Victoria Falls is the largest curtain waterfall in the world – about a mile long and over 100m high. The Zambezi river plummets down into a deep, narrow ravine known as the Batoka gorge, which continues to zigzag downstream from the waterfall and provides some of the best white water rafting in the world. About two thirds of the waterfall, including the main falls, can be seen from the Zimbabwe side.
The Zimbabwe side is considered by many to offer the best vantage point for viewing the falls. Access to the falls is via the entrance to the rainforest, where visitors first have to pay their park fees. At the entrance, there is a curio shop, information center and restaurant. A network of paved footpaths takes you to the various view points at the edge of the gorge. These paths are wheelchair friendly, while the Zambia side has a lot of steps.
There are many different view points, and a tour of the falls will typically take about 1-2 hours. At some points, especially during the high water season between February and July, you can expect to get wet from the spray. At the peak of the high water season (March to June) the falls are a mighty and thunderous spectacle, but the spray is often so much that you can hardly see the falls themselves from most of the view points. Also be aware of slippery pathways and rocks.
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