The biggest night of the year is almost here. The night were we bid adieu to 2017 and think about our goals and dreams for 2018… it’s nearly time to celebrate New Year’s Eve! And if you find yourself in Victoria Falls around this time then the famous Carnival should not be missed. It’s an unforgettable event at one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Enjoy three days of non- stop entertainment with Africa’s biggest acts including Black Coffee, Tresor, Mampi, The Kiffness and MANY MORE.
The mighty Victoria Falls are formed by the meandering rapids of the Zambezi River that is mostly in Zimbabwe but a part of which snakes through Zambia. The Falls themselves straddle both countries. So the burning question on everyone’s lips is: which side is better? We’ve taken an in-depth look at the pros and cons of both sides.
The Victoria Falls are a wonder to behold, and the main attraction of Victoria Falls town. However, for travellers with a little extra time and a passion for new and unique activities there are a variety of options to choose from. From helicopter flips to painting in the bush and hands on conservation activities, read below to see how you can make the most of your Victoria Falls visit.
“It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen in Africa”
The Victoria Falls – one of the seven natural wonders of the world that straddles the border between the city of Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and Livingstone (Zambia). In 1855 the Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone was the first traveller to this place and named it in honour of his queen. When the Zambezi River becomes perhaps the most majestic waterfall in the world, you just can’t avert your gaze from it.
Travellers flock to the north-east corner of Zimbabwe to tick off their bucket list and view one of the World’s 7 Natural Wonders, the Victoria Falls. The famous falls are a wonder to behold and visitors can experience it by land, water and air. There are also a host of activities around the falls from bungee jumping to sunset cruises. Once travellers have exhausted their options they may want to explore the region further, here are 5 destinations to combine with a trip to Victoria Falls:
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.
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.
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.