Zambia

Livingstone, Zambia

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in Africa, Play-by-plays, Zambia | 0 comments

Livingstone, Zambia

Livingstone, the gateway to Victoria Falls and adrenaline rushes, is an interesting mix between being super touristy and yet failing at basic tourist needs like decent Internet and cappuccinos (the quest for a good cappuccino is an ongoing one for me; Lusaka had a good one and great wifi at Cake Shop). Besides going to the falls themselves and the adrenaline activities off the bridge (bungy, swing, zip line– all over $100 or can be bought as a discounted combo), you can do a variety of nature and animal walks, flights, cultural walks etc. Everything is expensive, but that comes with...

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Victoria Falls

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in Africa, Play-by-plays, Zambia, Zimbabwe | 0 comments

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls was our second huge waterfall experience (after Iguassu) and it was totally unlike the first. The Zambezi River falls into a gorge–literally into a deep canyon and then winds its way through it. Because of the narrow gorge, it is nearly impossible to see all of the falls, whether you are on the Zambia or the Zimbabwe side. In low water season, you can at least see where the waterfall is theoretically, but in high water season I.e. when we visited–you know there is a waterfall because you can hear the roaring water and you get drenched immediately when you get...

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