Victoria Falls 4WD Campervan Hire, Zimbabwe
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A trip to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe makes for a camping holiday or vacation packed with adventure, exploration, and education. The vast landscape of Matabeleland, Zimbabwe’s western province to which the falls belong, offers an array of sights; as well as a gorgeous backdrop for relaxation and romance. So, what’s the best way to take in these sights and make the most of them? Simple, getting a Victoria Falls 4WD campervan hire or motorhome rental in Africa; offers you the opportunity to truly give each site, as well as the surrounding landscape, the attention it deserves. It also makes your travel and accommodation from site to site a lot more comfortable; especially that only a few accommodations exist within the falls itself.
See the ‘Smoke that Thunders’ by 4WD Camper
Locally known as Mosi-Oa-Tunya “Smoke that Thunders”, Victoria Falls is one of the most sought after, and most beautiful, sights in all of Zimbabwe. The waters of Victoria Falls tumble over a 100 meter high cliff; sending clouds of mist billowing into the air which can be seen from as far as 20 miles. Because you’ll be visiting in your Victoria Falls 4WD campervan rental; you’ll have the chance to stay in the area for a sunset cruise in the Zambezi River which powers the falls.
Take your 4×4 campervan hire, RV or motorhome rental for a short drive to Zambezi National Park; located just a few miles upstream from the falls. This area offers a better look at local wildlife,; including herds of sable antelope, eland, zebra, giraffe, kudu, and impala. The Zambezi National Park, while a game reserve, is a parkland-type setting; so it’s a wonderful place to spend the day, bring some lunch, and take it easy and enjoy the sites. To see massive herds of African elephants in their natural habitat; take your Victoria Falls 4WD camper rental out to Hwange National Park; four hours southeast on the way to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s industrial hub and business center. Hwange is one of the largest great elephant reserves; home to more than 30,000 elephants, 100 different species of animals, and 400 species of birds.
Explore the Naletale Ruins and Lake Kariba
Also found in Matabeleland is the Painted Dog Conservation, located in Hwange. After you’ve taken the time to view the National Park in your 4WD camper hire in Victoria Falls, stop over at the Painted Dog Conservation and support Zimbabwe’s cause to preserve their national dog while also enjoying the sights and sounds of these strange creatures.
If you want to immerse in African history and see more of Matabeleland, take your 4×4 campervan rental in Victoria Falls and trek out to the 400-year-old Naletale Ruins located in central Zimbabwe. The well-preserved ruins were once the seat of the Torwa dynasty and the capital of the Butua Kingdom. Going by Victoria Falls 4WD campervan hire makes the journey a lot easier and gives you a comfortable place to stay while you travel in this remote outpost. There are both brick remains, as well as mud-brick remains from the original dwellings that were built there. The site also allows you to camp, so you don’t have to feel that you need to rush off.
Five hours northeast by Victoria Falls 4WD campervan hire is the port town of Binga which lies on the southeastern shore of (artificial) Lake Kariba. While there’s not much to see here by way of scenery, you can launch a boat to explore the lake’s colorful and thriving fish species, and back on land, witness the pre-colonial traditions of the Tonga people who were displaced by the lake.