwean side and to get a day pass. You do not need a one-day visa and hotels in the region often include a pass with your accommodation. Check current advice and rules regarding border crossings before you leave and make sure you return normally before the border closes (usually around 6pm).
A beautiful day can be spent at Victoria Falls taking in the sights and sounds. More perfect bungee jumping, whitewater rafting and kayaking can be enjoyed among us. While there, take the opportunity to see the local wildlife. Mosi-o-Tunia National Park is home to baboons, warthogs, giraffes, white rhinos, elephants and buffaloes. The natural beauty of Victoria Falls is immense.