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 …
Posted by admin on Monday, July 30th, 2012
One of the most exciting sporting events in Southern Africa returned to the Victoria Falls area this year for the third time running – the Victoria Falls Mountain Bike Challenge. This 3 day gruelling event tests the riding skills and endurance of cyclists in various age categories as they made their way through tough terrain against the backdrop of the scenic Victoria Falls. Here is a brief look at this exciting event which has earned its place on the cycling calendar.
Participants in the Victoria Falls Mountain Bike Challenge will be based at the luxurious Kingdom Hotel, offering family members the opportunity to come along and support their cycling heroes as they participate in the three day event.
The first day will see participants cycling approximately 70 km as they follow the path of the upper Zambezi River through the beautiful …
Posted by admin on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
Located just north of South Africa, Zimbabwe is a land-locked country with a wide variety of landscapes, cultures, and tourist attractions which offer visitors a memorable holiday experience. As a country which has been subjected to negative publicity for political reasons, Zimbabwe is in the process of stabilising and is emerging from a difficult period in its history to take its place once again as a premier travel destination in Africa. Here are some of the amazing Zimbabwe travel attractions you may look forward to on a visit to this fascinating country:
The most impressive body of water known to man, the Victoria Falls attract thousands of visitors each year. Although many tourists associate the falls with Zambia, the position of Victoria Falls on the Zambian and Zimbabwean border means that this attraction is equally a Zimbabwean treasure – some …
Posted by admin on Monday, March 5th, 2012
This is a Fishermans dream, 300km of wide open waters, teaming with fish ready for the catch. Lake Kariba is one of the world largest manmade lakes, and now thanks to the lack of commercial fish farming it is rich in abundance of fish. The most common being Kariba Bream, Nile Perch, Tiger fish and barbell or catfish. Lake Kariba has fantastic weather which means that you can fish almost every day of the year without having to worry about missing out on a thing.
A good days’ fishing always starts before dawn when the light has barely tinted the horizon, equipped with a hot thermos of coffee and a packet of sandwiches, you trundle down to the boat and set off just as the mist starts to rise off the water. The world is barely awake but it’s essential to get to all the good spots early and get the …
Posted by admin on Monday, January 9th, 2012
The Victoria Falls are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Africa. Located on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, the falls are a must-see piece of natural splendour. If you’re planning a visit to this amazing natural landmark, here are some Victoria Falls facts that are sure to interest you!
The Falls were named after Britain’s Queen Victoria who ruled England between 1837 and 1876, and played a part in Zimbabwe’s colonial history. Though Zimbabwe and Zambia have enjoyed independence for decades, the landmark has become a household name and so it was decided not to rename it. Other interesting Victoria Falls facts include:
The Victoria Falls are the most popular tourist attraction in Zimbabwe, attracting thousands of visitors each year.
The Victoria Falls Bridge, which offers magnificent views of the falls, is 111 metres high.
During the rainy season (November …
Posted by admin on Thursday, October 27th, 2011
There is nothing that fans of rock music love more than a music festival. The hottest bands, the coolest people and that vibe you just can’t find anywhere else – nothing could be more awesome!
Mention the word ‘rock fest’ to most people and it brings to mind those images of Woodstock that we have all seen on TV and in the movies, but what if someone told you that there is a festival in Zimbabwe to rival the best anywhere? If you’re surprised and can’t wait to find out more, read our preview of the 2011 Vic Falls Fest.
If you haven’t made plans for this coming New Year’s Eve, keep your diary open! Imagine a music festival in the beautiful setting of Victoria Falls, with wide open spaces, the hottest new bands and a whole bunch of fun-loving rock fans …
Posted by admin on Friday, October 21st, 2011
If you are looking for a tourist destination that combines affordability, friendly local people and some of the most amazing natural splendour that Africa has to offer, Zimbabwe may just be the place for you!
In recent years, Zimbabwe has seen tourism increase as the country’s economy continues to stabilise. With the wide variety of attractions and accommodation on offer, tourists are flocking to Zimbabwe – a country of great history and natural beauty.
If you’ve never been to Zimbabwe or are curious about the countries various attractions and places of interest, we have a brief overview of some Zimbabwean tourist attractions that are not to be missed! Remember to keep these in mind when you decide to visit!
The Victoria Falls
These famous waterfalls are probably the best known tourist attraction in Zimbabwe. Every minute, 546 million cubic metres of water pass over …
Posted by linda on Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
As the ‘capital of adventure’, Victoria Falls is filled with heights and adrenaline-filled Victoria Falls activities. The waterfall is a sight that you have to see at least once in your life-time – described by the early explorer after which the David Livingstone Safari Lodge is named – as “the most wonderful sight [he] had witnessed in Africa.”
The mighty waters of the Zambezi are not only an amazing sight to see, but to experience this incredible land from the actual waters of this powerful river, will be an experience you write home about. Tamed by the wild African sunset you have to enjoy the magic of the Zambezi on a river boat. Enjoy a sunset cruise with a cocktail in one hand and binoculars in the other, watching hippos and elephants in their natural habitat.
If the Sunset Cruise is too …
Posted by linda on Thursday, June 9th, 2011
Victoria Falls is known as the curtain of falling water, or “Mosi-Oa-Tunya”, the smoke that thunders. The roaring waters create a column of spray that rises hundreds of metres into the air, sometimes visible from more than 30 kilometres away. Impressive, but there’s more…
A visit to the Falls promises a spectacular setting for an adventure experience of a life-time. Victoria Falls is labelled by the Bradt Travel Guide as ‘THE adventure capital of Southern Africa’, and rightly so as here you will find an extreme variety in adrenaline releasing activities.
To start off there is the all-time favourite thrill – Bungee Jumping. Enjoy one of the most spectacular views from the middle of the main bridge, 111 metres above the Zambezi River. Then count three…two…one….juuuuump! This is one of the highest commercial bungee-jumps in the world, not for the feint-hearted. You …