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Travel Blogs from Victoria Falls
... as it’s stinking hot The Falls are impressive, but not as good as Iguassu Falls in our opinion.
Watch a number of tourists doing a tour that entails walking along the rim of the Falls, swimming when necessary, to get to a pool in the middle of the Falls. Apparently it’s pretty safe, but it looks dangerous from where we are.
Down where the river exits to the gorge proper, we wait a long time for a rubber raft to shoot the rapids, ...
We got stand by tickets to Livingstone this morning at 8:00 to see
“the smoke that thunders.”
After taking about 500 pictures and rock jumping in the water at
the top of the falls we hiked down 690 metres to the boiling point
where the waters meet and churn exciting whitewater rapids. They say
there are baboons by the falls, but we didn’t see any. We did see ...
... narrow gorge below. You can see the spray from kilometres away and sometimes reaches up to 400 m. The local name is Mosi oa Tunya meaning the 'smoke that thunders'. It's a rather impressive sight. But with that out of the way and completed by 10am and no way on earth we could justify a $250 12 minute helicopter flight over the falls, the 'only' other option was to change country for something to do. So, we decided Zambia would be the best place to have lunch. ...
... peak district, the next the cornwall coast, and the next day it's like being in Lord of the Rings. It's a lot greener than we expected, and we quickly learnt why the road from Cape Town to Jo'berg is known as The Garden Route.
Over the next few days we visited an ostrich farm (Emma rode an ostrich, much to the ostriches dislike!), explored the Cango Caves and had surf lessons on pristine beaches. When we reached Jeffrey's Bay Emma, myself and Sam (off ...
... on Friday at 4:30 am. Since it would have been impossible to get from my homestay to UB's campus that early, I packed up my things Thursday night in pitch darkness from there being no power and headed back to campus to stay with people in the dorms. I ended up not sleeping and just staying up until we left so I could sleep on the 12 hour drive there. We got into Zimbabwe early evening and did not have any issues crossing the border. It was about a ...