You hear the name Victoria Falls and the only word that comes to mind is unfathomably vast and spectacular. The falls are usually on the bucket list of every travel enthusiast who wants to see the fiery wonders of mother earth. I wanted to be a spectator of the incredibly raw power of nature that made the plunging waters of the Victoria Falls rise so high in the air that it could be seen from 50 kms away.
After having slept through my 1st flight, the second leg of this trip from Addis to Victoria Falls was one of the best visual experiences of my life. I was flying across from the northern to southern region of a continent which had an amazing landscape and sharp colours consisting of mountains, rivers, gorges, craters, and other formations of blue, green and brown. I was glued to the airplane window… it was as if I was flying over a painting.
General tips -
- Winter begins by April end or May so mornings can be chilly especially when you are in fully open vehicles during game drives.
- Afternoons can get very sunny and hot. So in dual conditions like these, it is best to be layered and be prepared for both extremes. Use detachable sleeves as well. One can quickly go from short to long and back to short, as per the weather conditions.
- Stick to earthy muted natural colours when in the bushes – greys, beige, khakis, military green.
- Avoid stark white and bright colours, as they really tend to stand out when you are on game drives.