VICTORIA FALLS SAFARI LODGE: A SAVANNAH EXPERIENCE AT ITS BEST
Daylight comes early in Africa, so a guest may awake from a refreshing night’s sleep to the sound of birds chirping, a squirrel scuttling across their private balcony or a bushbuck grazing in the bushes below.
These calming sounds of nature coming alive can be enjoyed from the privacy of your balcony with a coffee in hand.
The mesmerising view of bush stretching to the horizon can also be soaked in over breakfast at MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant where favourites include the ‘Livukile’ breakfast of soft poached eggs on toasted brown bread, honey glazed ham, grilled tomato and hollandaise sauce.
On your way to or from breakfast you may enjoy the sight of a young warthog family roaming the grounds. It is now time to depart on a guided tour of the Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You will be awed by the sheer beauty of the largest curtain of falling water in the world, and your guide, Zulu, will enthral you with the history of the Falls, as well as detailing the flora, fauna and other points of interest.
After your visit to the Falls enjoy a leisurely wander around the town, exploring the craft markets or return to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and relax at the pool deck. At 1pm make your way below the Buffalo Bar viewing deck to take part in the Vulture Culture Experience.
Here you will witness the spectacular sight of hundreds of vultures swooping down and feeding on meat trimmings and bones from the on-site restaurants. This supplementary feeding programme aids the survival of these remarkable but endangered birds.
Next is lunch at the Buffalo Bar where you may choose from the likes of a safari chicken and mushroom pot pie, the popular lodge burger or a shrimp quesadilla. You will be greeted by a warm, smiling waiter reflecting the nature of the people of Zimbabwe.
$1 from every dish sold on this menu is donated to vulture conservation, so you’ll be helping a very worthwhile cause at the same time. You’ll notice no plastic water bottles anywhere – these were eliminated last year as part of our pledge to be free of single-use plastic by 2021 to help conserve our environment.
This afternoon choose from an array of activities on offer in Victoria Falls from gorge swinging, zip lining and a helicopter flight over the Falls.
Return to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge just in time for a sundowner at the well-known sunset-facing Buffalo Bar which overlooks a wildlife-rich waterhole, offering opportunities to view elephant, buffalo, kudu and other game, as well as a variety of birds including marabou storks.
It is such a privilege to observe this wildlife. The Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit, an organisation co-founded and supported by Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, works in close co-operation with the National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority and the Zimbabwe Republic Police to protect this resource.
The Buffalo Bar is a favourite sundowner spot for guests and locals alike.
Once the sun has slipped over the horizon signalling the end of another memorable day in Africa choose between dinner at MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, where dishes such as slow cooked coffee beef short rib or spicy okra masala will tantalise the taste buds or catch a courtesy shuttle to the nearby Boma – Dinner & Drum Show, a legendary “must-do” dining and entertainment experience for an evening of foot-stomping fun.