Posted by admin on Monday, March 10th, 2014
There are few experiences as unique and awe-inspiring as walking with the King of the Beasts – the Lion, and it is certainly one of the best ways to explore their natural environment.
This may sound impossible, but at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, you have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to take part in such an experience.
Walking with lions is not just about the thrill of a unique tourism attraction, but also forms part of a special program that rehabilitates lions to be released into the wild. These lions are born within enclosures and gradually rehabilitated. Taking them for a walk in the wild is part of the ALERT (African Lion and Environmental Research Trust) programme’s approach to preparing these cubs for their release.
During the walk, the lion cubs become familiar with their environment, and start to practice their hunting skills as they become …
Posted by admin on Friday, February 21st, 2014
Set right next to the majestic Victoria Falls, the Ilala Lodge Boutique Hotel is in the perfect position for you you to make the most of your holiday. It is near to all the main activities in the area, so you won’t have to spend a lot of time travelling from place to place.
Life in Victoria Falls can be as activity-packed or as laid-back as you like, with a wealth of activities to choose from. If you feel like taking in some culture, why not while away an afternoon in the Larry Norton Art Gallery, not far from Ilala Lodge? This exhibition of Norton’s award-winning wildlife art is a permanent fixture of the Victoria Falls Hotel.
Posted by admin on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
On your next visit to Victoria Falls, step back in time at the Victoria Falls Crocodile Farm for a day trip with a difference. A visit to the croc farm appeals to those that are young at heart, children, nature lovers and anyone looking for something a little different form the adrenalin-inducing activities surrounding the Falls.
Here you can safely stroke one of these dangerous reptiles, albeit a baby one, and even take one home, in the form of a stuffed souvenir from the on-site curio shop. The main attraction at this establishment is the full size version though, and here you can enjoy their antics from a close, yet safe distance and get to see those snapping jaws in action at feeding time.
Crocodile’s are interesting creatures. What they lack in beauty, they more than make up for in survival skills, and …
Posted by admin on Friday, November 15th, 2013
The Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit (VFAPU) was founded by Charles Brightman, with the backing of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, in 1999, and now includes backing from many other lodges such as Ilala Lodge. Since then, they have made considerable inroads into the removal of snares from the Zambezi National Park.
Apart from this tangible aspect of their work, the VFAPU has made huge strides in educating the local community in the long-term benefits of conserving the region’s natural resources. Tourists can to learn more about his important organisation, and give something back, by taking part in the excursions offered by the Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit. A guided safari with a difference, this outing takes place in the Zambezi National Park and gives participants a ‘backstage’ view of the operations of the park.
For starters, clients are given a brief introduction to the VFAPU, its mission statement, history, challenges and …
Posted by admin on Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Many would agree that perhaps the word ‘dare’ was inadvertently left off the name “Devil’s Pool”, as this activity is most certainly not for the weak-willed.
An infinity pool with a difference
Comprising of a natural rock pool on the very edge of Victoria Falls, also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders) there is only a lip of rock which serves as protection from being swept from this shallow pool to a 300m drop below, as water cascades over the edge at a rate of 3000 tons per second. In order to get to warm pool itself, one has to clamber over rocks and through parts of the river – a walk that takes a couple of hours with a guide who never leaves you to decipher the terrain on your own, it is all carefully explained and navigated.
A leap of …
Posted by admin on Thursday, June 20th, 2013
Environment Africa works with all sectors of society throughout Southern Africa to protect and manage natural resources and to promote sustainable development. It facilitates community action by raising awareness, motivating and empowering people to protect and restore their environment and improve their livelihoods.
WHAT IS THE AFRICA GREEN FUND?
Initiated by Environment Africa, the Africa Green Fund is a social and environmental welfare fund established to enable secure and transparent financial funding of environmental and development projects within Southern Africa. The fund is independently audited.
Our goal is to deal effectively with environmental challenges and to continue to develop and support strategies and projects to minimize economic impact on the environment in the area.
• To promote and encourage environmental awareness and action in and around Victoria Falls
• To build up a capital base to support and assist Environment Africa and other environmental and social …
Posted by admin on Thursday, June 13th, 2013
Wild Horizons are excited to announce the launch of a new eco-adventure in Victoria Falls!
The Vic Falls Canopy Tours offer a network of slides, trails and rope bridge walkways within the canopy of the hardwood forest of the Zambezi gorges. This exciting and scenic activity offers amazing views of the turbulent rapids, the Victoria Falls Bridge and spray of the Falls. The Vic Falls Canopy Tour offers family fun and a unique birds-eye view of one the seven natural wonders of the world. This unique experience is suitable to adventure seekers of all ages including families and groups. Observe the riverine forest from a variety of different vantage points – from above, below and within the canopy itself.
The Vic Falls Canopy Tour consists of 9 different slides, varying in length and 1 cable bridge walkway. The friendly and experienced staff …
Posted by admin on Monday, September 10th, 2012
Victoria Falls offers visitors many exciting activities in the scenic surrounds of the falls and the mighty Zambezi River. To add an unforgettable touch to any holiday in this area, it is now possible to walk with lions in Victoria Falls – an experience that cannot be missed.
As the King of the jungle, the lion has become a symbol of the African bush. One of nature’s best-known predators and the subject of many documentaries and even animated films, lions enjoy a reputation for being fearsome but noble, a combination of qualities that appeals to people of all ages and makes a walk with these beautiful beasts a truly unique experience.
Walking with Lions – How it Works
It is possible to walk with lions in Victoria Falls and surrounds by booking a lion encounter either on the banks of the Masuwe …
Posted by admin on Friday, August 24th, 2012
Of all the ways a visitor to Victoria Falls could experience the scenic beauty of this natural wonder, an elephant-back adventure has to be the most unique and memorable. As you explore the area on the back of nature’s most majestic animal, you’ll have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the wild from an elephant’s perspective, making this type of tour truly unique. Here is an introduction to elephant rides in Victoria Falls:
There are several herds of African Elephant in the Victoria Falls area, offering visitors the unique opportunity to ride one of these majestic giants through the area surrounding the falls. These elephants have been specially trained to accommodate human riders and are generally placid and gentle giants who offer a safe experience to those who ride them. Elephant rides in Victoria Falls have become extremely popular as tourists experience …
Posted by admin on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
The Victoria Falls Marathon is taking place for the ninth year in a row on the 26th of August 2012. This challenging race provides a day of enjoyable exercise and self-motivation for runners who can choose to enter three different races depending on their level of fitness.
As an AIMS registered event, the Victoria Falls Marathon is a major event on the Zimbabwean sports calendar. Providing an opportunity for local and international athletes to compete against some of the best runners from Southern Africa and beyond, this event is equally challenging for runners who compete in the shorter distance races, where friendly competition and achieving personal running goals are emphasised.
The Victoria Falls Marathon route begins at the Kingdom Hotel and crosses over the Vic Falls Bridge, taking runners into Zambia for a brief excursion. As runners pass some of the most beautiful landscape in Africa, there will be ample opportunity to take …