Today is dedicated to exploring the falls. After an early breakfast, depart for Livingstone and the Victoria Falls National Park for a morning guided excursion (you may choose between visiting the Zambia or Zimbabwe side. 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.
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 a depth of over 330 feet.
The falls transform the placid Zambezi River into a ferocious torrent exploding into clouds of spray seen from miles away. Yet thanks to its remote location, the surrounding wilderness is peaceful and pristine.
Should you wish to book any optional excursions (such as the Flight of the Angels helicopter ride over the falls), this is the afternoon to do so. Your lodge staff can recommend options and assist with the reservations (additional cost). Or, return to the lodge in time for lunch and an afternoon activity such as a mokoro ride in a traditional canoe or a walk to the local village.
Accommodation: Islands of Siankaba Lodge, Zambezi River