Flight tickets from Pietermaritzburg to Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a stunning natural phenomenon located between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Located on the Zambezi river, the falls consist of a sheer drop of 108 meters and a width of 1,708 meters, making it one of the biggest and most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Victoria Falls is also renowned for being the longest single sheet of falling water and as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or “The Smoke That Thunders”, this magnificent waterfall has captivated tourists for centuries, and continues to attract visitors from all over the world. In this text, we'll discuss the history, geography, and culture of Victoria Falls.

Getting to Know Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, often referred to as "the smoke that thunders", is a beautiful city located in Zimbabwe. As of the 2012 census, the population was estimated to be about 51,000 people. Victoria Falls is in the Central Africa Time, UTC +2. English is the official language of the city and is spoken widely throughout the area. The currency used in Victoria Falls is the South African Rand (ZAR).

Climate and Weather

Victoria Falls is located on the Zambia/Zimbabwe border and is one of the world's largest waterfalls. It's climate is characterised by humid and hot summers, and mild to cool winters, making the falls an ideal holiday destination. During the summer, temperatures average near 30°C (86°F), with occasional thunder and other heavy rain. These months also have a substantial amount of humidity and are more prone to dense fogs, though the mornings and evenings remain clear. Winter brings cooler temperatures and less humidity, with average temperatures between 15°C (59°F) and 20°C (68°F), making it more comfortable and enjoyable to explore the area. The rainy season, which starts in October, brings tropical rains. Rains generally last until early March and even April in some years. During this time the water level of the Victoria Falls is at its highest and the spectacular rainbows that appear are much more visible.

Touring Victoria Falls: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports serving Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe; Victoria Falls International Airport and Livingstone International Airport. To get from the main airport to downtown Victoria Falls, you can take a taxi, which will cost you around $20 USD. There are several currency exchange facilities available at Victoria Falls Airport where you can change money.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Victoria Falls

  1. Victoria Falls is located on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1989, and has attracted decades of tourists keen to admire its grand beauty
  2. The area of Victoria Falls is steeped in rich culture with a rich history of local African tribes and their rituals. Local art and crafts define the culture, and tourists can find a number of markets dedicated to traditional goods, souvenirs and curios
  3. Activities to do in Victoria Falls include white water rafting, bungee jumping and a visit to the Victoria Falls waterfalls themselves, providing a mix of both cultural and physical experiences of the region

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