Victoria Falls = Unbelievably Beautiful!


(This is part of a trip report to Africa, flying United Global Business/First, costing $87 and 120,000 miles which were Ultimate Reward points from my Chase Ink card, transferred to United.)

On our last day at Little Makalolo, we went on one last safari drive in Hwange and discovered a group of eight giraffes! What an exciting send off!


I just LOVE how giraffes walk, so very majestically! One place I read about them called it a “languid stroll.” They can also run, up to 30 mph! Unfortunately, we never saw that…




And then we were off in the Cessna 206 for a short flight to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. We wanted to maximize our one night stay there and immediately left to tour the falls.

DSC_0814Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The locals call it, “Smoke that Thunders.” I can understand why because the closer you get, the harder it is to see because of the mist and you are guaranteed to get wet!


It was just spectacularly beautiful and my pictures hardly do it justice!


The falls are fed by the Zambezi River and are one mile wide and 360 feet high!


Notice my African safari vest, purchased at the airport in Joburg for $13! It had lots of pockets and I wore it almost every day!




This is the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia.


Coming soon, flying over the falls and the majestic Victoria Falls hotel.


Victoria Falls = Unbelievably Beautiful! — 3 Comments

  1. Gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing your adventures, Ellen! I always wait with great anticipation for your blog posts.