What a wonderful and vibrant cultural welcome on arrival into Victoria Falls Airport I had recently. This was the start of a fantastic few nights of sightseeing, culture and wildlife through Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park. The brand new world class airport sets the scene for renewed energy in the tourism market place here. Now is the time to visit Zimbabwe and the famous Victoria Falls is the first stop. The water is pumping and there are some great activities on offer for the adrenalin seekers on the mighty Zambezi River – white water rafting, canoeing, bunji jumping, gorge swinging and more, and for those looking for a more relaxed type of experience you can enjoy a leisurely cruise, wander through the National Park to see the amazing Falls, named after the Queen Victoria, take a helicopter flight, or end the day with sundowner drinks at the very grand Victoria Falls Hotel. Just out of town you can interact with elephants and even take a ride, enjoy a game drive and bush dinner in a private game reserve that has the ‘Big Five’, be entertained with local foods and entertainment at the Boma – Place of Eating, and barter for some hand made souvenirs to bring home from the markets. Plenty to do!
A two hour drive from Victoria Falls took us to Hwange National Park for a few nights, where we saw some amazing wildlife, and stayed in some truly wonderful tented camps. The hospitality and warmth you find here is second to none, the guiding first class, accommodation in luxurious tented rooms, and such delicious food with dinner often enjoyed out under the clear and star-studded African sky.
Game drives are conducted in open vehicles, so nothing obscures your view of the animals, and walking safaris allow for a different perspective, a most exhilarating excursion.
When there is some down time during the day between activities and you are staying in camp with a spa, I would highly recommend taking the opportunity for a massage. Not to be missed!
If you would like to hear more or would like some suggestions for your trip then don’t hesitate to contact me…..