Touching down in Zimbabwe to see Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

The moment you step foot into the town of Victoria Falls you can hear the gushing sound of the falls and the mist rising up at the edge of the town on the Zimbabwe side. Victoria Falls borders both Zambia and Zimbabwe, but the Zimbabwe side gives you the best view.

With my two African newbies in tow (two friends from Australia) we ventured out to see the falls on the first day. It’s a lot more humid here than it was in Namibia, so sweating like a pig is a given and needing several litres of water a must.

My friend Emma and I at Victoria Falls

My friend Emma and I at Victoria Falls

The Falls themselves grew in size and impression as you followed the path from left to right. Like Niagara Falls there are different parts to the falls that make up what is called Victoria Falls. There were moments where you can’t help but get your camera wet – but it comes along with a nice spray shower that briefly cools you down.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Fireball Lily

Fireball Lily

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Top Tip: Make sure you have a decent size cool water bottle with you and be sure to stop at the cafe at the end to get a cold drink – it’s a nice treat after some long walking (it took us a few hours to get around the entire area).

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