Adventure at Kingdom
The small resort town, Victoria Falls has made itself a name as the adventure capital of Southern Africa, and it’s no surprise as travellers from around the globe have flocked to bungee jump over The Falls, canoe down the Zambezi, and swim in Devils Pool. Wildlife lovers will be ecstatic to know that there are some spectacular wildlife areas in close proximity to Victoria Falls, which are The Zambezi National Park, Chobe and Hwange National Parks, so you won’t have to go too far to see the Big Five for yourself.
The Victoria Falls rain forest is an absolutely stunning sight to behold, and entrance is free for regional and international visitors, so take your passport along and stroll in the shadow of the Falls. You will get wet, so you may want to wear a rain jacket, or perhaps you’re a free spirit who’d rather dance in it. Wait for a full moon, and you can even witness the lunar rainbow over the spray of Victoria Falls.
If you have a strong heart and a thirst for adrenaline, then a dip in Devils Pool on Livingstone Island is what you’re looking for. Never go alone, always with a local guide, as it is extremely dangerous. For a tamer adventure but one that is no less awe-inspiring, go on an elephant back safari and experience Africa’s largest mammal’s sunrise and sunset routine as they wander through the bush. You can even bring the kids along. You can also meet the local people of Victoria Falls and enjoy a home-hosted meal with the Cultural Connection Package.
Take a trip back in time on a Historical Bridge Tour with Georges Imbault, the chief construction engineer of the historical bridge that brought two countries together. If you don’t mind heights, you can go on the under-bridge walk, or you can enjoy the view from the safety of the bridge walkway. There are also plenty of popular family activities to enjoy. Take to the sky on the Flight of Angels, a helicopter ride in which you and the family can experience a breathtakingly different perspective of the Zambezi River and the Victoria Falls. Or get your family’s hearts pumping with a ride on a high wire over the Zambezi Gorge or a zip line over the Zambezi River. Children must be able to fit into the safety harness and may have to be accompanied by or go tandem with an adult.
Have a scrumptious family meal at The Boma, where guests can indulge in a selection of traditional African food followed by interactive drumming and African entertainment, suitable for all ages. If none of that interests you, or you still want more, then canoe the Zambezi River, take a canopy tour or go Tiger Fishing in the Zambezi. At Victoria Falls, one thing is certain, you will never be bored. Whether you want to explore local culture, get your adrenaline fix, see beautiful African wildlife or shop your days away, you can do it all here and afterwards you can return to the ultimate base-camp, The Kingdom Hotel. Start your adventure here: lstyl.com/Pqb8bx