VICTORIA FALLS & LOWER ZAMBEZI
Victoria Falls is one of the seven wonders of the natural world, providing breathtaking views of the mighty Zambezi River as it plunges 300 feet below creating a cloud of water and mist that can be seen from miles away. This we call Mosi-oa-tunya - the smoke that thunders.
Victoria Falls offers many adventures, white water rafting, canoes, jet boats, sunset cruises, helicopters and the mighty Victoria Falls.
LOWER ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK
The Lower Zambezi National Park lies on the north bank of the Zambezi River in south eastern Zambia. On the opposite bank is Zimbabwe's Mana Pools National Park. The two parks sit on the Zambezi flood plain ringed by mountains, the area is a world heritage site.
This is where I take you to see the animals.
DAY 1 - I will be waiting for you when you land at Livingstone Airport in Zambia. Lunch at the Royal Livingstone. Unwind and an afternoon walk around the Falls.
DAY 2 - Early start, walk with young Lions, walk with Cheetah and ride Elephant. Lunch, then an afternoon sunset cruise. Dinner at hotel
DAY 3 - Half day white water rafting,lunch and shopping in the local curio market. Dinner at my favourite restaurant in town.
DAY 4 - Walk to see the Falls from the Zimbabwe side. After lunch it’s Jet boats up the rapids at 100 km an hour, with a helicopter ride back over the falls. Dinner in the Boma, with traditional meats and food.
DAY 5 - After breakfast we fly to the Lower Zambezi N.P. Lunch in camp and an afternoon game drive looking for Lion in the area. Dinner in camp.
DAY 6 - Morning drive, after lunch a power boat takes us up stream to an Island , where we sleep for the night.
DAY 7 - After breakfast we canoe down the river watching wildlife, silently drifting with the current. Dinner in camp.
DAY 8 - Morning and afternoon game drive, dinner in camp.
Day 9 - After morning drive and breakfast we fly to Lusaka, Zambia’s capital for our International flights back home.
There are many lodges in Zambia and in Zimbabwe to fit your budget and experience. Royal Livingstone Hotel works for me, it is a close walk to the falls, curio market and the Zimbabwe border.
The Lower Zambezi N.P. has small private camps in the reserve, where the Elephant walk through the camp in the heat of the day. That work for me, lunch becomes an adventure as well.
Lions are great pretenders, and use vocal sounds to mark their territories, especially at night when sound travels. At the junction of rivers Lions will call telling other Lions that this is their territory, knowing that their neighbours will not cross the river. So camps at river junctions hear more nocturnal predators. I choose these camps, to try and maximise your adventure.
If at 5H00AM over morning coffee, before game drive, you tell me “I you could not sleep because the animal noises kept me awake.” I have achieved my goals for that night, for your African Adventure is now.