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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Victoria Falls

Hi all

We at Island-Safari have recently updated our Victoria Falls website. Our Victoria Falls Accommodation section has been sub divided into 2 categories, namely; Zambia Accommodation and Zimbabwe Accommodation.

In Zambian side of Victoria Falls we listed the below properties:

And on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls:

Please feel free to explore our Victoria Falls Website at : www.victoria-falls-hotels.com or Royal Livingstone Hotel

Kind Regards

Island-Safari

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Island Safari – A New Beginning 2009

Welcome to our new-look Blog!

We have been a little quiet recently, but have decided to start 2009 with a fresh look, and a plan to keep you up to date with news and ideas for your Safari to Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.

Even with the economic situation (or because of it!), there are still some excellent deals on International flights from Europe to South Africa. Exchange rates have also made  South Africa an attractive destination, and Cape Town, at this time of year is enjoying excellent weather, and great experiences – whether you just want to explore, or if you prefer a trip to the Winelands – where wine has been produced for 350 years!

This is also an excellent time of year to visit Botswana, with the Okavango Delta hosting the annual migrant birds in their thousands. From now until April rates are very competitive… you can also easily combine Botswana with a visit to Victoria Falls (with accommodation either in Zambia or Zimbabwe), where the Falls are at their peak flow – an incredible site (and sound!).

Now onto the lastest news straight from Island Safari.

In The News

Zambia

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls is happy to report the release of 4 white rhino. At present this is the only Park in Zambia where you can view Rhino. You can visit the Park as part of your stay at Tongabezi Lodge, or as an additional excursion from a number of other properties in Livingstone.

Mosi-oa Tunya National Park

Mosi-oa Tunya National Park

South Africa

Cape Town’s Winchester Mansions Hotel has launched Grapes Gourmet and Gallery Evenings at Harvey’s Restaurant for guests who enjoy gourmet food, fine wine and art. During the course of the evening guests can marvel at art pieces from the Patrice Boussekey Eclectic Art Gallery featuring the artist Cobus van Bosch while sipping on signature wines from Vriesenhof Vineyards, Garagiste, Morgenhof Estate, Luddite Wines, Dornier Wines, Flagstone, Deetlefs Estate, Seidelberg Estate, Joubert-Tradauw Private Cellar, and Glen Carlou, Colmant Cap Classique and Champagne.

The evening comes to a close with an auctioning of items donated by Vriesenhof Vineyards. All proceedings from the auction are donated to StreetSmart, an organisation involved in the process of social normalisation and reintroducing children living on the streets back into society.The 2009 Grapes Gourmet and Gallery evenings will take place once a month.

Winchester Mansions

Winchester Mansions

New National ParkGarden Route National Park

The proposal for proclaiming the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) has been gazetted and the proclamation of the park is now only months away.
Regional manager of South African National Parks (SANParks) Garden Route, Mvusy Songelwa, says it is an exciting challenge for the area. “The National Park will be made up of the currently proclaimed Tsitsikamma and Wilderness National Parks, the Knysna National Lake Area, the Southern Cape Indigenous Forests and the associated fynbos Mountain Catchment Areas.”

Mozambique

Bazaruto Lodge has opened the doors of Bazaruto Spa, a spa and wellness facility with three treatment rooms as well as a deck area looking out to sea for open air treatments. A full range of spa treatments and therapies are now available, from foot massage focusing on reflex points, to the spa’s signature treatment, the Thalgo Ocean Memory Spa ritual. Thalgo treatment products are being used at the spa.

Snorkling At Bazaruto Lodge

Snorkling At Bazaruto Lodge

Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls Hotels – A New Look

Remember to check out our new look Chobe National Park site, located here: Chobe National Park

Also check out our Victoria Falls Hotels new look site as well: Victoria Falls Hotels

For feedback or any other query, don’t hesitate to email us at: info@island-safari.com