New Activities in Zimbabwe
For this month’s blog, we would like to highlight some of the new activities that have recently opened up in Zimbabwe. Most of these are based in Victoria Falls, with its bustling tourism industry and reputation as an ‘adventure capital’. These activities really help to diversify what is available in town, and now there is much more on offer than simply adrenaline activities.
Further afield, horseriding safaris are now offered to guests at Imvelo Safaris Hwange lodges and an incredible new zip line and suspension bridge have opened in the Eastern Highlands- the ‘Skywalk’ and ‘Skyline’ with the aim of attracting more visitors to this beautiful region of Zimbabwe.
NEW IN VICTORIA FALLS
The Elephant Encounter affords guests the opportunity to unobtrusively interact with some of the biggest personalities in Africa, in a pristine wilderness environment overflowing with raw natural beauty. Guests spend time and connect with elephants in the most positive and natural way possible.
A number of art workshops led by an experienced tutor. The experience caters to everyone from beginners to professionals. You can choose to paint on a Breakfast Cruise, to paint a group of habituated elephants, to go on a village tour and more!
This constellation based activity sees you guided to a clearing in the African bush, surrounded by unobtrusive lanterns where you can lie back on cushions and chairs for a one-hour presentation on the African Night Sky. The talk combines astronomy with local folklore regarding the constellations historical, cultural and folklore tales.
Skydive and enjoy a ‘Flight of the Angels’ over the Falls in one! The Skydive Tandem Company offers skydiving with a 30-minute scenic flight and stunning views of Victoria Falls included.
Stay active and experience the culture and surrounds of Victoria Falls on a Victoria Falls Bike Tours. These guided tours allow you to learn about local culture, mythology, history and the natural wonders of the area in a way that will leave you enriched and informed. They offer 3-hour, half day or full day tours.
Imvelo Safari Lodges are thrilled to announce the launch of daily horseback riding activities for guests enjoying a safari at Bomani Tented Lodge and Camelthorn Lodge in the south of Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s premier national park.
MUTARAZI ZIP LINE AND SUSPENSION BRIDGE
The SkyWalk consists of two suspension bridges allowing for the first time a full panoramic view of the Mutarazi Falls and its surroundings. One is 30m and takes you over the lip of the Falls and the other is 90m that is above the entire Falls.
The ‘SkyLine’ is the most beautiful zip line in the world. Depending on the weather you may find yourself flying through clouds or crystal clear skies over the 2nd highest waterfall in Africa. At an estimated height of 500m and flying for 400m at 50-70km/h it is both uplifting and exhilarating.