|Livingstone: David Livingstone, a missionary and explorer from Scotland, is believed to have been the first European to view Victoria Falls on 16 November 1855 from what is now known as Livingstone Island. Livingstone named his discovery in honour of Queen Victoria, but the indigenous name, Mosi-oa-Tunya "the smoke that thunders" continues in common usage as well.
Size of Victoria Falls: It is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, but it is classified as the largest, it is 1,708 metres wide and 108 metres high, resulting in the world's largest sheet of falling water. Victoria Falls is roughly twice the height of Niagara Falls
Victoria Falls the Town: The town became the principal tourism centre for the Falls with great hotels, guesthouses and restaurants include the world reknown Victoria Falls Hotel. The Bome restaurant is surely to be visited on a tour to Victoria Falls.
Hotels at Victoria Falls: There are a number of 3 to 5 star hotels and lodges at Victoria Falls. The Victoria Falls Hotel is a historic hotel at Victoria Falls. The hotel is dramatically situated, with a view of the Second Gorge and the Victoria Falls Bridge from its terrace.
The hotel was opened in 1904 to accommodate passengers on the newly built railway, part of the planned Cape to Cairo Railway. Later it was a staging post for the BOAC flying boat service between Southampton and South Africa. The hotel has accommodated royal visitors on several occasions, including King George VI and his family in April 1947.
Guesthouse at Victoria Falls: It may be great to spend a night or two at one of the various guesthouses at Victoria Falls. Most guesthouses are run by African Families and this will be a good cultural expereince. Simba's Guesthouse is close to town. The taxi service at Vic Falls is very efficient and will take you everywhere you wish to go.