Welcome to Africa! You will be met at the door of your aircraft in Johannesburg and assisted through to your onward flight to Victoria Falls, where you will be met and transferred to your first safari camp, Zambezi Sands. The iconic town of Victoria Falls, which is affectionately known as “Vic Falls”, is set on the southern bank of the Zambezi River, at the western end of the mighty Victoria Falls. Zimbabwe’s prime tourist destination and a magnet for visitors from around the world Vic Falls has a rich and romantic history. Discovered in 1855 by explorer and missionary David Livingstone, the railway from Cape Town arrived in 1904 and the landmark 198 meter long Victoria Falls Bridge, spanning the immense Zambezi River gorge and linking Zimbabwe with Zambia, was built in 1905. With its welcoming small town atmosphere Vic Falls is home to a seemingly endless number of activities – there is literally something for everyone. The world’s wildest white water rafting, canoeing, helicopter flips, canopy tours and adventure slides, river cruises, golf and bungee jumping. An impressive array of arts and crafts is showcased by talented local artists in the open air curio market as well as at a number of gallery’s and shops throughout town.
One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Victoria Falls is one of Africa’s greatest geographical features. At 1700 meters wide and over 100 meters in height visitors cannot fail to be inspired and amazed by the sheer size, power and beauty of the thundering curtain of water which can be gazed upon from 16 view points along a network of trails through the surrounding rainforest. Reaching their zenith in April/May, the Falls are at their most powerful and impressive between the months of February and July. At high water the dense plume of spray can rise up to 500 meters into the air and is visible from as much as 20 kilometers away, justifying why the falls are still commonly referred to by their local name of Mosi-oa-Tunya – “the smoke that thunders”. Even during the low water months of October and November when the Falls become dry for much of their length the view from the Zimbabwe side won’t disappoint. Three nights Zambezi Sands River Camp. All meals and local drinks.