|zimbabwe side of the falls|
A helicopter ride over the Victoria Falls was a splurge but it was also very special. Seated next to me was this well-traveled German lady from my camping group and we were both awe-struck by the amazing sight. The entire experience lasted no more than 10 minutes - the chopper took us to the falls from the base which was about a mile away, circled over it once before returning to the base.
|off we go|
|eye in the sky|
Due to the treacherous conditions, some of the activities that I was looking forward to were closed at the time of my visit. Like going to the Livingstone Island which is in the middle of the river at the edge of the plunging water. Or swimming in the Devils Pool - a small natural lagoon enclosed by rocks that allows you to lean over the edge watching the water fall towards the boiling pot below. During the peak of the dry season, some parts of the falls may actually be dried-up making it possible to walk on the falls itself ... maybe I should update my list.