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Victoria Falls travel guide

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You're Going to Love Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a small town on the southern bank of the Zambezi River. The town is located west of the infamous Victoria Falls, one of the most popular attractions in all of Africa.

The falls were originally called Mosikalamosikala, which means 'The Smoke That Thunders'. Seeing the Victoria Falls for yourself is an unforgettable experience and staying in the nearby city is also a great way to discover Zimbabwe and its culture.

Victoria Falls has been developing at a fast pace to accommodate the many tourists who travel to the area. Beyond the falls, there are many activities, including sightseeing and exploring the wilderness in the nearby national parks.

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When to Visit Victoria Falls

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The falls look more impressive between the rainy season, which lasts from December to March. The downside of seeing the Falls during the rainy season is that you won't be able to get too close because of the spray. The dry season lasts from April to October, which means the water volume will be a lot lower. Seeing the falls in November is ideal if you want to see water volume and still be able to see the rocky ledge of the falls.

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How to Get to Victoria Falls

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Where to Stay in Victoria Falls

There are many hotels, B&Bs and safari lodges in Victoria Falls. The Rainbow Hotel and the Kingdom Hotel are ideal choices if you want comfortable accommodation not far from the falls. If you are more interested in a B&B experience, consider staying at Lorries Bed and Breakfast or the Bayete Guest Lodge. You can also stay a little further away from the falls and choose a place with a safari package, such as the Elephant Camp or the Gorges Lodge.

Popular Neighborhoods in Victoria Falls

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How to Get Around Victoria Falls

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Shopping Streets

Some of the hotels have small stores that sell souvenirs and luxury goods. Elephant's Walk is the best place to shop for souvenirs, where you will find a music store, several souvenir and art stores, and a taxidermy shop. The Curio Market is right next to Elephant's Walk and is definitely a fun experience, with lot of artists selling wood carvings. If you want to shop for clothes, head to the Phumula Center.

Groceries and Other

You can purchase groceries from the OK Supermarket at the Phumula Center on Park Way. You should be able to purchase a pound of ground beef for US$3, a dozen eggs for US$2, while a loaf of bread should cost US$1.

Where to Eat in Victoria Falls

The High Tea salon located inside of the Victoria Falls Hotel is the best place to enjoy a breathtaking view of the falls. If you want to eat where the locals go, try the Africa Cafe or the Mama Africa Eating House, which has excellent stew and also serves grilled meats. The Samukele Restaurant inside the Elephant Hills Hotel and the White Water Restaurant at the Kingdom Hotel are ideal choices if you want a more upscale experience and want to watch a show or listen to live music while you eat. Don't leave Victoria Falls without trying some of the local fast food at the Chicken Inn or Pizza Inn. A fast food meal should only cost US$10 and you should expect to spend US$25 for a mid-range meal. Eating at an African buffet should cost US$35 but you will definitely get your money's worth.