Tom's Trip to Zimbabwe

By Tom Burke

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This trip was a perfect blend of heart-pounding adventures, close wildlife encounters, and moments of pure serenity. From the roar of Victoria Falls to the untamed beauty of Mana Pools, each day offered something new, making it a journey to remember.


We arrived at Victoria Falls International Airport, warmly welcomed by a Vayeni representative. Swiftly transported to Batonka Guest Lodge, nestled in a serene neighbourhood just a short stroll from the town center. The hotel's modern ambiance coupled with a cozy feel provided the ideal retreat for our three-night stay—a perfect haven to unwind. Batonka Guest Lodge exceeded our expectations with impeccable service, delightful cuisine, and comfortable accommodations. A delightful surprise, it offered a peaceful escape from the town's hustle, yet its proximity allowed easy exploration of nearby attractions.

What I Loved

I loved day two, we cranked up the excitement meter by teaming up with the Wild Horizons crew for some white water rafting action on the Zambezi River. The backdrop of basalt rock and the roar of the falls set the scene for an epic ride. It was a bit of a workout, especially with the steep hike in and out of the Batoka Gorge, but conquering those rapids was totally worth it. This was an incredible experience; some of the rapids were nuts!


Activities & Places to See

  • Experience thrilling rapids and conquer the Zambezi River with the Wild Horizons crew for an adrenaline-pumping adventure.
  • Soar high above Victoria Falls with Livingstone Adventures on a mind-blowing microlight flight, offering a unique perspective of the falls and the Zambezi River.
  • Immerse yourself in the wild with game drives, walking safaris, and game viewing at Vundu Camp in Mana Pools National Park. Encounter diverse wildlife, from hippos and elephants to zebras and painted wolf packs.
  • Embark on a peaceful canoe safari on the Zambezi River at Tembo Plains Camp in the Sapi Reserve. Experience the beauty of Mana Pools while getting up close to crocodiles and hippos, with the added thrill of boating and a surprise lunch on an exclusive island.

Food & Bars

In Zimbabwe, you can enjoy tasty food that mixes different flavors from its diverse cultures. Try traditional dishes like sadza (maize porridge) and grilled meat called nyama. In cities like Harare and Victoria Falls, you'll find cool bars with local and international drinks, making it a great place to relax and enjoy Zimbabwe's friendly atmosphere..

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