Flight tickets from Skukuza to Victoria Falls

Welcome to a comprehensive guide to one of the world's most awe-inspiring natural wonders – the iconic Victoria Falls! This guide will outline the geography, history, and attractions of the Falls, plus provide practical information to help you get the most out of your visit. Get ready to explore the mesmerizing beauty of Victoria Falls – one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World – and its incredible array of flora and fauna that make it such a unique and incredible experience. So, let's jump right in!

Getting to Know Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is one of the most visited cities in Zimbabwe, located in the western province. Victoria Falls has a population of 5,000 people and is a popular tourist destination due to its magnificent waterfalls and vicinity to the safari areas. Victoria Falls is located in the Central European Time Zone (GMT+2). It is the same time zone as major cities such as Berlin, Moscow and Istanbul. The downside of this arrangement is that during the British Summer Time (BST), the time in Victoria Falls becomes one hour behind the UK. English is widely spoken in Victoria Falls, but the local languages of Ndebele, Shona and Nyanja are also spoken by the native population. The official currency in the area is the Zimbabwean Dollar, which can be exchanged with other major currencies. It is advised to change your currency to USD before entering Zimbabwe.

Climate and Weather

The climate of Victoria Falls is classified as humid subtropical, with a surprisingly low average rainfall of 452 mm annually. The city is located on the western edge of the eastern highlands, so the temperatures stay milder than the low-lying regions in the east. The wet season typically occurs between October and April, when the rains become more consistent and heavier. These months tend to be hot and humid, with temperatures reaching an average of 30°C. The dry season usually starts around May or June, at which point the rainfall significantly decreases and the temperatures drop to an average of 19°C. The driest months, with an average of just 60 mm of precipitation, are often July and August. Although temperatures are cooler during the dry season, the humidity can still be high.

Touring Victoria Falls: Airport and Transportation

There is only one airport in Victoria Falls. The official name of the airport is Victoria Falls International Airport (VFA). You can get from the airport to downtown in Victoria Falls by taxi, which typically costs around ¥100-250 depending on the time of day and areas to which you are travelling. You can also get from the airport to downtown by bus. The bus cost is around ¥5-10 depending on the area. Yes, you can change money at Victoria Falls airport. There are money exchange desks, ATMs and banking services available.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Victoria Falls

  1. Victoria Falls has a rich local culture, evident in its living museums, traditional villages, and beguiling dance and song
  2. Victoria Falls also holds a prominent place in Zimbabwean History, as it is linked to the ancient kingdom of the Great Zimbabwe and the ruins of their fortification
  3. Located close to the borders of Zimbabwe and Zambia, Victoria Falls is the most visited natural landmark in all of Africa and is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World

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