Best time to visit:
The climate varies according to the region, but the ideal times to leave are the so-called middle seasons (March, April and September to November) when the heat remains within acceptable temperatures.
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Recommended Antitific, Prophylaxis Antimalarial (chloroquine-resistant)
In this great adventure we rented a 4 × 4 truck in Johannesburg, South Africa and slowly we began the journey north to the mighty Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, crossing boundless landscapes, savannahs, rivers, still virgin islands and some of the most beautiful parks in Africa. We will sleep almost every night in tents, we will cook using our camping kitchen. In Zimbabwe we are enchanted by the majesty of one of the most powerful spectacles in all of Africa! Welcome to the Victoria Falls!
The exit stamp from Zambia appears on my passport ...
We cross the barrier right where a bridge begins!
“Excuse me for Zimbabwe? Straight ahead?" - I ask a guy with a big suitcase on his head!
“Yes, my brother!”
After the bridge a nice border policeman praises his Zimbabwe! The friendliness and cheerfulness of the people puts us in a good mood!
A colorful flag flutters on a large billboard that reads: "Welcome to Zimbabwe"
We are thirsty and we begin to see coca cola mirages everywhere!
We dive into the first room we find and we drain two cans each!
The center of Victoria Falls is full of little shops selling souvenirs and you come across many vans carrying white tourists, we are no longer used to it ...
As I walked I thought that if it wasn't for the falls, that place would have been yet another village of God-forgotten huts!
Mosi-oa-Tunya, the smoke that thunders, they call them the Victoria Falls in Makololo language, along the Zambezi River, a jump of 120 meters, 9,000 square meters of water per second, the most powerful waterfalls in the world. One of the places to see once in a lifetime. The falls straddle Zambia and Zimbabwe, discovered by Reverend David Livingstone, in 1855 when this part of the world was still called Rhodesia and was an English colony.
Arriving at the entrance to the Victoria Falls park, admission costs $ 30, calculate an average of 2 hours for visits to the park. There is a path that runs along the waterfall with different viewpoints, the show is wonderful, the sound is deafening, the light covers the atmosphere with rainbows.
When you come to the Falls, check what day of the month you are because on the night of the Full Moon the falls are open and not only because thanks to the moon everything is clear and visible, but because you will be able to see something that you may not be able to see ever again. , what they call the blue rainbow, the nocturnal rainbow that happens thanks to a lot of water and the light of the moon.
Wear trekking shoes with non-slip soles as the ground is very slippery. Protect your camera and leave it out for only as long as it takes for a shot. Wear a kway or better still the poncho that is often sold at the entrance, you will be more comfortable and will cover you more.
Perhaps the best way to get a full view is to fly over them in a helicopter (the cost starts at $ 125 per person for a 15-minute flight).
Stefy and I sit on a rock and literally abandon ourselves to observe this infinite flow of water which, coming from who knows where, after crossing and seeing who knows what, ends its run with this huge leap into the void!
It is time to go home, it will be difficult to return to the classic daily habits after this immense adventure!
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