The Astonishing Victoria Falls
The Victoria Falls are referred to as the “Smoke That Thunders”, and is the largest waterfall in the world. The pure majesty of the waterfall — from its mile-long width to its 360-foot height — will leave you staring in awe at the natural beauty of the planet and inspire you to explore every inch of this incredible wonder as the water crashes far below, creating a majestic roar. But, the waterfall alone isn’t the only sight that will leave you breathless — it’s sometimes paired with rainbows as the backdrop, a truly heavenly sight. Located on the Zambezi River in Africa, it hosts a natural pool, the “Devil’s Pool” where visitors can also swim during the dry season — right on the edge by where the waterfalls. This exhilarating experience is one of the many ways to experience one of the most incredible waterfalls in the world.
You’ll need to get to Zimbabwe, where the Victoria Falls are located, which is accessible by first flying into O. R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg’s major international airport. There are direct flights from Los Angeles, Honolulu, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Miami. From there, you can fly into Harry Mwanga Nkumbula Airport in Livingstone, Zimbabwe, and take private or public ground transportation to the falls. There are also convenient flights from conventional European hubs such as Amsterdam, London and Paris, with American Airlines, Emirates and Air Canada.