Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Beauty of the Zambezi River

The Zambezi River is not Africa's largest river, but it has drawn so many people to its shores, waterfalls, intersections and lakes. The longest east-flowing river flows through six countries birthing in northern Zambia and meandering through Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique before spilling into the Indian Ocean.

Perhaps the most remarkable of destinations on the Zambezi River are the Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world where it makes a sudden 110m drop (possibly more - click here for more), and in Mana Pools, a world heritage site known for its thriving and huge variety of wildlife as well as its breathtaking landscape.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Cruise Boat or Jet Boat?

The first time that I heard the term "jet boat cruise", I immediately thought that it was probably a high speed boat jetting up the Zambezi River, splashing lots of water and making noise for the animals and people on the bigger more silent cruise boats along the way - and I’m sure I’m not the only one. The Jet boats that operate in Victoria Falls are certainly smaller than the big cruise boats, and use jet propellers, but they don’t make as much noise as I imagined. Much like the river cruise boats, jet boats move slowly on the river and the cruises are relaxed. So what is the difference?

The Darter Jet boat on the Zambezi River

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Bushtracks Express Launches in Victoria Falls

Taking off from the Victoria Falls Station in Zimbabwe, the Bushtracks Express has brought back the elegant and exciting trip to the Victoria Falls Bridge by Steam Train. The trips were launched on March 1st of this year and are run on a regular schedule every Tuesday and Friday.

The 512 Locomotive pulling 3 carriages

Monday, March 7, 2016

Zimbabwe Revises Visa Regime

The Department of Immigration issued a revised visa regime last week, changing visa requirements for citizens of more than 35 countries all over the world. A few changes in the three category lists were made to relax visa requirements.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Little Gorges @ Gorges Lodge

The view from a room at Little Gorges, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
A new tented lodging option has been added to the Imvelo Safari Lodges portfolio. Located 20kms from Victoria Falls, Little Gorges is perched on the edge of the Batoka gorges, just next to the thatched chalets of Gorges Lodge. With beautiful views of the gorges and the Zambezi River down below, the Little Gorges section "overlooks the dramatic junction of the Dibu Dibu River and the Zambezi, where black eagles and lanner falcons nest in the sheer cliff faces." - Imvelo Safari Lodges.