Victoria Falls is the tourist attraction no 1 in Southern Africa, hence it deserved its own post.
The UNESCO world heritage site and most expensive tourist attraction on the continent is shared between Zimbabwe and Zambia. The morning after the fabulous afternoon river cruise on the Chobe River, two South African couples offered me a cup of coffee and a lift to the border of Botswana (“we just want to make sure you get there alright, Zimbabwe is not safe”) where I asked myself the same question as every traveller: what´s the best way to enjoy the Victoria Falls?
Data bundles are overpriced in Zimbabwe for Southern African standard. Econet is more expensive but seems to offer the best service across Zimbabwe. Don´t bother getting a Simcard if you only stop at the falls, you can buy wifi at the hostels.
Make sure to get yourself a $50,- Kaza visa upon arrival that is valid for both Zimbabwe and Zambia for 30 days and enjoy the waterfalls from both countries.
I still had more than 10 months of traveling ahead of me so I also decided against the 15-minute microlight flight ($180,- incl. photos) which was recommended to me as an excellent way to see the 1.7km wide strip.
Cross the bungee bridge aka border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. If you failed to buy the Kaza visa, just get a free bridge pass when you arrive at the bungee bridge aka border crossing.
View from the bridgebetween Zimbabwe and Zambia
Don´t fall for the street vendors. No need to buy a stick to defend yourself from the baboons. I didn´t get to see any once I entered the park.
Enter Victoria Falls from the Zambian side – good fun & only $20,-
The GoPro view. Waterproof cameras only 😉
Hopefully, you brought a bottle of Zambezi. Perfect spot for a sundowner at the top of Victoria Falls