The Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls is one of the world’s most spectacular plunges. The 2 kilometre wide Zambezi River drops more than 100m into a steeply-walled gorge. The Zambian side of The Victoria Falls has long played second fiddle to its better-known Zimbabwean counterpart, but trouble next door from Zimbabwe’s noisy neighbours has resulted in Livingstone reversing psychology regarding the ultimate Victoria Falls experience.

For close-up views of the Eastern Cataract, nothing beats the hair-raising (and hair-wetting) walk across the footbridge, through swirling clouds of mist, to a sheer buttress called the Knife Edge. If the water is low and the wind favourable, you’ll be treated to a magnificent view of the falls and the yawning abyss below the Zambezi Bridge – only accessible in Livingstone.

Adrenaline junkies can indulge in white-water rafting, abseiling, river-boating, jet-boating, gorge swinging, bungee jumping and a host of other airborne activities, all of which New Fairmount Hotel & Casino has exclusive access and can book upon check-in. During the dryer season (July-November) Livingstone hosts swarms of travellers that que up to visit Livingstone Island and swim at the very edge of the Victoria Falls – one of the globe’s most exhilarating and daunting of activities – again, only accessible in Livingstone. We advise that you don’t get so caught up with these activities that you disregard the most spectacular natural waterfall on earth.