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ZAMBIA


Location - Southern Africa; Capital - Lusaka; Population - 12 million; Currency - Zambia Kwacha MORE ZAMBIA

Thoughts of top quality wildlife viewing and Victoria Falls lured me to Zambia and Malawi in March 2006.

 

zamnote The Zambian Kwacha

Don't assume that a note is fake if all the ink has washed out - it's the Victoria Falls effect..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

zam1Lusaka's ubiquitous minibuses pass in front of the Freedom Statue

 

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zam2Coca Cola sellers stock up their ice-box trolleys in Lusaka

 

 

 

zam4The first glimpse of Victoria Falls is breathtaking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

zam5Victoria Falls are known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya or 'The Smoke That Thunders'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

zam6You're guaranteed a soaking at this footbridge along Knife Edge Track, which lies opposite Victoria Falls

 

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zam7Victoria Falls are 108 metres high and stretch for 1.7kms

 

 

zam11Victoria Falls Bridge traverses the Zambezi river and links Zambia with Zimbabwe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

zam12David Livingstone was the first European to see Victoria Falls, in 1855, and named them after Queen Victoria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

zam13The eastern cataract of Victoria Falls spills into the gorge below

 

 

zam20Checking each other out - the walk down Boiling Pot Track to the Zambezi river, Victoria Falls

 

 

zam15Victoria Falls Bridge as seen from Boiling Pot Track

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

zam16Victoria Falls Bridge, again from Boiling Pot Track

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

zam19On the Zambezi river - the mist comes from Victoria Falls, hidden by a rock outcrop. Apparently it's possible to walk around the outcrop when the water volume is lower for a view of the falls

 

 

zam23A different view of Knife Edge Track footbridge - Victoria Falls

 

 

zam24Victoria Falls are stunning, and when combined with all the other activities in the area, are worth a trip to Zambia on their own

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

zam25Mosi-oa-Tunya - Victoria Falls

My YouTube video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

zam26The sun pierces the clouds of mist at Victoria Falls

 

 

zam27Victoria Falls

 

 

zam29The streets of Livingstone, Zambia's nearest town to the waterfalls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

zam30Mosi-oa-Tunya Road is the main street in Livingstone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

zam39The grounds of Fawlty Towers, a backpacker hostel in Livingstone

 

 

zam31Booze cruise down the Zambezi river, near Livingstone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

zam33Hippos wallow in the Zambezi river

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

zam34Cruising down the Zambezi river

 

 

zam35The boat gets close to an elephant on the banks of the Zambezi river

 

 

zam37The booze starts to take effect - Zambezi river. Yes I have forgotten your names - get in touch..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

zam36The sun sets on the Zambezi river

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

zam42Helicopter flight to the Victoria Falls

 

 

zam44The path of the Zambezi river and gorge is clear from above - Victoria Falls

 

 

zam45If you can afford it a helicopter flight is superb - Victoria Falls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

zam46Victoria Falls is 1.7kms wide

My YouTube video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

zam48Victoria Falls Bridge is in the bottom left corner - Zimbabwe is on the left and Zambia on the right

 

 

zam49The Knife Edge Track footbridge, Victoria Falls

 

 

zam50Victoria Falls plunges 108 metres

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

zam51Victoria Falls helicopter flight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website and content Copyright © 2008-2011 Mark Wilkinson. All rights reserved.

 

LINKS

www.zambiatourism.com - Zambia tourist board

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zambia

http://gotovictoriafalls.com - info on Victoria Falls and surrounds

 

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