ZIMBABWE

Lake Kariba


Victoria falls /Mosi-Oa-Tunya - The smoke that thunders" is a local name for Africa's most famous waterfall thundering over a 100m-high cliff . The falls are the largest waterfalls in the world so strong that the spray can be seen 20 miles away. They are about 1000 km from the source of water, the Zambezi River in Western Zambia. The sound is thunderous as you approach the falls, a true reminder of the beautiful and magnificence of nature. This site was named a UNESCO World Heritage site for good reason.

One of the best ways to view the falls is in a light plane called the ‘Flight of the Angels.’ Also, another way to see the grandiosity of the falls is to walk across the bridge to Livingstone, Zambia to view the magnificent sprays from the opposite side of the gorge.

There are a number of trails that lead through the rainforest surrounding the thundering Falls. Travellers can wander through the trials and meditate amongst the shrubbery. Visitors also can try viewing the falls from various vistas, including the Devil's Cataract towards the west of the abyss...

Other activities in the area:

Walking with lions

Elephant back safari

Bungi Jumping

The Matopos - A World Heritage site, and famous for its balancing granite rocks. Baboons and monkeys are frequent sights, and it has the largest concentration of leopard in the country. However these animals are secretive and rarely seen. The whole Matopos National Park area is protected and fenced. Within the National Park is the small Game Park where Rhinos have been relocated from Hwange; because of its small size, you are almost bound to come across rhinos at close range.

The Ruins of Great Zimbabwe – this UNESCO world heritage site may have been the capital of a vast Gold and Ivory trading empire. The largest stone structure in Africa outside Egypt was the capital of the Queen of Sheba, according to an age-old legend – are a unique testimony to the Bantu civilization of the Shona between the 11th and 15th centuries. The city, which covers an area of nearly 80 ha, was an important trading centre and was renowned from the Middle Ages onwards.