In Victoria Falls it has been a slow start to the year, we are told by many of our agents that clients have been worried about EBOLA and so have avoided travel to Southern Africa! Although the nearest case of Ebola to this region has been recorded over 5000km away it seems the whole of Africa has been rubbed from a few peoples’ travel charts for this window in time. This is changing and as we now see, thank goodness, the EBOLA crisis beginning to slow, we are also seeing an increase in both travellers and an upsurge in enquiries for travel to this amazing region once again.
The sting of the summer is disappearing fast and the rains are beginning to slow down. The water level in the mighty Zambezi River has not risen to levels of recent years and is not expected to do so as the rainfall across the catchment area has been mediocre.
Of particular note in our little village is the major progress on the construction of the new 24 room wing of the Ilala lodge. I have wondered past the construction site a couple of times over the past week and found that the room blocks have begun to take shape. The team that is doing the majority of the work Kiggen Construction is certainly giving it their full attention with spot lights in the evenings and weekends shortened to allow for work.
The new wing will have an amazing view across the thick woodland that surrounds the Victoria Falls and the spray will be seen directly in front of the rooms some 1km distant.
Correspondent VF24 – 5
Here’s a series of pictures