Victoria Falls © Timo Newton-Syms
The majestic Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders), are located on the Zambezi River, between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Explorer David Livingstone named the falls for Queen Victoria when he first saw them in 1855. One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the falls have been attracting travellers and adventure-seekers for decades, its pounding waters creating a mist that can be seen for miles and the sound of the falls, especially in the rainy season (November to April) making it difficult to hear anything else. There is a trail that runs along the cliff adjacent to the waterfall which visitors can use to reach the scenic viewpoints, and the Flight of Angels helicopter tour is a phenomenal way to see the falls from above. Guided tours are also available, which include collection and drop off from your hotel. It is impossible to visit the falls without being blown away by the beauty and power of this natural feature, and both Zimbabwe and Zambia are justifiably proud of this great wonder.