ZIMBABWE offers the visitor a host of natural wonders, not least of which is the legendary Victoria Falls. Mosi-Oa-Tunya – the smoke that thunders, stretches over 1.5 km as it plunges over 100m into the Zambezi gorge below. When David Livingstone saw the Falls for the first time in 1855, he wrote “Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight” and today visitors can take the Flight of Angels. a helicopter or light aircraft flight over the Falls which gives you the ultimate view of this magnificent wonder.
The energetic can enjoy the thrills of white water rafting, canoeing, bungee-jumping or just relaxing on a sundowner cruise surrounded by a spectacular African sunset. Separating Zimbabwe from Zambia, the great Zambezi River thunders over the Falls while crocodile and hippo lurk in the placid lagoons upstream. In Victoria Falls winter days are dry and sunny with temperatures around 20°C. Summer temperatures average between 25°C and 38°C during the day with the hottest month being October. The rainy season is from November to March.
Visa and Mastercard accepted in most hotels. Cash, preferably in US$ or ZAR in small denominations. The official language is English. Visitors are advised to take precautions against Malaria. Shoppers will find a large selection of arts and crafts and local curios of interest.