If you visit from the Zimbabwean side, you will stay in Victoria Falls town which also has a number of accommodation options! Despite Zimbabwe’s notorious reputation for political instability, Victoria Falls has remained a hot spot for tourism. The town is neat and walk-able, and relatively safe, although wild animals (including elephant!) do explore the town by night so it is advised not to explore by foot past sunset.
Victoria Falls for Dummies is a great resource for anyone visiting the falls, and provides the wonderful explanation that “if you want to see the falls, visit Zimbabwe; if you want to feel the falls, visit Zambia”! The best way to solve the problem is to visit both! Standing at the bridge between the two countries offers a fantastic perspective of and view of the waterfalls, and seeing the falls from both the Zimbabwean and Zambian side is possible in one day.
It is worth noting that by purchasing the UniVisa (also known as the Kaza Visa) allows tourists the ability to move between Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, and Namibia, therefore allowing tourists to cross the Zimbabwe-Zambia border directly at the falls.