Travel Diaries (2) Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

“Mosi- oa- tunya”

“The Smoke That Thunders”

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I got the wonderful opportunity to visit the Victoria Falls, on a work trip for our Year End Function, and might I add, it was one of the BEST trips I have ever taken. My experience there was nothing short of amazing, magical, and meaningful (I’ll get to why i say that).

Even though it was such a short trip, we made the most of it, and enjoyed it thoroughly and got to take in as much as we could.

I kept saying we “killed two countries with one stone” because we arrived in Zambia on the friday afternoon, and made our way into Zimbabwe. We had a VERY charismatic tour guide we had lots to tell us about these two great countries. πŸ™‚

I enjoyed that.

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It was HOT, I mean it was BOILING hot, but the heat didn’t dampen the spirits of our trip, and from the Resort, we went on an afternoon/early evening Sundowner cruise on the mighty Zambezi River {the fourth largest river in Africa, my tour guide told me that πŸ™‚ }

 

Of course we had friends in the water putting on a show for us, and before than, I had never seen a hippo up close and personal, I was in awe at how gigantic these animals are… It then seemed to make sense as to why they are responsible for the most deaths from an animal in Africa. I saw why. At that moment.

Nevertheless, they were AWESOME, and gave us a beautiful show πŸ™‚

We enjoyed some drinks and a light snack, with a cool breeze to cool us off before returning to the Resort for dinner.

“Mosi- oa- tunya”

 

Saturday, was the HIGHLIGHT of my trip.

After breakfast we took a drive in the Victoria Falls Reserve, where the Falls are located, but before getting there, we bumped into this OLD GIANT…

 

“The Big Tree”Β 

This giant is a HUGE baobab tree, a short distance from the Falls, and is said to be one of the oldest Baobabs in Zimbabwe. It was impressive to look at, majestic and awesome tree at roughly 2000 years old… You just had to take it all in. An honest “wow” moment.

Of course, the highlight of my day, was the majestic and BREATHTAKING Victoria Falls. Mind you, we came at a “low season” period where the water levels weren’t high at all, but at certain places along the route of the falls, they literally took my breath away.

One of the best moments of my life, I must admit. Something about the spray of the water washing over you, was not only refreshing in that heat, but also extremely rejuvenating and as the guide told us, many considered this moment as a blessing… indeed i did too.

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Pictures do not do this place justice. You need to be there, its something you must actually EXPERIENCE, to see its actual power. ❀

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After this moment, it was back to the Resort, for afternoon drinks and lunch, and that simply concluded the trip. We relaxed, had lunch, and some went swimming, downtime, dinner and we finally returned the following day.

We stayed at a BEAUTIFUL resort called the “Elephant Hills Resort” which I had to take images of, because in its own right, it is a beautiful place.

 

Personally, I loved this trip. It’s great to visit another country, and not only learn something new about its culture, history and people, but more importantly, to relish in the moments that take your breath away… ❀

When mother nature shows up, she certainly shows OFF!

So blessed to have had this opportunity. πŸ™‚

Two more trips to go… πŸ™‚

Until the NEXT Travel diaries post,

Live in Light and Love ❀

K.

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