Vic­to­ria Falls

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The ex­pe­ri­ence of ap­proach­ing Vic­to­ria Falls is a re­mark­able thing. For about half a mile around the Falls, the spray hy­drates the ground, cre­at­ing a jun­gle oa­sis in an oth­er­wise parched land. As you get closer, the crash­ing of the water crescen­dos far be­yond how loud one might ex­pect it to get. Three things hap­pened as I stepped through the gap in the trees to see Vic­to­ria Falls in front off me: my jaw hit the ground; I added what I saw to the top of my men­tal list of Spec­tac­u­lar Views; and I dropped my ice cream.

Back in the town, the Vic­to­ria Falls Ho­tel is one of the pop­u­lar op­tions by Pure Africa Ex­pe­ri­ences and main­tains a stately colo­nial feel. A night spent sleep­ing be­neath por­traits of the Bri­tish Royal Fam­ily will cost around $250, per night. Here we had a delectable and rea­son­ably priced af­ter­noon tea. Sev­eral smaller ho­tels and back­pack­ing op­tions were also avail­able. How­ever, we stayed at Vic­to­ria Falls Rest Camp & Lodges, which had a range of tents, back­pack­ing rooms and pri­vate cabins equipped with toi­lets and cook­ing fa­cil­i­ties. Sit­ting in the open-air res­tau­rant was very pleas­ant — I rec­om­mend the croc­o­dile salad (yes, croc­o­dile is avail­able at many of the din­ing es­tab­lish­ments, and is much bet­ter than one might ex­pect). Prices range from $20-$70, per per­son, per night.

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