Victoria Falls Journals

Zimbabwe, We Must Be British & Brave

A November 2003 trip to Victoria Falls by N&D Humphery

Quote: A chance booking that allowed us to visit the Falls and book up for white water rafting! We must be British and brave. The locals are very friendly and despite the horrible and very realistic news we're hearing from Zim we had no problems and had a great time.

Zimbabwe, We Must Be British & Brave


Visit the Falls and remember your camera. Take a Poly bag to protect your camera from the spray. Go the the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge for a meal and to view game. Take plenty of US if you're a "tourist." If you can ditch your colonial accent for two minutes, then say you're local and things will cost you nothing in comparison. For example, to get into the falls is US or the equivalent of 20 pence!! They may ask for local ID, but it's worth asking.Quick Tips: Don't buy curios in Vic Falls - TOO EXPENSIVE. Go to Borrodale in Harare (street vendors are less hassle). You'll pay £1.50 for a stone carving which is at least £20 in the Falls.Best Way To Get Around: We luckily have frie...Read More
Best Things Nearby:Game, rafting, the FallsBest Things About the Resort:The view, the pool, and the food!Resort Experience:Very clean and tidy, well-kept grounds. In typical African style...they still hosepipe the gardens in the rain! The excursions were expensive but worth it - we had a sunset dinner cruise and were the only two on our boat with a captain and chef. Elephants bathing in front of us. Don't worry too much about the politics, as we were very aware of the possible dangers but didn't have any hassle at all. The RAFTING IS A MUST but is the most TERRIFYING thing I've ever done and I'm so pleased I've now done it and have ticked that box! ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 5, 2004

Lokuthula Lodges
P.O. Box 29
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe