“Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.” – David Livingstone
Take a laid-back hike down to the Boiling Point, passing troops of baboons along the way; witness a brave bungee jumper take the plunge from the famous bridge overhead; enjoy a refreshing sundowner on the deck of the uber-luxurious Royal Livingstone hotel; ramble down the river in a canoe hoping to spot a herd of hippo sunning themselves on the banks; savour a delicious breakfast in the true Old Colonial tradition on Livingston island; or – if you’re there at the right time of year – dare to go for a dip in Devil’s Pool, a natural infinity pool perched on the edge of the Falls.
With so much to do and see, and be awe-inspired by, it’s clear why Zambia has earned itself the title of ‘one of southern Africa’s up-and-coming holiday destinations’. One of the safest countries on the continent – and easily accessible via Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone or Kenneth Kaunda International Airport just outside Lusaka – Zambia offers its visitors 17 waterfalls, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site (the Victoria Falls) and 19 national parks, including Kafue and South Luangwa which is regarded as ‘the birthplace of the walking safari’.
The Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world.
The Victoria Falls is one of the most significant natural geographical features of the Zambezi River, and one of the world’s most famous, and arguably most beautiful, waterfall formations.