“Mosi-oa-Tunya,” the smoke that thunders, is more commonly known as Victoria Falls. Located almost exactly halfway along the Zambezi River’s 2 700 km journey to the Indian Ocean, it is a World Heritage Site and one of the seven natural Wonders of the World.


The Falls of the Zambezi River are among the worlds largest, spanning more than a mile (nearly 2 km) and dropping 355 feet (108 metres) – twice as wide and twice as deep as Niagara Falls. The constant pounding by the currents of the Zambezi has over millennia, cut through the rock faults and fissures of its ancient bed, and carved eight successive precipices, to form one of the greatest spectacles on earth.


The Zambezi is Africa’s fourth-largest river, winding from Angola through Zambia to Victoria Falls, from where it travels east forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, filling Lake Kariba, before crossing over Mozambique and finally emptying into the Indian Ocean.


The bustling town of Victoria Falls is a mere 30-minute drive away from Gorges Lodge and 45 minutes from Zambezi Sands. It is a springboard to all of the activities the area has to offer. For the adrenaline junkies there’s white water rafting, bungee jumping and croc cage diving. Or you can soak up the serenity of the Zambezi on a canoeing trip, or sunset cruise.


For centuries the river has attracted explorers and today is no different. Modern day adventurers include game-viewers, bird-watchers, thrill-seekers and fishermen, who come to explore the Zambezi by vehicle, on foot, or even by canoe – with significantly more comfort than that experienced by Dr David Livingstone all those years ago. Above the Falls, the south bank is a pristine wilderness protected by the Zambezi National Park – forested sandveld combines with the floodplain near the river to provide a special variety of habitat, scenery and wildlife for the modern explorer.




Gorges and Little Gorges Lodge

Zambezi Sands

Birding at Gorges and Little Gorges Lodge

Weather in Zimbabwe

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