A to Z Travel Blog - Zambia
Updated: Dec 16, 2019
High up on my travel list, was to see the incredible Wonders of the World. Did you know there are now several Wonder of the world lists? From the original Wonders of the World to the Natural Wonders of the World and everything in-between. I was excited to see Victoria Falls with its thundering waterfall on the great Zambezi River, Africa. During wet season is the best time to see this incredible wonder. Much so that the African people who live around the falls call it Mosi-oa-Tunya which means "smoke that thunders".
Incredible Views, as you walk alongside Victoria Falls ©MDHarding
A To Z Travel Blog - Zambia
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Getting To Zambia
We flew with Virgin Airlines as part of a multi-centre holiday including Sun City, Zambia and Cape Town including transfers too.
It was a dream come true to go on safari, see Victoria Falls, visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden and much more.
With the add on one 1-hour domestic flight from Edinburgh connecting in London Heathrow, from here it was a further 11 hours to Johannesburg.
The flight was very comfortable and the service was really good, with up to date in-flight entertainment.
After a few days stay at Sun City it was time for our long awaited visit to Victoria Falls.
The direct flight between Johannesburg and Livingstone, Zambia with South African Airways is a short flight just under 2 hours.
I'm sad to report that at the time of writing SAA (South African Airways) is close to collapse.
Sunset Over Tabletop Mountain, Cape Town, On Returning From Zambia ©MDHarding
We stayed at the Zambezi Sun Hotel part of Sun International. It is an ideal location, situated right by Victoria Falls. The grounds are the perfect place to relax, take a walk and explore or possibly something more daring. I hear there is now also a cable car!
When we visited, the hotel had a great pizza restaurant that opened in the early evening. So you could get an early night and enjoy the sunrise. Be sure to keep the windows closed when you go out, The monkeys are very cheeky.
Zebra's At Home Outside The Zambezi Sun Hotel, Livingston, Zambia ©MDHarding
What Not To Miss
Today you can walk alongside the Natural Wonder of the World - Victoria Falls, take a boat trip or for that incredibly adventurous swim in Devils Pool.
For us the walk alongside it and to see the statue of the great man - Dr David Livingstone was close enough.
Having been inspired by Dr David Livingstone one of the most popular Scottish explorers. It was a dream to see where he travelled to and in later years called home. Did you know Dr David Livingstone is from Scotland? Born in Blantyre, a physician, Congregationalist, and pioneer Christian missionary with the London Missionary Society, and an explorer in Africa.
Read more "Following the Footsteps of Dr Livingstone".
It was thrilling to see the falls come into sight, from behind the trees. We stopped loads along the way to take photographs.
Dr David Livingstone Looking Out Across Victoria Falls ©MDHarding
The next day we had an early helicopter ride, both of us bursting with excitement we couldn't sleep that night. It was everything and more. Taking us around the falls and also lower to see wild elephants. We visited in October but the best time to see the falls are during the wet season which takes place between November to April.
For more amazing activities check out Get Your Guide.
A bird's eye view of the natural spectacle is amazing. Highly recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment. So you can enjoy the Natural Wonder of the World - Victoria Falls in Zambia too.
Victoria Falls From A Helicopter ©MDHarding
What will you do when you visit Zambia? Have you visited already, what was your highlight? Or have I missed something? Get in touch via email, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Until next time happy travels:) x
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