On the other side of the Zambezi lies Zimbabwe. One of the most popular places to visit in this country is World Heritage Site, Mana Pools National Park. “Mana” meaning “four” in Shona, after the four pools that make up the park. Long Pool is the biggest pool, measuring six km, and is a favourite among herds of elephants who frequent it to drink. Along with other species such as crocodiles and hippos, over 300 bird species call the park home.
If you are keen on experiencing Victoria Falls from a completely different angle, bungee jumping could be the activity you are looking for. Take the thrilling first step off the Victoria Falls Bridge into the Bakota Gorge, over 100 m below. If you are a first-timer and in need of some support, you are able to make the jump tandem style. Reaching speeds of up to 120 km/h, this jump is sure to give you an adrenaline rush.
Follow the Zambezi River, one of the greatest features in Africa, and you will come across incredible cultures, thrilling adventures, and witness some of the world’s most amazing wildlife. As you sit, watching the African sunset on your last evening in either Zambia or Zimbabwe, you will feel privileged that you got to experience the majesty of Southern Africa, and at the same time curse your fortune that you cannot stay longer.