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Travelogue from Zambia: Victoria Falls

09 August, 2019
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In April 2019, our travel consultant Pernille went on a fantastic tour to Victoria Falls, Botswana and Cape Town. Read about what she experienced in Victoria Falls below.

Victoria Falls

In April, my colleague Marie and I went on a fantastic tour to Africa.

The tour included a stop at Victoria Falls. A wonderful experience and definitely not my last visit there.

We stayed at the Avani Victoria Falls Resort, which is perfectly located for the waterfall. It is just a 5-minute walk from the hotel, and when you stay at Avani, admission to the national park is free.

This also means that you can go there several times, and I highly recommend an early morning walk. When you stay at Avani, you are on the eastern side of the falls, giving you the most beautiful rainbows at sunrise.

Victoria Falls 2

We went down to Victoria Falls on the day we arrived. Neither of us had particularly high expectations, but we were both blown away by the wild, beautiful and overwhelming experience that greeted us.

David Livingstone “discovered” the waterfall in 1855 and named it Victoria Falls after Queen Victoria.  The locals called it Mosi-oa-tunya, which means “the smoke that thunders”.

And this name really made sense when standing in front of the waterfall and experiencing the roar and the heavy spray that rose several hundred metres up into the air and gave us a good soaking.

Rain ponchos are available to borrow at Avani, and let’s just say that we recommend that you do just that 😊

Pernille

There are several vantage points around Victoria Falls, and they are all worth a stop.

The Zambezi River is at its peak between February and June, when 5 million m3 of water cascades over the edge every minute. So, this is the perfect time to go there if you want to experience the Falls at their mightiest. Victoria Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is more than 1.5 km wide and drops 108 metres at the highest point.

Pernille, Africasafari.co.uk

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