Victoria Falls Travel Information

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Victoria Falls Scene While it is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, the Victoria Falls are classified as the largest, based on its combined width of 5,600 ft and height of 354 ft resulting in the world's largest sheet of falling water. The Victoria Falls are roughly twice the height of North America's Niagara Falls and well over twice the width of its Horseshoe Falls. In height and width the Victoria Falls are rivalled only by Argentina and Brazil's Iguazu Falls. The Falls are located in Livingstone which until 2012 served as the province's capital. Lying just to the north of the Zambezi River, it is a tourism centre and a border town with road and rail connections to Zimbabwe on the other side of the Falls. This historic British colonial city, it is named after David Livingstone, the Scottish explorer and missionary who was the first European to explore the area.

Things to do in Victoria Falls: Devil's Pool • Helicopter Tour of Victoria Falls • Chobe National Park Day Trip • The Royal Livingstone Express Steam Train Victoria Falls Tour • White Water Rafting • Sunset River Cruise • Victoria Falls Bungee Jump

Highly rated hotels in Victoria Falls: The River Club • Islands of Siankaba • Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel • Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel • aha The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa

Zambia's electricity is 230V 50Hz and uses plug types C, D & G
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Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and Victoria Falls International Airport is 5,062 miles, with a flight time of approx 10.5 hrs. Victoria Falls's IATA airport code is VFA.
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Climate: Zambia is located in southern part of the African continent and is almost entirely covered by a plateau. This tempers the sub-tropical climate, making the temperature generally acceptable for most of the year. It experinces a hot, humid, and rainy season from mid-November to March and a dry season from April to mid-November. In Livingstone, the heat is intense from September to November, with peaks of 40°C. Zambia is located some distance from the sea, so it is not likely to be affected by tropical cyclones. The best time to go to Zambia is from May to August as it's the coolest period of the year, and it's dry and sunny. However, the winter nights are cold because of the more southern location, even though the altitude is slightly lower than in the capital. In winter (June to August), pack light clothes for the day, but also a sweater, a jacket and a hat for the evening. And of course a sun hat and sunscreen. In summer (December to February), pack light clothes and a sun hat for the day. For the eveng pack a sweatshirt and a spring jacket as well as light raincoat or umbrella.

BA Tier Points Earned

Route 1LHR‑JNB
(BA) ba
(BA) ba

Economy205 2550
WTP905 95190
Business14040 180360
First21040 250500

Economy Tier Points shown are based on fully flexible fares. 'Low' Economy earns 50% of the shown amount. 'Lowest' Economy fares earn 25% of shown amount.

When journey is booked in World Traveler Plus or First and those cabins don't exist on particular legs, the next cabin down will be used on those legs for points collection.

When booking with BA, tier points can be earned on the following Oneworld Oneworld Alliance ® airlines:
asAlaska Airlines, aaAmerican Airlines, baBritish Airways, cxCathay Pacific, fjFiji Airways, ayFinnair, ibIberia, jlJapan Airlines, mhMalaysia Airlines, qfQantas, qrQatar Airways, atRoyal Air Maroc, rjRoyal Jordanian, ulSriLankan Airlines

Avios Required (per leg) for BA Redemption Flight from London to Livingstone, (Zone 6, 4,001-5,500 miles)

Cabin Off Peak TravelPeak Travel
World Traveller Plus32,50050,000

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