Victoria Falls is the ultimate destination for 2014. Recently named in the ‘Top Ten Best Regions to Travel’ by Lonely Planet, the town on the edge of the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe has much to choose from. Combining wildlife experiences with culture, art and adventure, there is something for everyone at one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
The Mecca of adventure travel, those young at heart travelling to the destination have a wealth of activities to chose from. You could find yourself bungee- jumping off one of the most famous bridges in the world, the grand Victoria Falls Bridge or wrestling the mighty Zambezi River waves whilst white-water rafting, or even taking a walk on the very wild side with the Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit. If it is adventure that you are searching for, Victoria Falls is the place for you.
However, if it is the quieter side of life that you find most appealing, sipping on a gin and tonic (the drink of African sunsets), exotic cocktail or something a little stronger, on-board a sunset cruise is always a winner or could be a favourite. There are a variety of vessels that cater for all budgets. The Zambezi Explorer, a three-tiered, solar powered boat, floats so silently past that not even the African Skimmers are bothered.
Game drives, elephant interactions, steam train trips, fishing expeditions and of course, wandering through the Victoria Falls Rainforest to emerge drenched by the magnificent Smoke that Thunders, the Victoria Falls are a firm favourite regardless of age. Take the kids to see which of the 1,8 million different colour possibilities is illuminating the Victoria Falls Bridge at night – it truly is a spectacle to behold.
Time may be spent wining and dining at world-class restaurants – the Mukuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, an a la carte dining experience that overlooks a stunning vista and a waterhole frequented by a variety of animals including, Elephant, Buffalo and Impala, serves a fabulous ‘Pumba Fillet’ and carries an extensive, international wine list. Amazulu, a local accapela company, make desert that much sweeter with their melodious Shona and Ndebele music. The town offers a variety of restaurants with spectacular views and varied dining options. For families with young children, The Boma-Place of Eating, is a fun night of interactive drumming, dancing, face-painting, fortune-revealing, story-telling adventure, all with an African flavour and delicious food. Eating a Mopani worm always goes down a storm with the boys!
It is often difficult as a family or small groups travelling together, to find accommodation that provides the space, privacy and pricing options. Families often have difficulties finding an environment that caters adequately for multi-generational travel and the differing needs and wants each member has. However, Victoria Falls has a wide ranging choice of lodgings. Lokuthula Lodges, replete with rustic charm, are a great value-for-money, family friendly option. Kids , parents and grandparents alike love the swimming pool and being entertained by the resident warthogs as they root around the lush garden lawns. Lokuthula Lodges can be booked on a self-catering or bed-and-breakfast basis.
If you are looking for an elegant, luxurious retreat, opening on the 20th December 2013, are 6 Victoria Falls Safari Suites. The Safari Suites, come in 2 or 3 bed-roomed options and are designed with families and close-knit groups in mind. The Victoria Falls Safari Suites are a child-friendly, high-end product that offers the freedom of space and the luxury of intimacy without compromising on comfort. The Suites are spacious enough to enjoy the family holiday without feeling on-top of one another.
Hosting the annual Jameson Vic Falls Carnival in December, the tough but beautiful Vic Falls marathon and 3 day Mountain Bike Challenge in June, the town is a truly multi-faceted destination with something to offer all ages and requirements. Victoria Falls, is certainly the ultimate destination.
For more information contact : Africa Albida Tourism