Equipping yourself with the latest and greatest in travel gear is a fantastic way to get the best out of your holiday. Fortunately for you, we’ve scoured the internet to find the top travel gear for your next trip to Victoria Falls.
eReader – Kindle Paperwhite
There’s nothing like getting stuck into a good book while on holiday, but there’s also nothing worse than lugging several paperbacks around in your bag. Enter the Kindle Paperwhite!
Whether you’re new to the world of eReaders, or a seasoned Kindle user, the Paperwhite is the ideal purchase for a number of reasons. Firstly, as the name suggests, it reads like paper, so there is no pesky glare when you’re reading in the sun. Next up, a single charge can last up to six whole weeks, which means constant, mobile access to your reading-buddy. Last, but not least, the built-in front light is easy on the eyes (in the medical sense) and allows you to read at night without straining your peepers.
Price – $119.99 (Amazon)
Waterproof Camera – Olympus TG-4
While busy snapping away on a tour of the Victoria Falls, surfing the rapids on a white-water rafting adventure, or searching for the elusive Tiger Fish, you don’t want to be worrying about getting your camera wet. The Olympus TG-4 is the ultimate in waterproof technology and still maintains the ability to take amazing pictures. Not only is it waterproof up to a depth of 15m, but it is also crushproof up to 100kgf, and shockproof from a height of 2.1m.
Price – $348.99 (Amazon)
Powerbank – Mophie Powerstation 3X
Whether you’re out on a Ra-Ikane cruise, en route to Hwange National Park on a day trip with Ilala Lodge Hotel, or on the plane to or from Victoria Falls, it’s handy to have your very own mobile charging unit to keep your devices on the go. The Mophie Powerstation 3X boasts not one, but two, USB ports that allow you to power two of your mobile devices at a time. What’s more, it’s light-weight, only slightly larger than your standard iPhone, and claims to charge your devices 2 – 4 times faster than typical smartphone chargers.
Price – $79.95 (mophie.com)
Selfie Stick – Looq DG
Love ‘em, or hate ‘em, Selfie Sticks are here to stay. And what better way to capture your trip to Zimbabwe than with a selfie in front of the Falls? Looq’s third generation selfie monopod allows you to take the shot from any angle, requires no external power, and supports most major iPhones and Android smart phones. It is also one of the shortest selfie sticks when folded, and the longest when it’s extended.
Price – $16.99 (Amazon)
Binoculars – Nikon Trailblazer
Striking the balance between usefulness and compactibility, the Nikon Trailblazer is the ideal set of binoculars to bring along on your trip to Victoria Falls. They boast a sleek, lightweight body, a 100 metre field of view, and bright multicoated optics, allowing for highly effective game viewing.
Price – $89.95 (Nikon)