Major confusion seems to arise among tourists
regarding the names and locations of the towns in Zimbabwe and Zambia. The town
on the Zimbabwe side is called Victoria Falls, the town on the
Zambian side is
called Livingstone and the actual Falls themselves are obviously called Victoria
Falls. A foreign agent who does not know the area might well book you a holiday
to Victoria Falls, but you will actually be staying in Livingstone - Zambia. See
the Google map below.
How to use the Google Map of Victoria Falls
• To see the map's index, select the rectangular icon in the top left corner of the frame below.
• To expand or view the full map in a new window/tab, click on the square-shaped icon in the top right corner of the frame below.
• If you would like to share our map, select the triangular shaped icon in the top right section of the map
• Clicking on any of the icons on the map will give you more information
• Accommodation is represented by the
icon - the different colours indicate the type of lodging
• Eating places are represented by the
icon - the different colours indicate whether they are in a hotel or not
• Activities are represented by the
icon, plus other depictive icons such as
for flights over the Victoria Falls - the types of activities are differentiated by colour
• Points of interest have various icons on the map, such as
***NB *** - If you toggle the map view to "Satellite" view, you can use our "Google
Maps Errors" layer to see where other Google Map users have incorrectly placed markers. Otherwise, please use our default map with our
brightly coloured markers which are accurate.
The map below is available
for printing with our Downloadable E-guide. Find out more
Victoria Falls Town Centre Map Click on it to enlarge in a new window
There are curio shops and markets, as well as a couple of galleries
selling highly priced art, there are dozens of booking agents for all your
activities, an information centre, internet cafe's (quite often without the
internet) and a few fast food outlets, plus several casual restaurants, there is
one big well stocked supermarket and butchery plus a couple of small convenience
stores. (Read more about shopping here)
Then within the residential suburbs of Victoria Falls there is a multitude of B and B's and guest houses these are no more than about 3 kilometres from the Falls. Victoria Falls Rest Camp is right in the town centre and has very easy access to everything.
Warthogs are often seen strolling along the streets... locals pay them little attention but I guess this must be quite an unusual site for a foreigner coming in.
Elephants also wander into the town centre on occasion. Read More...