Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, fascinate us humans with their power and beauty. The placid and wide Zambezi River suddenly plunges into a 100m high abyss transforming it into raging and furious torrents of water. Creating the largest curtain of water in the world.

This remarkable natural wonder has been responsible for the creation of the largest playground in the world. Not only is this destination packed with just about every adrenaline-pumping sport imaginable, but there are also a host of other activities for the less crazy.

Where else on this amazing planet of ours can you do all this in one place?

* Gaze in awe at one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
* Stand at the edge of the world’s largest waterfall and soak up the endless spray.
* Whitewater rafting on a grade five river, ranked among the best in the world.
* Bungee jump from one of the highest jumps in the world.
*Boogie board on this same grade 5 river, definitely not for the faint of heart.
* Fly through canyons on thrilling zip lines.
* Gorge swing: Free fall 70m before a rope lifts you up.
* Perform exciting helicopter flips over and around the falls.
* Walk with Lions.
* Ride on African Elephants.
* Ultralight on unsurpassed beauty.
* Play golf between Warthog and Impala.
* Fish some of the best waters for the renowned Tiger Fish.
* Gently cruise the upper Zambezi River and watch for prolific animals and birds.
* Kayak above and below Victoria Falls. Hopefully not on the same trip.
* See the Big Five on a stunning African safari – spectacular scenery and game play.

The list doesn’t end there, it goes on and on. Few would say that this is the adventure capital of the world. The magic and mystery of Africa is a disease that gets into your blood, those born here are already highly infected and those who visit will soon succumb to this incurable bug.

This mistake has baffled people for centuries, many of them famous like David Livingstone, the famous explorer, felt compelled to return again and again, each time the love becomes deeper than before, trapping them in a disease that defies all description.

It has been said many times “Once you have drunk the waters of the mighty Zambezi you will always thirst and have to return.” These symptoms are extraordinary, you can’t pinpoint exactly what they are, but your life will never be the same again, I promise you that.

It is deep in your heart, your senses are sharpened and everything in life takes on a greater dimension. The red orb of a sunset, the mighty reverberating roar of a male lion, or the soft song of a Cape Turtle Dove in the still heat of midday will grip your heart with such fury that you won’t be able to stop talking about your African Experience.

You will find that people seem to be from a bygone era, an era that one sometimes longs for. A simpler life, but a larger life and a life that is not engrossed with modern complications. These people have a spirit of adventure almost as if they were Livingstone themselves. In essence they are explorers since Africa has not yet been domesticated…

Have fun… but don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *