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Monday, October 17, 2011

Victoria Falls Safaris show tourists the best of the attractions

Wet or dry? Once you arrive at Victoria Falls lodges on the Zambia side, that’s all you have to decide. Do you want your tour guide to show you around on water or on land?


Victoria Falls safaris incorporate canoeing on the upper and lower Zambezi River for a completely different vantage point of all the animals that frequent the river banks and surrounds.


River cruises are another tamer touring option compared to white-water rafting, which is guaranteed to get your adrenalin pumping on day trips or expeditions.


Mosi-O-Tunya National Park incorporates the Victoria Falls as it stretches about 12km along the upper Zambezi. It’s a good ‘dry’ tour if you want to see antelope, zebra, giraffe and the only white rhinos to have a safe haven in the country.


Victoria Falls lodges like the Victoria Falls Hotel provide quick access to Namibia, Botswana and Zambia if you have time to wander beyond the immediate vicinity of this world-renowned landmark and its nearby attractions. The Victoria Falls Hotel is perched on the edge of the Batoka Gorge with a view of the railway bridge named after the spectacle.


Bear in mind that even on a ‘dry’ tour, you must be prepared to get a little wet for the spray from the ‘Smoke that Thunders’ is far-reaching.


Attempting the world's highest free-standing bungee jump from the Victoria Falls bridge is one way to get your adrenalin pumping. Hot air ballooning is something else to do from a great height, and provides unforgettable views of this natural wonder.


The conventional day and night game drives; traditional, cultural, Zambezi Nature Sanctuary and Falls tours; horseback and elephant trails are highly recommended too.


David Livingstone’s discovery of the Victoria Falls in November 1855 is commemorated through Livingstone Island and Livingstone Town. The Island is where he first sighted the Falls, which are so large that they are identified in five parts, namely: the Devil's Cataract, Cataract Island, the Main Falls, Rainbow Falls and the Eastern Cataract.

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