The Zambezi River reaches its crescendo at the Victoria Falls where it crashes with a thunderous roar down a sheer cliff face into the Batoka Gorge, causing rising columns of spray that can be seen several kilometres away.
Known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya or 'The Smoke That Thunders', Victoria Falls is the world's largest curtain of falling water and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Victoria Falls is also the only place in Africa where the magical natural phenomenon of a lunar rainbow can be witnessed at full moon during high water season.
Livingstone Island sits at the heart of the Victoria Falls. One of Africa’s most iconic natural and cultural heritage sites, this island also has a fascinating history.Discover
A lunar rainbow or moonbow happens when the moon shines bright enough to have its light reflected by raindrops, just as is the case for the sun.
Moonlight is much fainter of course, so the lunar rainbow is not nearly as intense as one created by sunlight. It is still an ethereal sight worth seeing, which you can do over the three days of full moon during high water levels at Victoria Falls.
Months that are famous for the best moonbows are April, May, June, July and August.
*The best moonbow months are highlighted below.
Take to the sky in a microlight for an exhilarating flight above the Victoria Falls and Zambezi River.
Experience a bird’s eye view of the Victoria Falls, Batoka Gorge and Zambezi River from the seat of a helicopter.
Take the plunge into the Zambezi rapids that reach up to Grade 5 and are a thrill for adrenaline junkies.
Cross into neighbouring Botswana for a day safari and see large herds of elephant and buffalo congregating along the Chobe River.
Indulge in old-fashioned luxury in this five-star, fully refurbished original steam train. Their carbon offsetting reforestation project means that you can enjoy your nostalgic experience with a happy heart.
Step out into the wilderness of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in search of the white rhinos that have a well-protected home here.