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 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 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 Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
Up until 2000, Zimbabwe was home to top professional guides and a diverse range of animals in varied habitats, making it a great destination for the safari tourist. Unfortunately political strife and rising poverty have eroded this natural bounty, placing the country’s wildlife at serious risk.
Poaching is a world-wide problem and is on the increase, with many animals hunted for trophy value or slaughtered for their body parts which fetch huge sums on the black market.
The Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit is one of the organisations involved in the daily grind of nature conservation. Established in 1999 by Charles Brightman, a local safari operator, and the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, VFAPU deals with three different types of poaching:
Subsistence Poaching is the result of poverty and the hunting tradition of locals in the Victoria Falls area. Animals caught in this way are either …
Posted by admin on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
The one thing you will need during busy days of adventure activities, safaris and sightseeing in Victoria Falls is sustenance. Of course you will be able to avail yourself of the usual fare from a variety of fast food chains, but is there isn’t much point in ruining your African adventure with meals you could have at home.
Instead, opt for the unique local eateries in Victoria Falls where you really will find something to write home about. Zambezi Bream will be found on most respectable menus in the area and you can also go wild with crocodile dishes or ostrich bolognaise sprinkled with emmental cheese. The Palm Restaurant, at Ilala Lodge Hotel, offers all three of these options, with the added benefit of smacking your lips alongside their sparkling swimming pool. Finish off with a serving of peanut brittle and cranberry cheesecake to add the punctuation mark to a unique …
Posted by admin on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
The Victoria Falls are one of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural attractions, drawing thousands of tourists each year to witness the wonder of this incredible natural phenomenon. Situated on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, the Victoria Falls have created a dynamic tourism industry on the Zambian side of the border, with Livingstone being the nearest town to the falls with tourist facilities. If you are wondering where to stay on your visit to this area, here are some tourism facts about Victoria Falls vs Livingstone:
Is Livingstone far from Victoria Falls?
First-time visitors to Zambia may be wondering how far the town of Livingstone is from the Victoria Falls – the town is situated 10km north of the Zambezi river, with the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park which contains the falls just a short drive from the southernmost part of town. With a variety of affordable tourism options, Livingstone is an extremely convenient …
Posted by admin on Friday, March 9th, 2012
The Victoria Falls or Moisi ou tunia (the smoke that thunders) is a spectacle in its self and all around one cannot help but marvel at the fantastic views. The mighty Zambezi, the expansive wild bush, the grandeur of the falls its self, and the snaking gorge that the water creates, where ever you are in Victoria Falls there is always a picturesque view to admire and whichever hotel you stay in you will have your very own glorious picture to remember.
Ilala Lodge, situated on the edge of the national parks is as closely located to the falls as nature will allow. The terraced garden overlooks an expanse of bush from which elephant, plains game and numerous birds often emerge to graze on the hotel lawns. The Moisi ou tunia is clear to see from the hotel dining room, the plumes of smoke ascend from the rainforest …
Posted by linda on Monday, July 4th, 2011
A visit to Victoria Falls comes with plenty of choice in activities, but also with plenty of choice in hotel accommodation. This is not the most affordable form of accommodation to choose from for your stay, but definitely luxurious!
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge aims to give you a natural feel of a bush lodge, with its thatch and wood lodges, conveniently close to the Falls. It is set on a natural high plateau and borders the Zambezi National Park, offering you views of a watering hole and the beautiful surrounds. There is a restaurant on the premises, combining luxury accommodation with good food and great views!
If you prefer a hotel that is modern with less old-world charm and more new-world luxury, then the Elephant Hills Hotel is for you. There are 276 rooms with great facilities on par with what is expected …