Posted by linda on Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
Driving to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe or Livingstone in Zambia from South Africa is a long trip. With the cost of fuel and the head-aches involved with organizing a carnet de passage, along with all the documentation needed for travelling through border posts, it is definitely worthwhile looking at flights!
Major airlines like British Airways and SAA have flights to Livingstone and Victoria Falls. To find reasonable rates for flights, it is a good idea to compare prices online for your required dates. A helpful tip is that flights during the week are normally less expensive than flights on Fridays, as this is when the demand goes up. You can choose between economy, first class and business class options which will of course affect the ticket prices.
Prices from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls vary for BA and SAA from R2600 – …
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 …
Posted by linda on Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
Travelling to Victoria Falls is an exciting adventure, but it is best to plan ahead. If you choose to fly to Livingstone, or even to Victoria Falls itself, it is important to arrange for transport. Transfers from Livingstone to Victoria Falls or from Victoria Falls Airport to the town itself can be arranged ahead of time or once you have arrived. Once you are in the town of Victoria Falls, it is easy to get around as most amenities are within walking distance of each other.
There are a couple of options to choose from when you consider getting around once you arrive. Your first option would be to rent a car. This is for the more independent traveller but can be quite costly and nerve-racking if you are not confidant driving in a different country. Another option is …
Posted by linda on Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
Victoria Falls has really in terms of tourism, which means that you can choose accommodation according to your taste and budget. In the past Livingstone only had exclusive luxury lodges, a small number of backpacker options and a handful of guesthouses and hotels, but today you have plenty to choose from.
It is good to know what your options are before you decide on which option to go with:
Victoria Falls Rest Camp is a good example of a centrally located, cost-effective accommodation option. The chalets are clean, comfortable and secure, ranging in sizes from small to family size. There are also tents for those who don’t mind ‘roughing it’ although with twin beds and ablution blocks, you don’t need to break all your survival skills out. The camp is in walking distance from all the attractions in Livingstone.
Another self-catering option that is …
Posted by linda on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
After a successful four year ‘run’, the Victoria Falls Marathon will once again draw crowds from far and wide in 2011. This high profile, internationally acclaimed marathon and half marathon is said to be one of the most anticipated events of the year, and one of the most thrilling races in Africa, if not the world.
The Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is the backdrop for this exciting race. Your journey takes you over the Victoria Falls Bridge, as well as into Zambia, offering some of the best views this side of the continent. If running is not your thing, you can enjoy a variety of other exhilarating activities – white water rafting, canoeing, bungee jumping, elephant back safaris, lion walks – the choice is yours.
The Victoria Falls Marathon offers a combination of superlative athleticism, tourism, …
Posted by linda on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
Victoria Falls is fast becoming one of the leading tourist destinations in Africa, whether on the Zimbabwean or Zambian side. Millions of visitors flock to see the spectacular falls every year and to indulge in its beauty and majesty. However, the days of simply visiting the falls and basking in its beauty are over, with many more activities available for guests to participate in – the most popular of these activities has got to be helicopter flights over the falls. When it comes to viewing the Victoria Falls, there is no doubt that the best vantage point would be from the sky.
Dubbed the ‘The Flight of Angels’, one can only imagine how breathtaking a helicopter ride over the Victoria Falls can be. This once-in-a-lifetime experience affords dare-devil visitors a birds-eye view to one of the most visited and …
Posted by linda on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
Victoria Falls is known for inspiring the senses – the beauty, majesty and adrenaline-fuelled activities of the Falls are indeed an awesome experience – what many people will be surprised to discover is that Victoria Falls offers a gastronomical treat as well. Tucked away in little nooks and crannies of the area, guests will be pleased to find really exquisite restaurants, where traditional and internationally acclaimed dishes tempt even the most discerning palate.
The Victoria Falls restaurants offer it all, from local dishes to more internationally recognised cuisine, everybody is catered for. The food and cuisine in Victoria Falls is influenced by both local and international dishes and flavours. The staple food of Zimbabwe is called ‘sadza’, and is a cornmeal based dish eaten with different relishes.
Many of the surrounding hotels offer in-house restaurants well suited to its international guests. …
Posted by linda on Monday, April 18th, 2011
Victoria Falls, nestled between Zimbabwe and Zambia, is one of the most spectacular tourist destinations in the world. The Falls has been named one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and one can definitely see why. Known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders), the Victoria Falls is one of the most beautiful sights in the world.
Over the years the Victoria Falls has been gaining popularity, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa. Any well-travelled tourist or travel agent will be able to tell you that a trip to the Victoria Falls is a not-to-be-missed experience.
The Victoria Falls is one of the greatest waterfalls in the world, and is twice as tall as the Niagara Falls in Canada. The Vic Falls, as it is commonly known, is 1 708 …
Posted by admin on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
With all the flack that Zimbabwe has been getting of late, it’s no wonder more people are opting to visit the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls. Although both sides are equally rewarding, and you should not let any misconceptions of Zimbabwe deter you from visiting this natural wonder of the world.
The Victoria Falls is one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, and no trip to either Zimbabwe or Zambia is complete without visiting this glorious Waterfall. The Falls has something for everybody, from the adrenaline junkie (try river rafting the Zambezi River or exciting helicopter flips), honeymooning couples (sunset cruises on the Zambezi and world class luxury lodges), to families looking for a unique and memorable experience.
So, when asked the question, ‘which side is better?’ what exactly is the answer? Well, the answer is quite subjective. It really …