Victoria Falls is one of the natural wonders of the world and should definitely be a part of your travel plans! This dreamy destination, located in the gorgeous Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and home to the world’s largest waterfall, will give you an adrenaline rush with fun-filled adventure activities on offer which truly makes it the adventure capital of Africa. Zambia may be home to Victoria Falls, but it’s so much more than that. It’s a vast landlocked country of rugged terrain and diverse wildlife, with many parks and safari areas. Travellers looking for vast unexplored wilderness and adventure will love the hidden beauty of this exotic place.
Globetrotters can enjoy an authentic African hospitality at AVANI Victoria Falls Resort. This resort connects the wild side of travellers to Zambia’s wondrous landscapes and big game thrills. With iconic Victoria Falls on its doorstep, a contemporary vibe and essential comforts give roaring adventures a comfy den in dramatic nature. AVANI Victoria Falls Resort stands apart for its natural beauty and vibrant local style. The 46-hectare grounds attract zebras, giraffes, impalas and monkeys. Guests can stroll around the gardens for a wild nature walk or go bird watching. AVANI’s 212 rooms and suites are awash with warm African colours and Zambia’s charms – all setting the scene for a real African experience.
With authentic stay to adrenaline-pumping activities galore, there are countless ways to experience this enthralling natural wonder. From safaris to sleeping under the stars, here are some of the activities to tick off your list when in Zambia:
Game viewing is an African experience not to be missed. Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Livingstone is home to wildlife such as the white rhino, buffalo, elephant, antelope, as well as a host of bird life. Our open game-viewing vehicles driven by our expert guides are the best way in which to encounter these animals in their natural habitat.
Chobe Day Trip
The ultimate safari experience is a day-trip to Chobe National Park in Botswana, which boasts the world’s largest elephant population. The game cruise on the Chobe River brings you close to brilliant bird life, pods of watering hippos, primeval crocodiles and elephants, breath-taking in their sheer number. The afternoon’s land-based safari heads deeper into the Park to spot the elusive big cats that make Chobe their home.
Livingstone Safaris conducts walking safaris in the midst of the African bush in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, just upstream of the world-renowned Victoria Falls in Zambia. Enjoy a 3 hour walk led by a professional guide and park scout, up-close encounters with the endangered white rhino and other wildlife, including buffalo, hippo, impala and warthog. Gain fascinating insights into how the local people, use the habitat in their daily living. Homemade snacks and refreshments are included and catered brunch in the Park is available by special request.
Cheetah walks & Interactions
Mukuni Big 5 Safaris Cheetah Conservation Trust is the only one of its kind in Zambia, aimed at breeding Cheetahs for release into managed ecosystems around Zambia. With the only functional Cheetah Run/Lure System, we will give you a detailed and comprehensive insight into the fast lives of these majestic, beautiful cats. Watch as the fastest land mammal speeds past you literally metres away from your feet (first activity of the day only). All along the walk there will be ample opportunities to interact with these amazing cats. What a privilege to walk a Cheetah in the bush.
Something of a misnomer and far from roughing it, the bush camps in Zambia’s national parks will fulfil any Out of Africa safari fantasies. Ranging from uber stylish chalets primed for a Vogue photo shoot to more rustic bamboo and thatch affairs, bush camps tend to be remotely situated and intimate, with no more than half a dozen rooms. Sitting down to a candlelight dinner of expertly prepared haute cuisine with the rustling of a curious hippo nearby is an unforgettable experience.
Plan an adventurous trip with your family to Zambia this year and experience the best of African hospitality at AVANI Victoria Falls Resort. Resort’s room rates start from $204 (AED 749) and are subject to availability.