Photos: Charles Brightman; Words: Marianne Betts One of the best places to spot wildlife in Victoria Falls is at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge which overlooks the Zambezi National Park and a waterhole that attracts many of the 103 species of mammals and 700 species of birds found in Zimbabwe. Elephant, buffalo, kudu, impala, warthog and…
Travelers to southern Africa often ask when the best time of year to do a safari is, and Victoria Falls in the green season can be as good a time as any. The “green season” is the low season in Southern Africa, typically between January and June, with much of it falling in the warm rainy months
With the resumption of flights into Victoria Falls in October, and Zimbabwe’s land borders set to re-open on December 1, now is the time to start planning that special getaway to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World!
The Zambezi River is one of the legendary rivers of the world, rising in Zambia, flowing through Angola, along the edges of Namibia and Botswana, between Zambia and Zimbabwe and to Mozambique before emptying into the Indian Ocean.
While the Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, is undoubtedly the main attraction, many visitors delight in discovering the unexpected hidden gems from beneath the lush canopy of the rainforest.
Travel restrictions imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have brought Zimbabwe’s top tourist destination to a standstill – the craft markets are closed, as are the many souvenir shops and hotels and the larger species of wildlife – particularly elephants – have returned to its quiet centre.
Victoria Falls is putting on its most glorious display of raw breath-taking beauty and intensity of the year, but with the rainy season over, in coming months it will drop to a fraction of its current volume.
Wildlife conservation efforts are under threat as vital funding for the Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (VFAPU) has been slashed as the economic impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic bites, prompting a heartfelt plea for support by head of operations Charles Brightman.
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge estate wildlife supervisor Moses Garira says the number visiting the Vulture Culture Experience daily had dwindled by more than half following a poisoning incident last June 130km away Botswana.
By Marianne Betts The countdown to the Victoria Falls marathon is on, and no one is more eager to compete than the nimble-footed Casper Mpofu, who is hoping to reclaim his title as hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism’s fastest runner. After being the fastest four times, completing the half marathon in a personal best…