Like the Grand Canyon or the Taj Mahal, Victoria Falls is one of those earthly sights that surpass the most eager of expectations. Far and away from the world’s most enormous cataract, Mosi-oa-Tunya, the Smoke that Thunders, flings “a large lake’s worth of water 360 feet straight down every minute of every day, right before our delighted eyes”.
Some of our Classic Safaris—include a visit to the Falls, but this quick extension can be added to any of our trips; the earthshaking marvel is easy to get to, and impossible not to be impressed by.
Upon our arrival, our Travel Director and driver will take us to one of a couple of hotels we’ve chosen for their ambiance and proximity to the Falls. Either the elegant Royal Livingstone, one of Travel + Leisure’s Best Hotels in the World, or the sleek, colonial-era Victoria Falls Hotel, in a little pacific corner of Zimbabwe; an “incredible hotel,” one visitor called it, “with stunning views and just a 10-minute walk to the Falls.”
In the evening, we’ll take a sundowner cruise on the lushly banked Zambezi. This normally easy-going river enjoys a madcap escapade at the Falls before dutifully heading to its outlet in the Indian Ocean.
The next day we’ll helicopter over the Falls, an experience impossible to describe without harkening back to something David Livingstone wrote in 1855: “A scene so lovely [it] must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.” And in the afternoon, we’ll take a walking tour of the Falls from a variety of vantage points, getting close to its endless but untroubling thunder.
Depart Victoria Falls, for home, or onward in Africa or the world.
|Double Occupancy||from $2,730|
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