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Victoria Falls: Zimbabwe Side
Posted By adventureswithben On June 29, 2010 @ 7:00 am In Africa,Landmarks,Nature,You Tube,Zimbabwe | Comments Disabled
The additional $30 Visa into Zimbabwe and the $30 Park Entrance Fee to see the falls in Zim may be enough to scare you away from spending the cash to see more of water falling down a cliff. But it would be a mistake not to. You’ve made it this far into Africa, so donate those dollars to Mugabe and tick this adventure off your adventure list . Otherwise, you’ll regret not having done so when you return home. Here’s what you can look forward to in this YouTube video.
Zimbabwe offers a panoramic view of Vic Falls that Zambia doesn’t. Standing on the Western Cataract enables you to see virtually the whole length of the falls. You’ll also have the ability to walk alongside (in front of) the mighty falls for about half it’s length. You’ll feel as if you are right next to the smoke that thunders.
If you’d like to compare Victoria Falls from the Zambia side, you can read one of my earlier posts from Zambia here .
Do you have a preferred viewing spot for the falls? Share your favorite by commenting.
For More Information: If you’re planning a trip to Victoria Falls in the near future, you may be interested in reading my Victoria Falls Travel Guide.  I’ve also posted additional photos from Vic Falls Zimbabwe on my Facebook fan page .
Attraction Costs: $30.00. That’s 10 dollars more than Zambia, for a seemingly smaller park. But the viewing experience will pay for itself in memories that last a lifetime.
How to get there: If you’re coming from Zambia, you’ll need to cross the border post over the Victoria Falls Bridge. Once you’re in the country, the falls is a quick 5-minute walk up the road. Don’t bother with a taxi.
Suggested Time to Experience Fully: Vic Falls from Zimbabwe has less hiking trails. 60-90 minutes should be plenty.
Best Time to Visit: Surprise! The strength of the falls is the same in Zimbabwe as it is in Zambia. The falls are at their peak in March and April. During the dry season, November and December, the falls seem to just trickle over. I say, visit once each season for a new perspective
Ben Recommends: Spend the morning in Zambia, have lunch at the Victoria Falls Hotel  in Zimbabwe and finish the afternoon in the park on the Zim side. You’ll be taking photos with the sun behind you all day – the preferred way to photograph anything. Ponchos are available to rent across from the main entrance of the park. You may want to invest in them here since you’ll be exposed to the mist for a longer amount of time – and there’s less daylight to dry you off once you leave.
I’ll see you out there…! On both sides!
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