Last summer I spent four amazing days representing Zimbabwe with my jewellery at an art fair in Oxfordshire; amongst the memories I left with were the number of people who stopped by my table to reminisce on their visit to Zimbabwe, frequently mentioning Victoria Falls; and what really made my day was hearing how most of them had visited within the last few years. The Victoria Falls is a must see Africa travel destination; and is a place that holds a special place in my heart; not only did I get to work on some of the brands established in the area including the luxurious Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and Elephants Walk Shopping Village; I won a competition to visit it when I was about ten and made the exciting trip with my Dad having such a wonderful day that I vividly remember to this day. Providing a spectacular backdrop to an area filled with legend and creativity; the thundering Victoria Falls is also known as the ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’, which translates as the ‘smoke that thunders’ in the local dialect, words that aptly describe it.
[Image credit: The Victoria Falls – Illustrations Photography]
There is no denying Victoria Falls is a big draw, however over the last decade much of Zimbabwe has suffered from a decline in tourists, but ‘the Falls’ to give them their nickname have been holding their own, continuing to pull in visitors and have been predicted to become one of 2011 must see destinations, sources tell me the area is getting busier which is fantastic news for a place that needs to be seen as words cannot describe the feeling you get watching volumes of water thundering down the mighty gorge, filling the air with its deafening noise; it truly is amazing.
Current prices range from: USD$245-USD$485 per person per night
For further information and bookings visit: www.victoria-falls-safari-lodge.com
To find out more about self catering visit: www.lokuthulalodges.com
To find out more about the Boma restaurant visit: www.thebomarestaurant.com
To find out more about MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant visit: www.africaalbidatourism.com