Victoria Falls is renowned for two main kinds of experience - it has been tagged the adrenalin capital of Africa for activities such as bungee jumping and white water rafting, and less heart-pumping pursuits related to the natural beauty of the environment.
Obviously, there is a crossover between these two extremes, but to give you an idea of how to maximise your experience of the Falls, check out Lee's adventure junkie experience and Brett's quieter, more reflective time.
Above: Sunset riverboat cruise on the Zambezi. The small patch of cloud near the top right is the mist from the Falls.
Photo: David Rogers
Prof. Lee Berger: Adrenalin JunkieDay 1
Victoria Falls rain forest experience
Bungee jumping from the bridge
Helicopter ride over the Falls
Sunset booze cruiseDay 2
White water rafting
Boma supperDay 3
Abseiling and gorge swing
Elephant interaction and ride
Night out at the pubsDay 4
Half-day canoe trip
Afternoon airplane, microlight flight or skydiving
Brett Hilton-Barber: ChillDay 1
Helicopter ride over the Falls
Victoria Falls rainforest experience
Lunch at the Victoria Falls Hotel
Sunset booze cruiseDay 2
Lunch at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge with vulture feeding
Game drive with outdoor dinnerDay 3
Visit to the Falls from the Zambian side
Massage on the Zambezi
Mosi-oa-Tunya walkDay 4
Aknowledgements to Contributing Photographers, Writers, Historians and Consulting Editors
The authors are indebted to Dave Glynn without whose vision and support this book would not have been published. We appreciated the hospitality of the management and staff at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, particularly Heath Dhana, Steve Edwards, Gavin Wise, Cheryl Bailey and Tara Brown.
We would like to thank the many photographers who contributed to the book, especially Marleen Post for pictures and enthusiasm, Dave Rogers and Ian Michler. Thank you too to Carmen Hartzenberg of Images for Africa, Roger de la Harpe and Jacqui Date of Africa Imagery. We are also grateful to Rob Burrett for his contribution to the historical section of the Victoria Falls and for his editorial guidance in this regard.
Our thanks also to editorial consultant Steve Bolnick for sharing his knowledge of the wildlife and habitats of the Victoria Falls area. We would like to acknowledge artists Geoff Hunter and Walter Voigt, cartographers Matt Murphy and Hanna Mazus of Geosense for producing our maps, and Craig Beech and the staff at Peace Parks for allowing us to use some of their maps.We are grateful to the many individuals and tour operators
on both sides of the river who have supported this project, in particular Nicola Simpson and Chenai Dodzo of Shearwater Safaris, Shane White of Wild Horizons, Suzanne Elliot of Backpackers Bizarre, Sarah Mackenzie of Safari Par Excellence, Dave Bunyard, Tafadzwe Bamhare and Brain Maponde of the African Sun group, Adrienne Courcol of Sun International, Lindy Chazen of Rani Resorts and Tina Pigors of Gorges Lodge.
Thank you to Victoria Hogarth and Jason Letteboer of Bridgeman Art and Jon-Erik Munro of David Rogers Photography.Our thanks go to Chris Shelton and his colleagues at Paarl Print, and to Prime Origins staff, particularly designer Gillian Black, as well as Terry Crafford and Laurianne Claase. The authors appreciate the patience, support and advice from their families, Josie Grindrod, James and Imogen Hilton-Barber, and Jackie, Megan and Matthew Berger.Finally we would like to pay special thanks to artist Chip Snaddon (pictured below) whose wonderful illustrations have helped shape the visual personality of the book, and a special word of thanks to the GoToVictoriaFalls.com campaign for their support.
Text copyright: Brett Hilton-Barber and Professor Lee Berger
Published edition copyright: Prime Origins (Pty) Ltd
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Photography: Professor Lee Berger, Roger de la Harpe, Brett Hilton-Barber, Marleen Post, David Rogers, Steven Hilton-Barber, David Holt-Biddle, Albert Froneman
Published by Prime Origins (Pty) Ltd
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Design and Layout: Gillian Black
Illustration: Chip Snaddon
Editor: Margaret de Paravicini (first edit); Laurianne Claase (second edit)
Content advisor: Steve Bolnick
Index: Lee Berger
Cartography: Geosense Ltd www.geosense co.za
Printing: Paarl Print, PO Box 248, Paarl 7620, SA
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