Africa will always be an exciting destination for me, and one that I have yet to fully explore. Victoria Falls is high on my list of places to visit & the folks at CheapOair are giving away a pair of tickets to visit Victoria Falls. I’ve already entered, and below are some ideas they’ve shared with me that you shouldn’t miss!
-Trek to the falls
Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, is a must see when visiting Zimbabwe. Part of two national parks, Mosi-oa-Tunya and Victoria Falls Zimbabwe National Parks, this wonder is the largest waterfall in the world as it relates to volume and stretches a mile long. Tourists may visit the falls all year round, but those who wish to see the full power of the falls should visit in late spring and early summer as that is the time of year when the flood waters from the Zambezi River are high. Preserved in its natural state, the falls can be viewed on a walk throught either parks or tourists can take flight to view them from above.
Fun Fact: Mosi-oa-Tunya, which means “The Smoke that Thunders” is what the local people of Zimbabwe named the falls because its sprays can reach up to 1,000 ft. into the sky.
Its fitting to take in every aspect of wild life when visiting Africa. When in Zimbabwe visit Hwange National Park, the largest game park in the country. Hwange National Park has over 100 mammals – including leopards, rhinos and zebras – and is well known for its large population of elephants. In addition to offering opportunities to see some of the world’s most exotic animals, Hwange provides visitors with a variety of lodging options from campsites to luxurious accommodations. The best time to visit Hwange and all that it has to offer is to visit from April to September, as this is the driest season.
Take a plunge at “Devil’s Pool”
Take a dip atop Victoria’s Fall in what the locals call the Devil’s Pool, a natural swimming hole that gives way to a 360 ft. beautiful drop off. Tourists can swim in Devil’s Pool May through October – when the water level of the falls are low enough for the pool to appear. To get here, tourists are led – by a guide – along a rocky path and then swim in the Zambezi river to reach this watering hole. Try not to scream your head off as I hear it’s quite the thrill seeker experience-the rock lip will bring you to a halt as the raging waters on the river crashes over the cliffs a few feet away.
The contest begins January 19th and wraps up February 1st.
You can enter to win & see contest rules by clicking here