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 …
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
Just relaxing on the patio of your Zimbabwe accommodation, binoculars in hand
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Posted by admin on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
There is something almost supernaturally beautiful about the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
In the shadow of the majestic Victoria Falls it rains continuously, supporting the growth of rich and diverse plants, and an aerial view clearly shows a thick border of greenery on the Zimbabwe side of the Main Falls. This abundant vegetation is known as the Victoria Falls Rain Forest and is home to a great variety of wildlife, birdlife, insects and amphibians.
Posted by admin on Monday, March 24th, 2014
Visiting the Victoria Falls is one of the top experiences you are likely to have, and is on most travellers’ lists of must-see places. David Livingstone’s first reaction to these massive falls fittingly described them as so lovely, that they “must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.”
Posted by admin on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
You may already have booked all your Victoria Falls activities together in a package or directly through our activities office ZWS (Zambezi Wildlife Safaris), or perhaps you are just taking the holiday as it comes. Either way, in this natural paradise, you’ll find many interesting things to do and sights to see that don’t require pre-booking.
There is an abundance of dining and shopping options here, for example. This is doubly true for the Zimbabwean side of the Falls, which also tends to be much more reasonable than a holiday in the Zambian side.
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 …