Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa known for its dramatic landscape and diverse wildlife, much of it within parks, reserves and safari areas. On the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls make a thundering 108m drop into narrow Batoka Gorge, where there’s white-water rafting and bungee-jumping. Downstream are Matusadona and Mana Pools national parks, home to hippos, rhinos and birdlife.
Big Air Activities
Collectively known as the ‘Big Air Experience’, the Bunji jump, Bridge swing and Bridge slide are perfect for the adrenaline junkie! At 111 metres, the bungee jump off the historic bridge is the third highest in the world. The bridge swing starts with a terrifying 100 metre free fall swinging away from the bridge and ends with one of the most spectacular views of the gorge below. Although the bridge slide is considered ‘tamer’ than the first two, it takes guts to slide on a steel cable from one end of the gorge to the other.
A Boma dinner is a quintessential part of the bush lore, traditionally it was when village elders came together to celebrate or debate something in their community.
A is an overland journey, usually a trip by tourists to Africa. In the past, the trip was often a big-game hunt, but today, safari often refers to trips to observe and photograph wildlife—or hiking and sightseeing, as well.
The Swahili word safari means journey, originally from the Arabic meaning a journey; the verb for “to travel” in Swahili is kusafiri. These words are used for any type of journey, e.g. by bus from Nairobi to Mombasa or by ferry from Dar es Salaam to Unguja. Safari entered the English language at the end of the 1850s thanks to Richard Francis Burton, the famous explorer.
The Regimental March of the King’s African Rifles was ‘Funga Safari’, literally ‘tie up the March’, or, in other words, pack up equipment ready to march.
In 1836 William Cornwallis Harris led an expedition purely to observe and record wildlife and landscapes by the expedition’s members. Harris established the safari style of journey, starting with a not too strenuous rising at first light, an energetic day walking, an afternoon rest then concluding with a formal dinner and telling stories in the evening over drinks and tobacco.
Peak bagging or hill bagging is an activity in which hikers, climbers, and mountaineers attempt to reach a collection of summits, published in the form of a list. This activity has been popularized around the world,
Road cycling is the most widespread form of cycling. It includes recreational, racing, and utility cycling. Road cyclists are generally expected to obey the same rules and laws as other vehicle drivers or riders and may also be vehicular cyclists.
Dedicated road bicycles have drop handlebars and multiple gears, although there are single and fixed gear varieties. Road bikes also use narrow, high-pressure tires to decrease rolling resistance, and tend to be somewhat lighter than other types of bicycle. The drop handlebars are often positioned lower than the saddle in order to put the rider in a more aerodynamic position. In an effort to become more aerodynamic, some riders have begun using aerobars. Who and when aerobars where invented is unclear but they seem to date back to the early 1980s. The light weight and aerodynamics of a road bike allows this type of bicycle to be the second most efficient self-powered means of transportation, behind only recumbent bicycles due to the latter’s higher aerodynamic efficiency.
A superb way to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Mighty Zambezi. Bordered on either side by the Zambezi National Park (Zimbabwe) and the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park (Zambia), the Zambezi River offers the visitor the opportunity to spot a variety of game including hippo, elephant and a wide variety of bird species not to mention the amazing African sunset. Options include: breakfast cruise, lunch cruise, dinner cruise and bird watching cruises.
The deep water and steep canyon walls of the Mighty Zambezi below the waterfalls, offer arguably the wildest one-day trip on the planet! Safety is an absolute priority and no experience is required to tackle the river’s fierce rapids so just about anyone can do it including the faint-hearted! Multi-day trips are also available on request.