Vic Falls Fest 2011

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 …

Victoria Falls Adventures

Posted by admin on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

A Vic Falls Bunji experience is not on everyone’s to-do list but if it’s on yours then you really are in for an experience of a lifetime. Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya, which means the Smoke that Thunders, seems like one of the most spectacular venues for a Bunji jump.

When doing a Vic Falls Bunji it is important to be aware that the bridge where the Bunji takes place is considered ‘no man’s land’ and therefore, you need to get a Bridge Visit gate pass, which only allows you to do the Bunji and then leave from the same gate you entered – you cannot enter Zambia or Zimbabwe with this pass.
In order to do a Bunji jump you need to be over the age of 14 years old and weigh more than 40kg but less than 140kg. Passports need to be presented …

Zimbabwe Tourism – A Country of Wonders

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 …

New Years with Nature

Posted by admin on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

The Falls Fest is a fairly new attraction for a New Year’s celebration and involves celebrating  new year at the breath-taking Victoria Falls, which is located between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Over 100m high, this waterfall is a sight to be seen. Being part of a Vic Falls New Year is without a doubt an experience of a life time.
With many well-known musicians taking part in this unforgettable night it is clear to see why an evening filled with good music, beautiful scenery and great company is so popular for people not just from Africa but from all around the world. The 2011 Falls Festival line up with see acts such as LocnVille, who will be headlining the event, Crash Car Burn, The First Descent and Evicted…Looks like the Vic Falls New Year 2011 is going to be an incredible night.
The Victoria …

Hotel Accommodation in Victoria Falls

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 …

Flights to Victoria Falls and Livingstone

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 – …

Victoria Falls Activities Part 2

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 …

Victoria Falls Activities Part 1

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 …

Transfers to Victoria Falls

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 …

Affordable Accommodation in Victoria Falls

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 …