Victoria Falls was magnificent and we visited at the perfect time - not so much water that we were blinded by spray nor so little that we were not impressed. Located on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe, these falls form the largest sheet of falling water in the world.
From our helicopter and on previous flights, we could only see spray. As we approached by helicopter, we could see the water thundering into a single chasm. We also got a fantastic view of the Victoria Falls Bridge, completed in 1905 when Zambia was Northern Rhodesia and Zimbabwe was Southern Rhodesia. Seeing the falls by helicopter should not be missed!
We walked into town for a bit of shopping and took a shuttle back to our hotel with its view of a watering hole, popular with elephants and other thirsty wildlife.
It was in our deluxe Victoria Falls Safari Lodge that I had my most frightening wildlife encounter with a gargantuan spider on my mosquito netting. I took several deep breaths before calling the front desk and the clerk actually asked if it was on my pillow. I replied that if it was on my pillow, I would be screaming. A very nervous man with a box and a broom arrived to save the day.