Victoria Falls

The video above is the Devil’s Pool on the Zambia side of Victoria falls, I would definitely suggest it, such a rush to hang over the side of such a powerful waterfall!

Zim is a country with huge problems, mostly because of their leadership.  This makes it very unique and interesting to learn about,  but also very inconvenient to travel with limited access to cash, food, and other modern luxuries we take for granted.

Read this to learn a bit about the history:

“In 2000 Mugabe organized a referendum on a new Zimbabwean constitution that would expand the powers of the presidency and allow the government to seize white-owned land. Groups opposed to the constitution formed the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), which successfully campaigned for a “no” vote in the referendum.

That same year, groups of individuals calling themselves “war veterans”—though many were not old enough to have been part of Zimbabwe’s independence struggle—began invading white-owned farms. Violence caused many of Zimbabwe’s whites to flee the country. Zimbabwe’s commercial farming collapsed, triggering years of hyperinflation and food shortages that created a nation of impoverished billionaires.”

Zimbabwe or Zambia? Choosing Sides at Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe

  • Iconic view of the Main Falls
  • Water flowing all year round
  • Most hotels within walking distance of the falls
  • Explore the town and its markets
  • Other parks: Hwange and Mana Pools

Zambia

  • Exceptionally close-up waterfall viewing
  • Swim in the Devil’s Pool (dry season)
  • Romantic riverside lodges
  • Go game viewing in Mosi-Oa-Tunya
  • Other parks: South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi
  • Read more about Things to Do in Zambia: Our Top 5 Picks

 

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