Victoria Falls, discovered by Livingstone in 1855 and named after then reigning Queen Victoria.

The quick boat ride up until the edge.

The walking tour to view the falls from different angles before and after crossing the bridge.

Then the helicopter flight for a 360 degree view of the majestic falls shared by Zambia and Zimbabwe.

All 3 ways , plus more, to see Victoria Falls can’t be missed. With rainbows a dime a dozen in this area, how can you go wrong?


Bungee-Jumping , anyone?


Rainbows a certainty in this part of the world.

Bungee-jumping not for me. Nor micro light flying. Or white water rafting through the Zambesi River. No thanks. No high-octane activity for me. No chance of dicing with Death. Not this soon. Can only go as far as a heli flight. But that is not to say one should miss the walking tour and the boat ride to the edge. If you’re lucky, you’re bound to meet up with some elephants up the river. Or hippos. Also crocs. Don’t you think that’s enough excitement without having to jump off the bridge?


Fancy meeting you here, Mr. Elephant!


The Smoke that Thunders!

Sitting on rocks by the edge, I listened to the gushing waters of Victoria Falls. Sat there. Immobile. Still. Mesmerized. The sound of gushing waters can be quite hypnotic. Then slowly looked down and checked out the end of the rainbow. It’s a lovely day to be out with temp a perfect 23 C. Wisps of steam coming off the falls as I peered down. Thank God the early fog had lifted. But too bad Devil’s Pool is not open for wading/swimming adventurers because of the high water level in the pool. I would have loved to wade through its waters to reach the very edge. In fact I was ready with my swimwear under my jumper dress.


Zambia on your left. Zimbabwe on your right.

On our helicopter flight, we flew over a bush veld and found more elephants. The Batoka Gorge is awesome! And the flight through its gorge over the Zambezi river approximates starring in some action-adventure movie the likes of Star Wars and Indiana Jones. As with my other adventures in Africa, I wish to remember every detail of this trip with gratitude in my heart. So thankful for this blessing!

A bit of trivia: Livingstone was only 42 when he discovered Victoria Falls in 1855. He died of Malaria and Dysentery. Britain took his body back but the Zambians took his heart out to remain in Zambia where locals feel it belongs. Dr. Livingstone, I presume? 


Helicopter flying right into the Batoka Gorge!


Check out the elephants on the island………..


Another rainbow!

If you have 9 minutes, watch this video clip of our heli-flight over Victoria Falls.