Welcome to the heart of Southern Africa, where two nations, Zambia and Zimbabwe, share one of the natural wonders of the world – Victoria Falls, or as it’s locally known, Mosi-oa-Tunya, “The Smoke That Thunders”. Prepare for an exhilarating journey that unveils the power and beauty of Mother Nature.
Start your adventure at Victoria Falls, one of the world’s largest and most spectacular waterfalls. Stand in awe of the immense wall of water, over a mile wide, cascading down into the gorge below. With its thunderous roar and the mist that rises above the falls, creating permanent rainbows, it’s a sight that will take your breath away.
Experience the falls from different perspectives. On the Zambian side, journey to the Knife-Edge Bridge for an up-close view of the Eastern Cataract or take a heart-pounding swim in the Devil’s Pool, a natural infinity pool right on the edge of the falls. From Zimbabwe, marvel at the Main Falls from the Victoria Falls Rainforest, a viewpoint that offers panoramic views of the waterfall.
Beyond the falls, both countries offer rich wildlife experiences. In Zambia, venture into South Luangwa National Park, known as one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. Embark on walking safaris, night drives, or even canoeing safaris on the Zambezi River.
Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, the largest park in the country, offers exceptional game viewing. Home to over a hundred mammal species, including one of the largest elephant populations in the world, Hwange promises a remarkable wildlife experience.
Both Zambia and Zimbabwe are rich in culture and heritage. In Zambia, visit the Livingstone Museum to learn about the country’s history and the explorer Dr. David Livingstone, after whom the town is named. In Zimbabwe, explore the Great Zimbabwe National Monument, an ancient city that stands as a testament to a culture of great complexity and grandeur.
Your culinary journey will be as diverse as your experiences. Try traditional Zimbabwean dishes like sadza (cornmeal staple) and biltong (dried, cured meat), or Zambian specialities like nshima (maize porridge) and ifisashi (greens in peanut sauce).
Zambia and Zimbabwe offer an extraordinary combination of natural wonder, vibrant wildlife, rich culture, and warm hospitality. So, come and immerse yourself in the magic of “The Smoke That Thunders”.
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