After a full day of exploring Victoria Falls it was time to tick another experience off my Bucket List…. (I say “my” because a conversation I had with my husband during this particular outing made me realise that not everyone has a Bucket List! Weirdo!)
Anyway, THIS was on my list forever…
A Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River
We were greeted on the banks of the river by African singing and dancing and boarded our ferry to be told that drinks were on them! Yes please! Cue endless G&T’s.
The ferry consisted of an upper and lower level and we positioned ourselves on the upper level to begin with as this offered a better panoramic view for photos…. later we moved downstairs and got a water level view of the sunset which was a little bit more private and, thus, romantic!
To be honest the whole experience was out of this world. It didn’t matter where I sat!
The wild waters of the Victoria Falls a few km’s downstream were nowhere to be seen… here it was just a tranquil blue river with lush green borders and a couple of bulrushes and palm trees for tropical effect. Oh yes, an a hippo or 10!
Yes, within a few minutes we’d happened upon a hippo… and then a few more poked their ears through the surface of the water and greeted us with a grunt. A true African moment.
Our leisurely cruise was everything I had imagined. A beautiful rainbow above the mist of the falls. A lone elephant bull breaking branches on one of the mid-river islands. Another pod of hippos chilling in the later afternoon sun. A gin & tonic in hand. There was even a crocodile thrown in for good measure.
And all the while the sun sank lower in the sky, changing the light of the landscape to make it even more beautiful than before.
And then, the sunset! The sunset of my dreams. A golden orb setting behind African savanna and casting it’s reflection on the ripples of the Zambezi waters. It really doesn’t get more magical than this…
We sat together in silence soaking in the special moment. Relishing the beauty of capturing a memory that would last a lifetime…
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We enjoyed our stay courtesy of FastJet, Elephant Hills Resort and Shearwater Victoria Falls. Flights, accommodation and some activities were sponsored but all thoughts, opinions and photos are my own.
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