The Victoria Falls which forms the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia border – is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Natural Heritage Site.
Viewing the Victoria Falls isn’t the only thing to do in the area. Here are four experience any traveller would enjoy when visiting this beautiful region in Southern Africa.
Zambezi Sunset Cruise
Travellers can experience a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Cruises leaving the Zambezi River Cruise Terminal are usually two hours long, meandering through the islands where travellers can see elephants, hippos and crocodiles on the banks of the river.
Culinary delights in the Vic Falls
The Dusty Road Victoria Falls (DRVF) is a traditional Zimbabwean restaurant opened last in August 2019 and is located in the township of Chinotimba.
This restaurant offers traditional Zimbabwean food cooked the traditional way on an open fire and in cast iron pots. Travellers can expect to enjoy game meat with sadza (mealie meal) and Chibuku which is locally produced beer.
The Shearwater Café is located in the centre of the small town of Victoria Falls has menu that fuses international cuisines with local twists such as their popular Crocodile Wasabi Wrap. This restaurant is decorated with photographic mural that highlight the beauty of Africa.
Although the Chobe National Park is in Botswana, many operators offer day trips from the Victoria Falls so travellers can get the most out of their southern African experience.
The park is well-known for the large herds of elephants and Cape buffalos crossing its floodplains. There are a number of ways to view these animals such as the boat cruises and game drivers. For those who wish to stay longer in Chobe, there are the Chobe houseboats.
Batoka Hike and Ndebele Village Tour
Victoria Falls is teeming with culture and tradition of both the Zambian and Zimbabwean people. The Batoka Hike is only a 40 minute drive thought the Zimbabwean countryside and offers travellers the chance to experience an authentic Ndebele homestead.
The local headman and his family show guests their decorated mud huts and their way of life such as looking after livestock, education in the village and the preparation of traditional meals.