Victroria Falls – A Natural Wonder

Since the Victoria Falls are one of the destinations that we cover, we thought it would be a great idea to share some informative info on this beautiful place, and maybe get you exited to take a trip down there.

Victoria Falls

There is no doubt that the Victoria Falls is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, and high on the list of places to be visited world-wide. The Falls are on the mighty Zambezi River, and at this point on the River forms the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Therefore visitors have the chance of viewing the magnificent waterfall from either country. Opinions vary as to which view is best – and there are merits to both arguments. With a length of some 1 700 metres, and a drop of 80 – 108 metres, Victoria Falls is definitely a spectacle. It is worth remembering though, that the Zambezi River’s flow changes on a seasonal basis.

At The Edge Of The Falls

The waters of the River start in Angola, and are thus at the mercy of the rainfall in the catchment area. Visitors can enjoy the Falls all year round, in terms of the beauty of the scenery, and the variety of activities in and around the River. Remember though, that the actual water levels (and thus the flow over the Falls themselves) varies greatly.

The water flowing over the Falls is at its greatest from April to June, and at its lowest from October to December. If you want to enjoy the incredible power and beauty of the waters then you want to look at travel from April to June – when you are literally drenched in the Spray, but this means that the famous River rafting is not available.

If you travel from July, you can enjoy rafting again, and still get an idea of the sheer size of the area that the Falls covers. You can also enjoy a lunch on Livingstone Island, close to the edge of the Falls. Which ever time of year you choose, there is a lot to do and see in Victoria Falls, and neighbouring Livingstone. The famous Doctor himself first saw the Falls in November of 1855, and still found them breathtaking!

Remember to visit our Royal Livingstone Hotel, Kingdom Hotel and Victoria Falls Hotels sites for bookings and more info.

Victoria Falls Aerial View

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The Zambezi, Hippos and British Airways

Hi Guys

Welcome to another Island Safari blog update.

Just a reminder, check back to this blog  on Monday, when we will post our next recipe.It will be worth it, as always.

Read and be informed.

The Zambezi River

The Zambezi River is reaching its annual high levels, which means that the White Water Rafting season is at and for the next few months. The Zambezi is known to have the best 1 day White Water Rafting in the world, but the seasonal high water levels make even this River too much to handle.

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Gorongosa National Park

Following the relocation of six elephants in September 2008, Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique has received five hippos from iSimangaliso Wetland Park in South Africa. The five hippos represent the first shipment of 30 hippos that iSimangaliso Wetland Park offered to Gorongosa National Park. Hippo relocation is part of the Gorongosa National Park project’s goal to restore the Gorongosa ecosystem. They keep grasses short and palatable for other herbivores that cannot feed on long grass. Additionally, introducing more hippos with different characters will improve the genetic pool of future generations.

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Bristis Airways – Special Bag Charge

Effective April 1, British Airways will introduce a Special Bag Charge (SBC) for certain items of checked baggage, which, according to the carrier, will help to cover the additional cost of handling these items. In addition, BA will introduce consistent maximum dimensions for a standard checked bag of 90cm X 75cm X 43cm. Other key changes will include the introduction of a 25 handling fee for oversized bags between 90cm X 75cm X 43cm and 240cm X 65cm X 75cm and a 25 handling fee for all firearms.

Have a nice day.

The Island Safari Team

Published in: on March 13, 2009 at 12:51 pm  Leave a Comment  
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