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Victoria Falls Safari Guide
Although the Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the smoke that thunders) is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is the largest based on a width of 1.7 km (1 mile) and height of 108 m (360 ft), forming the largest sheet of falling water in the world.
The Victoria Falls are one of Africa's major tourist attractions, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The falls and the Zambezi river form the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, with each country having a national park to protect it. The towns on each side serve as a tourism centre and offerentertainment and accommodation: Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and Livingstone Town in Zambia, and Victoria Falls National Park and the town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe also has the Zambezi National Park, extending 40 km west along the river and you can also reach Matetsi Safari Area, Kazuma Pan and Hwange National Park to the south. On the Zambian side, fences and the outskirts of Livingstone tend to confine most animals to the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.
Many of Southern Africa's animals and birds can be seen in the immediate vicinity of the Victoria Falls, and there is a huge range of river fish in the Zambezi, enabling game viewing, fishing and activities like white water rafting and bungee jumping to be combined with sightseeing.
The national parks contain abundant wildlife including sizable populations of most of the big 5 - elephant, buffalo, rhino, Lion and leopard. Giraffe, zebra, and many species of antelope including imlala, kudu, waterbuck klipspringer can also bee seen in the gorges. Vervet monkeys and baboons are very common, even in the towns. The Zambezi river above the falls contains large populations of hippopotamus and crocodile.
There is also a large variety of birds in the area, including the Fish Eagle, Black Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, herons, kingfishers,hornbills (Including the impressive trumpeter hornbill) and many other species of waterfowl.
The river is home to many species of fish and offer excellent angling opportunities. This includes fishing for the famous Tiger fish (Hydrocynus forskalii).
Flying in is a possibility, with The victoria falls airport far from the Victoria Falls town on the Zimbabwean side and with flights from Harare, Zimbabwe and Johannesburg South Africa
Victoria Falls Highlights
|Victoria Falls Hotel|
|The Victoria Falls Hotel is one of the grand hotels of Africa, full of old-fashioned colonial charm and commands an amaizing view of the falls. Established in 1904 with visiting members of Royal families, Heads of State, celebrities, authors, journalists and poets have preferred to stay at the Victoria Falls Hotel|
|Zambezi Whitewater Rafting|
|Most probably the wildest one-day whitewater run in the World, the Zambezi River is also recognized by rafting and kayaking enthusiasts as one of the top ten paddling rivers on the planet! A definite must for anyone seeking a little adrenaline rush!|
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