Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
Spanning 295 square kilometres in northern Croatia, the Plitvice Lakes National Park is home to 16 interconnecting lakes that cascade down a beautiful valley. There are more than 500 waterfalls across the National Park, ranging from small, gently trickling falls to plummeting waterfalls up to 78 metres high like the Veliki Slap. The lakes are renowned for their distinctive colours, which range from azure greens to steely greys and blues. The beautiful water combined with the surrounding lush foilage makes for a stunning view no matter which way you look.
Iguazu Falls, Brazil & Argentina
Iguazu Falls are a series of astounding waterfalls on the border of Argentina and Brazil, classified as one of the ‘New Seven Natural Wonders of the World’. As you stand on a platform suspended over the 80 metre high Devil’s Throat, it’s not hard to see how it made this list. You can both hear and feel the power of the water – the roar will coarse through your body and you can feel the vibration. It’s an awe-inspiring moment.
There are hundreds of waterfalls you can explore across both Brazil and Argentina, and we recommend you take the time to view them from both sides. There are also helicopter rides available which really let you take in the full spectacle that is Iguazu Falls.
Victoria Falls, Zambia & Zimbabwe
Located on the scenic Zambezi river, you’ll find the ‘Smoke that Thunders’, the impressive Victoria Falls. With a staggering 108 metre drop, it’s the highest waterfall you can see on a Bunnik Tour. The level of water cascading over the falls varies a lot throughout the year, with its peak being at the end of rainy season in April. There are many trails to explore with 16 different view points allowing you to take in the grandiosity of this natural wonder.
There’s also the iconic Victoria Falls bridge which spans the Second Gorge of the falls. Completed in 1905, this impressive bridge links Zimbabwe and Zambia and is therefore flanked at either end with border posts. It is possible to do a bridge walk which provides some informative history and great views.
If you’re thinking about a trip to Africa and would love to visit Victoria Falls, make sure you check out Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls, South Africa, Botswana & Kenya and South Africa & Zimbabwe.
Blue Nile Falls, Ethiopia
The majestic Blue Nile Falls are the most dramatic spectacle on the Nile. Over 40 metres high, the falls were once up to 400 metres wide during the wet season. While a hyrdo-electric station upstream has now reduced the width of the falls it is still amazing to watch the majestic Nile cascade over a sheer chasm, where it then makes its way toward the White Nile.
Kuang Si Falls, Laos
The Kuang Si Falls are tiered, vibrant turquoise waterfalls about 30 kilometres south of Luang Prabang in Laos. The falls flow down through a series of pools which have slowly been etched out by the force of the water over time. There are many trails and platforms providing you with beautiful views of the falls. They can get slippery though so make sure you wear appropriate footwear. Towards the bottom of the tiers, the pools widen out and if you’re feeling hot from the humidity you can even jump (or rope swing!) in for a swim!