Early risers may wish to join the guide on a short birding walk as the surrounding jungle comes alive or enjoy coffee on your deck. After breakfast, you transfer approximately one hour to the Victoria Falls National Park for a guided excursion.
No description, no matter how vivid, can prepare you for the reality of Victoria Falls. Natives call it “the smoke that thunders.” Geologists call it “the greatest-known curtain of falling water,” and “Seventh Wonder of the Natural World.” The majestic Zambezi River sends more than 500 million cubic meters of water per minute plummeting over the edge of this massive gorge, with a width of one-and-a-quarter miles and over 330 feet deep.
The falls transform the placid Zambezi River into a ferocious torrent exploding into clouds of spray seen from miles away. Follow a series of trails along the rim with various viewpoint and, if you don’t mind getting wet, cross the bridge to the rainforest point where you really experience the full power of the falls. A choice of visiting the falls on the Zambian or Zimbabwean side is included. During the dry season (August through November), you may wish to secure a KAWA Visa in order to visit the Zimbabwean side of the falls where water runs year-round.
Late afternoon, return to your lodge for relaxation and perhaps a short mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) ride around the island before joining your fellow companions around the fire pit for a sundowner under the stars.
Please Note: Should you wish to add on any optional Victorian Falls excursions such as the “Flight of the Angels” helicopter ride over the falls, these can be booked through your lodge. Due to the distance of the falls from the lodge, it is recommended that you book these for the same day you visit the falls (day three of your extension). (All meals, beverages, and optional lodge activities included.)