Travel Blogs from Victoria Falls
After 22 hours of traveling and almost missing my connecting flight I have finally made it to the town of Victoria Falls where I will be staying for the next two weeks. Bad news I didn't sleep an ounce on the plane. Good news, that meant I got to watch both the sunset and sunrise out the plane window which was pretty cool since we basically flew …
We arrived late the afternoon, grabbed dinner and off to bed as tomorrow is a big day.
First on the itinarary is white river rafting. Exhilirating and so much fun. There are 2 options you can choose from. To row or not to row. The most fun = row. Everything is hunky-dory until they tell you after an adrenalin-rush of white river rafting that …
... a scam to get money. JoLynn's visa cost $30 and mine was $55 because I am British!
Hotel is amazing has an outdoor feel with restaurants etc. all open with no windows or doors. The rooms are beautiful and quite modern with a view of the Zambezi river. The building are all thatched. Included some photos.
Went for a sunset ...
So today I learned that it's really cold here in the morning. We went through orientation for all the different projects run by the ALERT program. These include lion encounter (which I will be working on), field research, and community which involves going into the local school, orphanage, and nursing home. We were given a tour of the lion facility and bush area and learned about the lion release program. Then we got a tour of the town of Victoria falls and got a chance to ...
... where we were going for an Elephant Back safari. When we arrived we were briefed on the safety rules for the ride and then we paired off into twos and went to a stand to mount the elephants. The elephants where lead to the platform by their handlers and each pair of riders was assisted on the seat behind the handler. Michelle and I were on a 12 year old male elephant named Deka who was named after a river in Zimbabwe. Deka was found as and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking