Welcome to the Southern Ambition tour blog of Southern Africa.
Over the next three weeks you can follow the progress of our Bomlo tour through Zimbabwe, Botswana and the Eastern and Western Cape right here.
We will be uploading daily (subject to internet availability) posts guiding you through the many exciting activities, sights and adventures that the group gets up to as we make our way from Victoria Falls, to Cape Town.
Make sure to also follow us on Instagram, where we will also be posting regular pictures and videos of the trip.
We begin our tour and indeed this blog at the majestic Victoria Falls where the Zambezi tumbles over 107 metres over sheer Basalt into an impressive canyon. It is a place shaped over time by the raw power of the Zambezi River.
Mosi-Oa-Tunya is the local name for the falls; it translates as ‘the thunder that roars’. The noise is deafening in places and visitors are regularly overwhelmed by the beautiful vistas and sounds of the falls.
The seasonal rise and fall of the Zambezi changes the falls daily – during high water the annual water consumption of New York City will slip over the falls in just over 3 days. We experienced Victoria Falls at low water. Though there was less volume, the beauty of the falls was not lost on our group, who spent the afternoon peering over viewing bays into the gorge below.
The group was exposed to a valued piece of Zimbabwean heritage, and some managed to return the favour by giving some of the locals some Snus (Scandinavian tobacco). The heat of the evening soon drove our travel weary group back to the hostel pool – where it is still 27 degrees 2 hours after sundown.
We begin a day of gorge swings and zip lines tomorrow so be sure to check back in with us in the evening.