The smoke that thunders

metres wide
metres high (highest point)
Cubic metres per minute (peak flow)

Accommodation in Livingstone Zambia

The awe-inspiring Victoria Falls is considered to be one of the greatest wonders of the world. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mose-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. Columns of spray can be seen from miles away as, at the height of the rainy season, more than five hundred million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge, over a width of nearly two kilometers, into a gorge over one hundred meters below.

Recommended Accommodation

Islands of Siankaba

The Islands of Siankaba is situated in one of the most magnificent parts of the Zambezi River, on two secluded private islands.

Toka Leya Camp

Toka Leya is a very good high-end choice at the Falls. With impeccable service, food and beautiful rooms. 12 spacious tents raised above the river edge.

The River Club

Situated high on the banks of the Zambezi River, The River Club offers some of the most magnificent views in the area.

The Royal Chundu

The Royal Chundu is a hidden gem situated along the banks of the Zambezi River and has two locations, River Lodge and Island Lodge.

Thorntree River Lodge

Set inside the national park, Thorntree sits on the river, a high-end luxurious lodge with just 8 rooms and 2 family suites- all built on wooden decking.


One of the first luxury lodges in the area, Tongabezi does a great job of being right by the action but hidden in peaceful seclusion.

Waterberry Lodge

Waterberry is a lovely family owned, and run, lodge near Victoria Falls. It is perfect for those with children as there is a fantastic pool and board games.

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma

The newly refurbished lodge is just a few km away from the falls and has fantastic sunset views over the river.

Stanley Safari Lodge

Stanley Safari Lodge is set on a hill and boarders the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, overlooking the bush the lodge offers incredible views of the falls and the Zambezi River.