Victoria Falls (cont.)

In just a few days it will be Christmas and I hope all my readers will be together with their loved ones. I wish everyone a joyous and safe festive season and I hope to continue your acquaintance in the year ahead.

It has been a number of weeks since my last post on Victoria Falls but I still have a plethora of photos to post from my visit to this very special part of the world. I will try to have these all edited and published over the next few weeks before moving on to my next adventure.

Victoria Falls – Zambezi River Sunset

A must do activity when visiting Victoria Falls is the sunset cruise on the Zambezi River above the falls. It is wonderful way to relax after a long flight or hectic day of wild adventure. You will get to see many different birds and animals and the prize towards the end of your cruise is a magnificent sunset.

Victoria Falls Sunset

Helicopter Aerial Photography Shoot – Victoria Falls

There is no doubt that my best photography shoot experience so far is the aerial shoot from a helicopter above the Victoria falls and surrounding area. There were a few nerves before the flight but Zambezi Helicopter Company staff were extremely professional and anxiety was quickly replaced with exhilaration and excitement.

Helicopter Aerial Photography

Ilala Lodge Nightscape – Victoria Falls

I was lucky enough to have one clear evening whilst staying at Ilala lodge in Victoria Falls. This allowed me to capture the Palm Restaurant and the multitude of stars in the background. As an aside, the food at the restaurant rates as the best in the area.

Ilala Lodge nightscape

Batoka Gorge Rainbows –Victoria Falls

Rainbows line the walls of the Batoka Gorge as mist from a small part of Victoria Falls rises high in the background. The Zambezi River was low at the time of my visit but the views of this ‘Wonder of the World’ still amaze.

Victoria Falls

Elephants From The Air – Victoria Falls

Part of the extended helicopter ‘Flight of Angels’ with Zambezi Helicopter Company at Victoria Falls is to fly over the National Park. Do not miss this option as the chances are you will see a variety of wildlife including Elephants and Hippo.

Zambezi Helicopter Company Views

The Upper Zambezi River – Victoria Falls

The upper Zambezi River slowly meanders its way to Victoria Falls.

Upper Zambezi River

Southern Yellow Billed Hornbill – Victoria Falls

The Southern Yellow Billed Hornbill is common in dry low lying areas of Southern Africa. They are often spotted on the ground foraging for seeds, insects, spiders and small lizards.

Southern Yellow Billed Hornbill