The falls are 1.7 km wide and nearly 550 million litres of water cascade into the chasm below every minute during the Zambezi River’s peak high-water flow. With a drop of 100 m, Victoria Falls is roughly three times the height of America’s Niagara Falls and well over twice the width of the Horseshoe Falls. The only rival in height and width are South America’s Iguazú Falls.
It is just as enticing above the falls on the Upper Zambezi, with its palm-dotted islands and array of game. Sunset cruises and canoeing on the Upper Zambezi take you among hippos and crocodiles, or you can take an elephant ride, walking safari or hose trail in the surrounding national parks and wilderness.