A trip on the Zambezi River

Discussion in 'Wanderlust and Travel' started by johnaalex, Dec 6, 2017 at 6:23 AM.

  1. To be honest this boat trip was a bit of a disappoint until the last 15 minutes. We were hoping to get some actual views of Victoria Falls but this was not the case, all we could see was the spray from the falls which is visible for miles. The hippos were fun to watch but the real highlight was as we were heading back to the berth and a bull elephant decided to swim across the river right in fron of us. An amazing sight that I won't forget.

    All comments welcome, thank you.

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    Palm trees by the Zambezi
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  2. Amazing shots of both the hippos and the elephant. Well done.
     
  3. Binnur

    Binnur

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    Oct 4, 2017
    Izmir / Turkey
    Very nice set.
     
  4. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    What a memorable experience! Looks like you had threatening weather.
     
  5. Thanks for the nice comments.

    Karen - there were a number of thunder storms in the area. Later in the evening we witnessed one of "biblical proportions"!
     
  6. kilofoxtrott

    kilofoxtrott European Ambassador Moderator

    Dec 29, 2011
    Tettnang, Germany
    Hi John,

    may I ask you if you have visited the Victoria Falls?
    Is it true these are the only falls that have a rainbow at full moon?

    Thank you in advance
    Klaus
     
  7. Klaus - I iwll be posting my shots of Victoria Falls soon. As for the rainbow at full moon I have not heard that but given the amount of spray generated by the falls I would not be surprised that, if it wasa bright full moon on a clear night, a rainbow would be visible. I would assume that might be the case for other falls, but I would love to witness the effect and even better, get a good shot of it.
     
  8. JusPlainCrayzee

    JusPlainCrayzee Administrator Administrator

    These are wonderful, JohnAlex, and now I find you were in Africa at the time I was in London. No wonder I couldn't find you! :D
     
  9. Thanks Lyndee - we just need to plan thngs better. Just to help you can see all the details of my flights HERE. It would be nice to meet up with you one day.
     
  10. jadlh

    jadlh

    Mar 6, 2008
    USA, Michigan
    Nice shooting johnaalex. We are headed to Victoria Falls, what are your suggestions to see?
     
  11. If you can, then stay at the Victoria Falls hotel. If you are not staying there then it is worth a visit, maybe for lunch or dinner. The fine dining restaurant there is very good but not open on Sundays for some strange reason.

    Also if you have time you might be able to do a day safari at Hwange National Park.
     
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