What’s there to see?, is the first question most of the people ask me when I talk about a trip to Zimbabwe. Surprisingly, this country is full of natural beauty and has a lot of adventurous experiences to offer.
The main attraction is obviously the Victoria Falls, being situated on the Zambezi river dividing Zimbabwe and Zambia. 3 days are enough to take a good feel of this place. Start with Bulawayo, the city depicting different shades of Zimbabwe. Walking is the best way to explore this city, one can see different architectures, museums and interact with the locals, savour local delicacies and drinks.
In the evening take the overnight train to Victoria Falls. This place needs no introduction, a look and a walk through it depicts the immense beauty which is a treat to the eyes. Overlooking the Zambezi River, often being called as one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the largest stretch of flowing water, it amazes you with every look at every point. Also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya (The Smoke that Thunders) because of the immense intensity, and the multiple rainbows formed amongst the falls are a sheer treat to eyes. There are many spots to observe this spectacular natural wonder and most of the spots lie in the Zimbabwean side of the fall.
One can spend hours gazing at this beauty, also the way inside is completely natural and gives a feel of jungle. In the evening, the best idea is to enjoy sunset on a boat ride in Zambezi River with snacks, drinks and some African Music. Nights are quiet and calm in Victoria Falls but there are a few places which has live music and good food to enjoy with stargazing.
Victoria Falls is the home to many Adventures right from Bungee Jumping to River Rafting to Lion Walk to Free Fall and the List is endless, so keep a full day reserved to satisfy your adventure adrenalin. Bungee Jumping on the Victoria Falls Bridge is an amazing experience and also the Lion Walk, there are many agencies and service providers arranging these activities, trust me you’ll feel like doing everything but then have to see the Pockets also .
Next morning one can go to the neighbouring country Botswana to take an amazing Water and Land Safari in the Chobe National Park (Read More- Botswana, Naturally African) and can return the same evening from there again to Victoria Falls. In the same evening you can leave for the small town of Livingstone which is in Zambian side of Victoria Falls.
The most amazing experience is to enter Zambia walking from Zimbabwe by the bridge which separates the 2 countries, in just a matter of 10 minutes you’ll be in a different country getting your passport stamped.
It’s a bit offbeat, but trust me Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls won’t disappoint you at any point of time, so pack your bags and get into this wild and amazing destination to discover more.