Zambezi River Discovery
The Zambezi River’s Victoria Falls has awed visitors with its grandiosity and its beauty for time memorial. A world heritage site and one of the seven natural wonders of the world, “Vic Falls” remains protected under the auspices of the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia. Spilling into a gorge nearly four hundred feet deep and a mile wide, the falls’ spray has created its own tropical rainforest ecosystem in the midst of semi-arid African tundra, replete with a dazzling array of flora, monkeys and birds of a thousand varieties, and a constant array of ephemeral rainbows.
Due to the spectacular nature of Vic Falls and to the abundance of activities in the area, Mosi-Oa-Tunya is the safest and the most oft visited tourist destination in Zambia. Contrary to the media’s interpretation of the region, Zambian government agencies have kept the area safe and free of political unrest in order to maintain its thriving tourist industry. Nearby Livingstone, Zambia likewise has maintained political stability, and boasts quaint English-style districts of tin-roofed Victorian homes and wooden verandas.
Dubbed the adventure capital of Africa, the area surrounding Vic Falls offers a range of activities, from bungee jumping over the Zambezi to sunset safari canoe cruises on the river’s mellower stretches; and just downstream of the falls courses one of the most thrilling and adventurous river trips in the world! An authentic African adventure, the Zambezi remains one of the greatest destinations for adventure travel on Earth. Check out our Zambezi River travel itinerary below and call today to book your spot on this once in a lifetime expedition!
Nyami Nyami Legend
The Tonga people believe that the Nyami Nyami is responsible for bringing water to their crops and fish for them to eat. Nyami Nyami, the single word meaning ‘meat’, would show himself during dry season and allow meat to be cut from his body during times of need. After the construction of the Kariba Dam, thousand of people were relocated. The tribespeople were not happy and the elders called upon the Great Spirit for help. In 1957 and ’58, the Zambezi faced the worst floods in 10,000 years. So severe, that the spill gates were increased from 4-6. Legend has it that Nyami Nyami is trapped above the dam wall and his wife is below. Believing in Nyami Nyami, “God of the Zambezi”, should bring you good fortune and safe passage through its awesome rapids. Bow down to Nyami Nyami!!