Victoria Falls: One Of The Greatest Places to Visit When Touring Southern Africa
For any traveller coming to the Southern tip of the African continent, there is a smorgasbord of African sights and sounds to be seen and heard. From the ‘Smoke that Thunders,’ of the Victoria Falls in Zambia, to the beaches of Mozambique, from the scenic views of South Africa, the Brandberg Mastif of Namibia and to the ruins of the Great Zimbabwe, Southern Africa is a feast for any travellers eyes and ears.
The Mosi-O-Tunya, the Smoke that Thunders
The Victoria Falls, one of the largest falls in the world, is located on the Zambezi River on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. With easy access to the falls from Livingstone on the Zambian side of the water curtain, the amazing spectacle of thundering water attracts not only the local residents of Southern Africa but has attracted more than 500 000 travellers worldwide who come to view natures magnificence.
According to the Zambian Tourism Board the Victoria Falls can be experienced at the height of their beauty during the rainy reason, which occurs during the months of November to April; Zambezi will then experience a dry season during the course of the year. Visitors to the Falls at these times of the year will experience a constant shower of spray and water mist, with the columns of spray being seen more than 50 km away.
The Magic of the Brandberg
The natural wonder and beauty of the Brandberg Mountain in Namibia is enough to render anybody speechless. Situated in the north west of Namibia in Damaraland, close to the Namib Desert and with an eagle’s eye view of the coast from its highest point, the Brandberg is the country’s highest mountain, standing at an imposing 2,573 metres above sea level.
As visitors arrive in the town of Uis the nearest town to the Brandberg mountain and a place where the magic of the mountain is clearly discernable approximately 30 kilometres from the mountain, the energy and vibration of the town and mountain can be felt in the stillness of the air and the tranquillity that surrounds the absence of the everyday sounds that are normally heard in the city.
Not only is the Brandberg one of the largest sources of natural crystals in the world it is also home to scores of numerous bushman rock paintings and to the Bushman rock painting of The White Lady, one of the oldest Bushman paintings currently ever discovered.
The Tranquil Beaches of Mozambique
For travellers wanting a more relaxed approach to a holiday, try the sandy beaches and the quiet atmosphere in Mozambique, where with over the half of the country hugged by the Indian Ocean, an abundance of beaches are available for each and every travellers needs. The Mozambique coastline also boosts a myriad of beachfront hotels and lodges to cater for every traveller’s personality.
With its 8 provinces boasting a number of superb beaches covered with miles of white sand and palm trees, people consider the star of the country Inhaca Island, a semi-tropical island off Mozambique’s coast which boosts a myriad of marine and aquatic life, exotic sandy beaches and breathtaking coral reefs. On the island travellers can undertake water sports, go fishing, enjoy shipwreck and shark diving, and enjoy hiking trails.
As with any trip to any destination, it is important to be secure. Identity documents should be kept under lock and key when possible, and all travellers should take out travelling insurance in order to take care of any eventualities and necessities. Above all, let the beauty of southern Africa transport you on a journey of beauty, adventure and self discovery.
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