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Victoria Falls town is home to the famous waterfall referred to as Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders). The waterfall is situated on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe, hence the name of this town - Victoria Falls. The falls became an increasingly popular attraction during British colonial rule of Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) and Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), with the town of Victoria Falls becoming the main tourist centre of Zimbabwe and also Zambia town of Livingstone. The waterfalls became a major tourist attraction for both Zambia and Zimbabwe as it falls on both side of the two countries. Even to date Victoria Falls experience a major influx of visitors as the waterfall is one of the seven wonders of the world. In this city there is also the Victoria Falls border post between Zambia and Zimbabwe. A major bridge which links the countries and is one of the biggest bridge has been built and visitors can even cross the border by foot. Good road networks, accommodation and food outlets and restaurants are well developed. This town economic backbone is on tourism and informal trading is a major employment source for the people in the city.
|Address :||Tourist Information Centre, 412 Parkway / Livingstone Way, Zimbabwe|
|Contact :||Victoria Falls Tourist Information Centre|
|Tel :||+263(0)13 442 02|
|Host Website :||Click Here|
|Cellphone Reception :||Good||Main Cellular Network :||Econet. Telecel & Netone|
|Police Station :||Yes||Police Telephone :||+263(0)13 442 06|
|Hospital :||Yes||Hospital Telephone :||+263(0)13 446 34|
|Doctor :||Yes||Doctor Telephone :||+263(0)13 433 56|
|Tourist Information :||Yes||Tourist Information Telephone :||+263(0)13 442 02|
|Petrol :||Yes||Petrol Type :||ULP/LRP|
|Diesel :||Yes||Diesel Type :||Diesel 93, E10|
|Towing Service :||Yes||Towing Service Telephone:||+263(0)71 663 2941|
|Facilities :||Gas Refill, Shopping Mall, Shopping Centre, Shops, General Dealer, Bank, ATM, Foreign Exchange, Internet Cafe, Tour Services, Lodging, Camping, Butchery, Bakery, Liquor, Restaurant, Pharmacy, Airport, Airstrip, Car Rental, Tyre Repair, Tyre Sales, Mechanical Repair|
|Other Facilities :||Government Services. Veterinarian/Animal Hospital. School/s. Amusement Park/Game Centre. Fast Food. Bar/s. Spa.|
|Game Viewing, Game Drives, Night Drives, Quad Bikes, Tours and Excursions, Picnics, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Horse Trails, Golf, Fishing, Swimming, Diving, Snorkelling, Surfing, Water Skiing, Canoeing, Sea_Kayaking, Sailing, Boat Trips, White Water Rafting, Bird Watching, Scenic Flights, Stargazing, Photography|
|Notes on Activities:||(Some activities may be offered nearby).|
Hotel, lodges, guest house and camping is available for stay. (Feb-2019).
There is a Hertz Rent a Car situated at Bata Building, Parkway, open Mon-Frid from 08h00-17h00; Sat and Sun open from 09h00-15h00; Tel: +263(0)213 284 7012. There is also Zimbabwe Car Hire situated along Adam Stander Dr. (Feb-2019).
There are internet cafe around town. (Feb-2019).
There are restaurants and takeaways around Victoria Falls. (Jan-2019).
Hospital contact is for The Health Bridge Private Hospital situated along West Drive open 24hrs daily. There is also Chinotimba Medical Center also open 24hrs daily; Tel: +263(0)213 284 3144. Doctors tel number for Dr Nyoni (Victoria Falls Surgery). The airport accommodates international flights too. There is a clinic. Nearby Border Control point. For pharmaceutical services there is Victoria Falls Pharmacy. (Feb-2019).
Police contact added is for ZRP Victoria Falls Police station. (Feb-2019).
There is Tiger Wheel & Tyre Victoria Falls situated along Clarke Road open Mon-Frid between 08h00-17h00; Sat from 08h00-13h00 and Sunday Closed, Tel: +263(0)13 473 81. There is also the Fluid Tyres & Services situated along Holland Rd, Dabula Complex, Industrial Site. (Feb-2019).
Weather is pleasant in June & July. Nov-Dec are the hottest months, with most rain and low water flow. Feb-May are the best time to visit.
“We went to Victoria Falls during October 2008. It was very hot, approximately 40 degrees celsius everyday. The evenings were a bit cooler. This town has alot of potential as being a typical little tourist town, but is very rundown. It's quite safe to walk around, but be prepared to be harassed by street vendors, trying to sell their crafts to you. It's also extremely expensive. A alcholic drink will cost you about 10US$, a light lunch about 20US$. So be sure to take enough cash with. Only South African rands and US dollars are accepted, Zimbabwean dollars are not accepted. We swopped a one US$ note for a 100 billion Zimbabwean dollar note! Also take note that the bureau exchanges there cannot exchange money for you in SA rands or US$. Credit cards (Visa) are accepted at the hotels. There are waterfalls to see at the Falls, but it is the dry season, so not all the falls are falling. We were advised that the best time to go there is during July/August, to see the falls flowing in full. You can go earlier in the year, but there is alot of spray from the falls, so you don't get to see that much.” - Janine Reyneke, 2008/10/18
“Travel medication required for tourists visiting Vic Falls for 3-4 days: this can be obtained from your pharamacy. Malanil tablets, which are taken daily, starting on the day before departure, then taken during your stay there, and then for a week after. More information on MALARIA PROPHYLAXIS (prevention of malaria) see: http://www.travelclinic.co.za/live/content.php?Category_ID=1988.” - Janine Reyneke, 2008/09/09
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