The Victoria Falls site in Zimbabwe is quite different from the falls on the Zambian side, where you have several trails to choose from. In Zim there is one long stretch only, starting on the Zambezi river bank going all the way down to Victoria Falls Bridge. Once again a second entrance to the site, at the bridge, would have been nice. At this part of the falls, it is all about getting up close and personal. The falls are in your face, literally. You feel the mist created by the waterfall covering everything you own. Since this is the dry season, you don’t get far from as soaked as in the rainy season, and you dry up very quickly. And here is the conundrum you’re facing when timing your visit to Victoria Falls. If you’re to visit in the rainy season when the waterfall is at its full throttle, the mist will make sure you’ll be soaking wet, and that the views are far from good, maybe even non-existent, unless you do a helicopter ride. Or do you visit in the dry season, where you get great views, can walk into the middle of the river, but don’t get to experience the unbroken 1,7 km waterfall, at its fullest. At one point I was considering if I needed to go back to enjoy it how it is suppose to be enjoyed, but now I am reconsidering… As the falls are going down into a canyon you’ll never get to take the whole fall in in one go, in a Niagara Falls way, because there is no room for that to happen. For that you will have to do the heli ride. One of the local guides said this was the best time to visit. Who knows… In the end me and the super nice American lady I met and hung out with for the rest of the Zimbabwe visit, were happy with what we got.
For the ones coming in from Zambia for the day, the Victoria Falls site is conveniently located right next to the Zimbabwean border post.