Zambezi River Walks

Posted by admin on Thursday, July 31st, 2014

The Zambezi River walk from Victoria Falls is one of the best and most unique walks in Africa.  Here you can stroll unhindered and unguided alongside treacherous crocodile and hippo-infested waters, surrounded by elephant and buffalo!
It sounds dramatic and it is – especially the part where the river just disappears, falling 60m down the sheer rock face of the falls. If you haven’t seen the Falls from the other side, it is hard to imagine how this swiftly flowing river turns into the raging torrent below. There is no need to feel unsafe though, common sense and close proximity to Zambezi Drive, a tarred road just steps away will keep your nerves and your person intact. Avoid wild animals and don’t go near the water’s edge and you can enjoy a safe and scenic walk along the river banks under tall riverine trees surrounded by nature and birds. The trail …

Golfing in Victoria Falls

Posted by admin on Monday, July 21st, 2014

Golf Courses are usually described in a certain fashion, giving an indication of their desirability and of what the golfer can expect during their round, and Elephant Hills Golf Course is summarised as follows:

Golf :18-hole Championship course
72 stroke-rating on site
Fairway Grass: Bermuda
Greens Grass: Bent Grass
Pro Shop with 16 sets of golf clubs and 4 golf carts for hire
Golf Club House with bar and snack facilities
Putting green
Championship golf: 6205m. Club: 6205m. Senior: 6205m. Ladies: 6205m

In this case however, this description doesn’t quite tell the full story.
Designed by Gary Player, Elephant Hills 18-hole golf course is described by many as one of the most beautiful in the world. Located just 3km from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Elephant Hills features breath-taking views from its hilltop vantage point, lush manicured fairways, and a dramatic soundtrack made up of the distant rumbling of the Victoria …

Zambezi River Birdlife

Posted by admin on Monday, July 14th, 2014

The Zambezi River supports a diverse and verdant habitat which is highly favoured by wildlife, birds and a thriving tourist industry. Here you can enjoy some of Africa’s best and most varied birding, with a range of Victoria Falls activities, such as:

Walks and hikes
Horse riding
Boat cruises
Just relaxing on the patio of your Zimbabwe accommodation, binoculars in hand

Night Game Drives in Victoria Falls

Posted by admin on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Several varieties of game drives are available in the Victoria Falls area, but the most exciting and often most rewarding of these is the night game drive.  It goes without saying the nocturnal animals are rarely seen during daytime drives, so a night drive is an excellent choice if you want to see the less commonly sighted species such as porcupines, servals, genets, bushbabies and owls.

Predators are most active during the night time too, so your chances of seeing a lion or leopard in action are greatly enhanced on a night drive.
Most private game reserves offer night drives for their guests and those staying at accommodation in Victoria Falls. Usually you will be picked up from your Victoria Falls lodgings around 6 pm in the evening, just in time to enjoy a sundowner before embarking on your drive in an …

Africa’s Secret Seven

Posted by admin on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

The ‘Secret Seven’ title is the stuff stories or made of. Featured by more than one author, it speaks of secret societies and secret meetings, and has captured the imagination of both young and old. It is therefore no wonder that Africa’s Secret Seven has sparked so much excitement and interest of those who learn about it.
Africa is famous for its Big Five, and they are a must-see during a visit to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. So immediately Africa’s Secret Seven brings up a huge question mark. What are these mysterious creatures? And why are they special enough to make “the list”.
First off, the secret seven’s biggest mystery lies in the fact that they are not easy to spot – in fact, they are rated as the most difficult game animals to view on safari. This makes it so much more exciting to uncover Africa’s Secret Seven and very extraordinary indeed.
So …

Cruises on the Ra-Ikane

Posted by admin on Monday, May 19th, 2014

Just over 150 years ago, the daring Scottish explorer, Sir David Livingstone, was cruising in his boat “Ma-Robert” down the lengthy Zambezi River.  His trip through Africa had exposed him to people, wildlife and scenery whose beauty he could hardly find the space or words to describe in the notebooks he filled each day documenting his discoveries.  They had to be seen to be believed.
On one particular day in early November 1855, he was taken by canoe to a place the locals called “the Smoke that Thunders”.  Here, he was exposed to overwhelming sights of the Victoria Falls, about which he would later write ”scenes so lovely they must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”.
Cruising on the waters of the upper Zambezi on the one-of-a-kind luxury boat Ra-Ikane, named after the intrepid explorers local guide, is an opportunity for you to get a sense of the same …

Famous Visitors to Victoria Falls over the years

Posted by admin on Monday, May 12th, 2014

What do a Spice Girl, a billionaire football club owner, Michael Jackson and a Baywatch star all have in common with the queen of England?  They have all at some point, made the trip to gaze upon the beauty of Victoria Falls.

Since the sight of the majestic Victoria Falls first stopped the inimitable Scottish explorer David Livingstone in his tracks in 1855, thousands of people famous or not, have flocked to see it for themselves.
In 1947 at the tender age of 21, the present Queen of England, Elizabeth ll, and her family visited the falls named after her grandmother Queen Victoria.  Sixty-five years later, in September of 2012 her daughter, Princess Anne, visited Zambia and the Falls as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. 

Tiger Fishing on the Zambezi River

Posted by admin on Thursday, May 8th, 2014

According to fishermen’s tales told around campfires across the world, the most engaging game fishing stories originate from expeditions to the Zambezi River.
All three sections of  The Zambezi are host to the sought after tiger fish and anglers from all over the world come here for the opportunity to catch “the big one”.  The fiery, sabre-toothed tiger fish (Hydrocyanus vittatus), is deemed by many to be world’s premium freshwater game fish.

Steam Train To The Smoke That Thunders

Posted by admin on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

There is a certain mystic allure to steam trains.  Somehow, they are a reminiscent of historical days of opulent fun and great adventure.
Guests who step off the platform at Victoria Falls and onto the No 512 train will be whisked off not only across one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, but also straight into another era.
There are four pre-arranged steam train journeys to choose from, each one offering an experience better than you could dream of in one of the last steam trains of its kind left in the world, the 1953 14A Garret.
A number of trips across the historic Victoria Falls Bridge area are available, with champagne, breath-taking views of the ‘Smoke That Thunders’ and the African setting sun.

Chitenges and Chinotimba – Cultural tours of Victoria Falls

Posted by admin on Friday, April 4th, 2014

Every place on earth is unique in its landscape and defined by the people who live in it.  Culture is at the basis of every story known to man and one of the strongest attractions of tourists to a particular region.
Cultural tours are must for visitors to Victoria Falls.  An opportunity to visit a rural village and glimpse into a day in the life of local residents is a rare chance to understand a foreign lifestyle and interact with those who live in the close-knit townships and communities.