Forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, the victoria Falls are also called The Smoke that Thunders.
Getting closer you actually understand why, columns of spray can be seen from kilometers away. In fact, during rainy season, more than five hundred million cubic meters of water per minute flows over the edge, over a width of nearly 2 kilometres, into a gorge over 100 meters below.
The Victoria Falls transforms the quiet Zambezi river into a ferocious torrent.
The falls can be seen both from Zambia and Zimbabwe, tho you'll find on the Zimbabwe side a nice path giving different points of view (about 50$). On the Zambia side you have a great view when on the Knife-edge Bridge. The Zambia side also give you the opportunity to book a trip to the devil pool.
Event tho the on land view is pretty amazing, booking an helicopter trip is a must do.
Travelling on a budget we had to think about it twice before deciding to book. Best decision ever. Sure it's expensive but it's a once in a lifetime experience.
The 15 minutes ride circles twice the falls before going down the canyon. The ride down the gorges is very impressive and you definitely feel like you're in James Bond movie.
You can access the falls from both Zambia and Zimbabwe. Since 2016 the KAZA visa is available in all major port of entry and gives you access to both countries.
There is many companies offering the helicopter ride, we went with Batoka Fly and it was epic. They also offer microlight flight for the most adventurous (or those who don't need to hold a camera, unlike me)