Zimbabwe’s majestic Victoria Falls is one of the world’s 7 Natural Wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage site. While the breath-taking falls are neither the widest nor the highest in the world, when the river is in full flow it does form the largest cascading sheet of water. For millennia the falls existed undiscovered by anyone outside of Africa. The first European to see the famous falls was David Livingstone who loyally named them after his Queen Victoria although the locals use the name Mosi Oa Tunya, which means “the smoke that thunders”, referring to the crashing noise of the falls and the towering mist that rises above it.
Zimbabwe is a country blessed with great natural beauty, amazing safaris in protected game reserves, interesting historical sites, as well as mineral wealth. A journey here will take you through an incredibly diverse landscape, from lush forests and flaming Msasa trees, to laidback towns, rocky mountains and winding rivers up in the north.
Selecting the Top Five lodges in Chobe is no easy task. With so many great lodges and such diverse offerings, each one has that special something that makes it stand out. So please note that these Top Five lodges have been chosen because of the unique characteristics they offer, for instance, whether they offer a family experience or a private and remote experience.
Just wanted to send a quick update – what a wonderful honeymoon… From the moment we landed, we were treated like royalty. You all went above and beyond to make our experience something we will never forget. And we took your recommendation and had dinner at the Boma! Very yum, except that Mopani Worm we ate – but we did it so we could officially tick that off our list of strange things to try! Thank you. Perhaps we will be back for our anniversary.
Victoria Falls offers a variety of activities for every traveller, be you the thrill seeker taking the bungee plunge towards the Zambezi, the traveller on a fact finding mission to understand the local flora and fauna, or the conservationist gaining insight into how to end poaching. Whatever brings you to the spectacular Victoria Falls – every visitor works up an appetite after a long day.
We found this great blog and had to share. There is so much more to Zimbabwe, than Victoria Falls…. More traditions, more heart-warming initiatives, more hidden gems and the list goes on. One of the most unknown success stories of Zimbabwe lies in the Gonarezhou National Park – where an agreement was formed to protect the wildlife from poaching, while enabling the locals to thrive & grow. This agreement was named the CAMPFIRE and has been rolled-out throughout Africa with much success. After its initial treaty, the national park has become one of the best wildlife safari destinations with all parts of the park (wildlife and tribes) thriving. Read more on the below link.
The term Ecotourism is a buzz word which has seen increasing popularity over the last few years, but what does it really mean? Ecotourism is essentially the “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people”.
You may have heard about the inspirational work which the Conservation & Wildlife fund (CWF) is doing in order to save and protect the wild animals in and around the Hwange National Park, near Victoria Falls, in Zimbabwe. We are continuing to raise funds for CWF by donating $5 for every traveller who travels on the Botswana Wildlife Breakaway tour that stays at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange.
It’s confusing to some but Victoria Falls is the name of both a town and a waterfall (massive and famous) in Zimbabwe. Without a doubt, the Victoria Falls waterfall is the most famous & most popular attraction in Zimbabwe. For this reason, we are sharing 10 fascinating facts about this bucket-list destination:
The Zambezi River, whose water forms the stunning Victoria Falls, is the border between two countries: Zambia and Zimbabwe. When you travel to Victoria Falls it not only takes you to one of the most breath-taking waterfalls in the world, but also showcases you its natural wonders and ecosystem. Therefore, it is possible to explore the Victoria Falls from two different countries.