The Victoria Falls, Seventh Wonder of the Natural World, is also known as the Mosi-oa-Tunya, “the smoke that thunders” a name given to it by the local tribe. The spray can be seen from some distance away. With many incredible ways to experience the Victoria Falls and appreciate its sheer size and magnificence, take to the skies above in a helicopter. White water rafting, zip lining, jet boating or microlight flights are on offer for the more adventurous. Indulge in the traditional ‘African sundowner’ at the end of the day during a relaxing sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Other activities include exploring the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on a game drive or nature walk, an elephant back safari, walking with lions, dinner on the Royal Livingstone Express, or a cultural village and school visit. For those wishing to stay in much more tranquil surroundings while still accessible to the Falls, consider one of the more intimate luxury river lodges located along the banks of the Zambezi River.