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VICTORIA FALLS

 

The Victoria Falls constitutes one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. The Local people call it "Mosi-oa-Tunya" -- the smoke that thunders and the Falls are remarkable. There is a magic about them manifested in the towering column of spray when the river is high, the thunder of the falling water, the terrifying abyss and tranquil lagoons upstream in which hippo and deadly crocodiles lurk. The Victoria Falls is 1 708 meters wide, making it the largest curtain of water in the world.  It drops between 90m and 107m into the Zambezi Gorge and an average of 550,000 cubic metres of water plummet over the edge every minute. Remarkably preserved in its natural state, Victoria Falls inspires visitors as much today as it did David Livingstone in the 1860's. The falls and the surrounding area have been declared National Parks and a World Heritage Site, thus preserving the area from excessive commercialisation.

BUMI HILLS - LAKE KARIBA

 

Operation Noah
This wildlife rescue operation from 1958-64 in Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) was of biblical proportions and was caused by the creation of Lake Kariba on the Zambezi River. As the gorge was dammed, and the Zambezi Valley flooded, animals were trapped on ever-diminishing islands and more than 6,000 were saved, and relocated to the mainland, by a gallant team of rangers led by the senior warden Rupert Fothergill.

Elephant, rhino, lion, zebra, antelope, warthog and many other species were rescued, even many snakes including the deadly black mamba.

MATOBO HILLS

 
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Matobo Hills, and situated only 45kms from Bulawayo. Tucked away into an ancient Bushman’s shelter between the granite domes and castle kopjes of the Matobo Hills, echo the essence of tranquility and the majesty of untamed Africa where mammal and bird species are prolific. Included here are the highest concentrations of Leopard and Black Eagle in the world, as well as a healthy population of the endangered Black and White Rhino.

HWANGE NATIONAL PARK

 

Hwange National Park is known as one of the few great elephant sanctuaries left in Africa, hosting the big 5, a wide selection of wildlife and over 400 bird species, making it a bird watchers haven, especially in the rainy season!

The species that populate the area are large herds of elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, black and white rhino, spotted and brown hyena, giraffe, zebra, impala, sable, roan, the African Wild Dog and much more.
 

 

 

     

VICTORIA FALLS

A Zambezi River Lodge

Situated in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River and only 5 km from the Victoria Falls.

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Situated adjacent to the Zambezi National Park approximately: 3km from Victoria Falls Town Centre.

 

Rainbow Victoria Falls

In Victoria Falls, only 0.5 km from town centre and 2 km from the Victoria Falls.

The Kingdom

Stunning architecture, which echoes the Victoria Falls but draws on the ancient Kingdom of Munhumutapa, with great domes, pillars, and bridges over the many water features.

Victoria Falls Hotel

The Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as “the grand old lady of the Falls”, is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park, a world heritage site, Zimbabwe.

     

BUMI HILLS

Bumihills Safari Lodge

All rooms have a view over the lake but the 10 Premiums are sublime with awe-inspiring sunrise-and-sunset vistas over the lake, historic Starvation Island and game-rich shoreline.

     

MATOBO HILLS

Camp Amalinda

In the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Matobo Hills, and situated only 45kms from Bulawayo. Tucked away into an ancient Bushman’s shelter, Camp Amalinda was voted top 3 Safari Lodge in Zimbabwe in 2010.

     

HWANGE NATIONAAL PARK

Ivory Game Lodge An area long favoured by the big game hunters – including Selous and van Rooyen – and protected by Matabele royal decree – Hwange’s 14,651 square kilometers host a vast panoply of wildlife.

Kapula Camp

Situated adjacent to the famous Masuma dam picnic site in the heart of Hwange National Park, the largest park in Zimbabwe, Kapula is a stone’s throw away from the Victoria Falls/Kasane/Kariba tourist hub.

Nehimba Camp

Nehimba Lodge combines luxury living, ultimate elegance and African charm all in one to provide you with a care free and an exceptional experience.

 

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