Victoria Falls – Adventure Extension
2 Nights / 3 Day Victoria Falls Extension To our ‘An African Culinary Adventure’ Staying at the Victoria Falls Hotel
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Windhoek to Victoria Falls
Upon arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will be met by our partners and transferred to The Victoria Falls Hotel where you will check-in for the next two nights.
VICTORIA FALLS TOWN
Situated on the southern banks of the mighty Zambezi River is the quaint town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, it is a travellers and adrenaline junkies Mecca.
There are a host of adventure activities to participate in from activities on the river such as white water rafting, boogie boarding or jet boat trips to the 100m bungee jump on the bridge across the gorge.
The towns many bars and markets provide the weary traveller with an ice cold Zambezi beer or an opportunity to do some curio shopping.
HISTORY ABOUT THE TOWN:
The original Victoria Falls town was called Old Drift, established as a wild west-style trading settlement on what is now the Zambian riverbank, shortly after David Livingstone’s reports about the Falls began attracting Anglo traders. At the turn of the century, malaria started taking its toll and Old Drift was shifted to the site of present-day Livingstone in Zambia. The Zambezi Gorge was first bridged for the abortive Cape-to-Cairo railway in 1902, and with the railway came the first influx of tourists.
The Original Victoria Falls Hotel was constructed in 1906 and, 66 years later, the growing village was granted town status.
Humans have lived around Victoria Falls for thousands of years. The first known name for the falls was Shongwe, given to it by the Tokaleya people who inhabited the area prior to the Nguni invasions. Later, the Ndebele changed the name to Amanza Thunquayo, or Water Rising as Smoke. The late-arriving Makalolo, a tribe of refugees from the Nguni invasions, changed it yet again, this time to Mosi-oa-Tunya or Smoke that Thunders.
On 16 November 1855, Scottish missionary David Livingstone was brought to the falls by the Makalolo in a dugout canoe and, Livingstone promptly renamed it in honour of the queen.
This afternoon you will go on a guided Falls Tour and see the majestic waterfalls. Remember to take your camera along. After the Falls Tour, you can freshen up as you will be collected for a very special Zimbabwean experience – The Boma Dinner.
The Victoria Falls Hotel
The Victoria Falls Hotel overlooking the Victoria Falls Bridge and gorge is one of the most famous hotels in Africa. Victoria Falls Hotel is a majestic Edwardian hotel that still adheres to turn of the century elegance and charm.
Internationally claimed, The Victoria Falls Hotel, set in acres of private garden, was established in 1904 and for over 100 years, visiting members of Royal families, Heads of State, celebrities, authors, journalists and poets have preferred to stay at the Victoria Falls Hotel, where they are assured of total privacy, comfort and care. Rooms are all air-conditioned, sophisticated, cool and very comfortable in the grandest Colonial style.
- The splendid Livingstone Room, for fine dining and dancing in the evenings
- Outdoor pool
- Curio shop
- Terrace, entertainment, dining room and 2 bars
- A highlight is afternoon tea on the terrace
Enjoy a nice and relaxed breakfast at the hotel and then you can wander around town or and join an optional activity like a helicopter flight over the falls or if you are looking for some adrenalin adventure activities there is bungee jumping or bridge swinging
Tonight, you will be treated to a magical sundowner dinner cruise on the Zambezi River.
Victoria Falls to Windhoek
Enjoy another relaxing breakfast and some last-minute curio shopping before you get picked up by Wild Horizons for your transfer to the airport and return flight back to Windhoek.
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