Rough Guide Snapshot Africa: Victoria Falls (Rough Guide to...)
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Rough Guides Snapshot Africa: Victoria Falls is the ultimate travel guide to one of Africa's must-see destinations. It leads you through the area with reliable information and insightful coverage of all the main attractions, from the natural wonder of the falls themselves to the two towns - Livingstone and Victoria Falls - that serve as bases for visits, plus coverage of activities and the Zambezi and Mosi-oa-Tunya national parks.
Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best places to sleep and eat, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through or staying for longer. Also included is all the practical information you need, including the lowdown on currency, health questions, border formalities and visas.
Full coverage: Livingstone, Victoria Falls town, Victoria Falls National Park; Zambezi National Park; Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.
insightful coverage of the main attractions in and around the Victoria Falls area (both in Zambia and Zimbabwe), including full-colour maps featuring all the sights and listings. Finally, History fills you in on all the background, from the earliest settlement of the region to the present day. Shorter contents lists appear at the start of every section in the ebook to make navigation quick and easy. You can jump back to these by tapping the links that sit with an arrow icon. Detailed area maps
sides – utterly unforgettable. Whitewater rafting Experience one of the planet’s greatest thrills, racing down the Zambezi’s churning rapids through breathtaking scenery. Sunset cruises on the Upper Zambezi Glide along the river, watching the sun sink as you sip on a cocktail, with crocs and hippos lurking in the shallows. Microlight flights Soar like an eagle above the Falls to appreciate the full grandeur of Mosi-ao-Tunya. Livingstone Island and the Devil’s Pool Lie in the water at the
someone’s home to sample a local dish, before usually being shown some local crafts, which you’ll be encouraged to buy. The most popular visit on the Zambian side is to Mukuni Village, about 10km southeast of Livingstone as the crow flies, where Chief Mukuni, head of the six thousand Leya, holds court, when he’s not travelling. Forget any thought of seeing a “traditional village” since inevitably the influx of so many tour groups has left its mark. Most operators can organize the trip, or you can
ride (US$100 plus park fees), while experienced riders can choose from a half-, full- or multi-day horse safari (US$160 for a full day). A cheaper option is the Zambia-based Victoria Falls Horse Safaris – now part of Livingstone’s Adventures, which does a two-hour trail from the Falls Resort (US$80) or a half-day trail, including a light lunch back at the stables, in the national park (US$115). Livingstone Island and Devil’s Pool Zambia-based Tongabezi ( 0213 327450 or 0979 312766,
walking, don’t: it’s not safe. There are also border charges to consider if travelling by car. < Back to Basics CAR RENTAL AND DRIVING Car rental rates in both Zambia and Zimbabwe, including basic insurance cover, are expensive – from around US$620–650/week. Note that driving is on the left in both Zimbabwe and Zambia and that if you’re intending to cross into any neighbouring country, you will need to inform the rental company in advance, for which there may be an additional charge.