Say the word ‘Kalahari’ and no doubt you’ll see images of red dunes in your mind’s eye. But if you come after good rains in summer, the colour that will blow your mind isn’t red; it’s green.
The lights are low, the coals of the cooking fire glowing orange on a hot, humid night. Above us, the thatched roof is partly open to the sky as the vibrant sights, sounds, scents and tastes of Africa hypnotise us. We’re at The Boma restaurant in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and I can’t remember when last I’ve had so much fun.
In my previous post I hinted at the special early 20th century elegance of the Victoria Falls Hotel in Zimbabwe. If you want to do more than walk through the gardens, sink into an overstuffed sofa to read the newspaper, or just soak up the atmosphere, here are 10 things to do while you’re there.
Ever wondered what it felt like to live in a White Mischief world of colonial Africa or stay in a hotel where reigning monarchs and Hollywood celebs have laid their heads? Well, you can live the dream if you visit the Victoria Falls Hotel in Zimbabwe.
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