Along the northern boundary with Zambia, the mighty Zambezi River plunges 108 metres into the narrow Zambezi gorge, providing Zimbabwe with its most breathtaking and compelling attraction. Victoria Falls is Africa’s greatest adventure destination, with adrenalin-pumping activities to suit every desire. You can microlight or bungi-jump, go for helicopter flips or tackle the giant white-water rapids of the seething Zambezi by raft. Walking with lions, elephant back safaris and horse-riding are other exhilarating options. Not far awaythere is great wildlife viewing in huge wilderness areas stretching into Botswana, Zambia and Namibia’s Caprivi Strip.

recommended establishments
Victoria Falls Hotel, the Grande Dame of Victoria Falls, is gracious and colonial, while the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is set outside the hustle and bustle of town overlooking game-rich bushveld. The Ilala Lodge is tranquil and conveniently central. For a pristine African wilderness experience, Matetsi Lodge is a superb all-inclusive game lodge in a private game area 40 km from Victoria Falls with 9 miles of Zambezi River frontage.