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Random Monday: My Easter Refreshment – Victoria Falls

The magnificent Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe side)

The magnificent Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe side)

So the Easter holiday was last weekend, which was a long weekend. Easter for me, is a time of refreshement and renewal. A time set aside from my everyday work and routines. A time to be introspective and to look inward spiritually.

So I went to what is officially one of my favourite places in Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls. Not only did I have a restful weekend away from the busy city life of Harare but I felt thoroughly cleansed and refreshed from the waters of the Zambezi River.
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View of Devil's Cataract

View of Devil’s Cataract


There was a lot of 'smoke' from the water

There was a lot of ‘smoke’ from the water

The Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya meaning the smoke that thunders) is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It is not the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world but it is claimed to be the largest because it forms the largest sheet of falling water in the world. The falls are at the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, but most of the view of the falls can be seen from the Zimbabwean side.

I went at the time when the volume of water in the Zambezi River is very high, so there was a lot of water, mist and rain falling in the rainforest, hence the raincoats. The water from the falls is believed to have healing and rejuvenating properties in many religions. It makes sense when you see God’s hand in creating this masterpiece.

The falls are absolutely magnificent, and photos don’t do it justice. It’s a sight one must see at least once in their lifetime.

Vic Falls Bridge - one of the best bungee jump experiences in the world

Vic Falls Bridge – one of the best bungee jump experiences in the world

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Me in my orange raincoat, I still got a little wet though

Me in my orange raincoat, I still got a little wet though


Visibility is low though due to all the water mist, but the mist does often lift for a few minutes

Visibility is low though due to all the water mist, but the mist does often lift for a few minutes

In low season, one can stand right on the edge, but at this time of the year it's too slippery and therefore just too dangerous

In low season, one can stand right on the edge, but at this time of the year it’s too slippery and therefore just too dangerous

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The Victoria Falls Bridge where people come from all over the world to bungee jump

The Victoria Falls Bridge where people come from all over the world to bungee jump

Nice little restaurant on Elephant's Walk, great food, great atmosphere

Nice little restaurant on Elephant’s Walk, great food, great atmosphere

Warthog at The A'Zambezi River Lodge

Warthog at The A’Zambezi River Lodge

Crocodile, that I thought was fake, but definately wasn't

Crocodile, that I thought was fake, but definately wasn’t


So a group of large elephants on the banks of the Zambezi River

Saw a group of large elephants on the banks of the Zambezi River

*Note: all pictures shown in this post belong to the author.

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