Within an hour of landing at Victoria Falls International Airport, you will be relaxing on the banks of the Zambezi River at Zambezi Sands River Camp. Your decadent tented suite has a wooden deck and private plunge pool overlooking the river, along with an enormous en-suite bathroom, spacious lounge area and sun-loungers for drifting away to the Zambezi soundtrack. They are called tented suites because the walls are made of canvas, but that is where any comparisons to camping end. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows and solid wooden floors complete a structure that expertly blends into its surroundings. Soon you will recognize the importance of the canvas walls in how they allow a soporific soundtrack of birds and monkeys to send you to sleep.
You will be greeted at the airport for the 45-minute transfer to your accommodation. Check in and the rest of the day is at your leisure, with a choice of activities along the water. Victoria Falls is an hour away, accessed via an easy cruise along the Zambezi. Guides take you to the lip of the falls, where the water gushes past at phenomenal speed. They then lead you to the Mosi-au-Tunya park gate, where a walking trail leads you to a number of sublime lookout points. It will be your first day in Zimbabwe, and you will already appreciate the scale of the country’s nature and wilderness. Standing before Victoria Falls makes anyone feels humbled, such is the ferocious power and diaphanous beauty of the spectacle. Read more about what to expect with our reviews for Zimbabwe safari and learn from our other travelers to this country.
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