- About Victoria Falls
- Victoria Falls Activities
- Victoria Falls Accommodation
- Guided Safaris
- About Charles
About Victoria Falls
Discover Victoria Falls with our background information section on the human and natural history of the Victoria Falls, including their formation, discovery and development as a globally renowned tourism destination.
The Victoria Falls are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known as the largest curtain of falling water in the world and listed as one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
When Dr David Livingstone first described the Victoria Falls to the wider world he theorised that they had been formed by a huge wrench in the earth’s crust, which had suddenly torn apart the rock to form the spectacular gorges over which the Zambezi River plunges and form the waterfall and rapids below.
“…creeping with awe to the verge, I peered down into a large rent… and saw that a stream of a thousand yards broad leaped down a hundred feet, and then became suddenly compressed into a space of fifteen or twenty yards... the most wonderful sight I had witnessed in Africa."
After David Livingstone first described the Victoria Falls and surrounding region to the world many explorers, hunters and traders followed in his footsteps to view this magnificent natural wonder.
In 1851, when Dr David Livingstone first arrived on the banks of the Zambezi River at Linyanti, in the Caprivi Swamps, he was welcomed by Sebituane, chief of the Makololo people. Sebituane had established himself and his people as overlords to the Lozi, who themselves ruled over many tribes, including the Tonga people known as the Toka and Leya who lived along the river in the region of the Falls.
Victoria Falls is a small tourism town located in Zimbabwe on the south bank of the Zambezi River and under the spray shadow of the Victoria Falls. Known world-wide as one of the ‘Seven Natural Wonders of the World’, there’s much more to the Victoria Falls than one of the world’s greatest waterfalls.
The Zambezi River and Victoria Falls pulse to an annual cycle of low water and high flood, fed by rains over the huge upper catchment area of the river, which extends across Zambia and into Angola.
Anyone who loves the bush or wants to truly experience the natural environment at Vic Falls needs to do a trip with Charles Brightman. His work with the anti-poaching unit is inspirational and we cannot recommend him highly enough.
Barbi Jay – Australia
Discover Victoria Falls is by far the best way to experience all that this incredible part of the world has to offer. I have been to the falls several times but came away from this most recent trip with the most memorable and special experiences I could wish for.
London, United Kingdom
Charles Brightman was our guide in the Zambezi National Park and his enthusiasm for nature and all things was so contagious that our 3 hour Walking Safari went for 5 and a half hours and finished only because we had a midday lunch appointment. Treat yourself to a wonderful experience.
Our bush walk with Charles Brightman was so informative and his love for the bush, animals, birds, environmental issues and the country was inspiring. And the sunset dinner was wonderful! Many, many thanks - a great service!
We engaged Charles as our private guide whilst on holiday in Zimbabwe last October. Cannot recommend him enough - he made our trip to Hwange!!