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HWANGE - PHOTO SAFARIS

A GUIDE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

Victoria Falls stands as one of the esteemed Seven Natural Wonders of the World and holds the prestigious title of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and rightfully so. Known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya – The Smoke that Thunders, this breathtaking marvel straddles the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was first encountered by the renowned explorer David Livingstone in the late 1855, who promptly dedicated it to his sovereign of the time, Queen Victoria.

While not claiming the title of the largest waterfall globally, Victoria Falls boasts the largest curtain of cascading water, particularly impressive during its peak in April and May. At this time, the thunderous roar of the falls crescendos as floodwaters from the upper Zambezi and Chobe rivers converge, charting their course toward the Mozambique Channel and ultimately, the Indian Ocean.

Domestic/International Airport - Victoria Falls International Airport (VFA)

Economic Stability - Stable

Crime - Low

Currency - US Dollar

Health Care - Private Hospitals are well equipped.

Malaria - Yes

Vaccinations - Recommended (consult your medical professional) 

Photographic Highlights

Exploring Victoria Falls by Foot:

Embark on an unforgettable journey along the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls, where a picturesque footpath stretches along its entire length, offering unparalleled vistas of the cascading waters. Experience the awe-inspiring sight of the water plunging towards you, often accompanied by the enchanting presence of a rainbow amidst the mist—a photographer's dream composition.

It's crucial to consider that while the peak flow occurs in April and May, the sheer force of the water can create a thunderous roar and dense spray, obstructing the full view of the falls. Even the most weather-sealed cameras may struggle amidst the mist. We highly recommend bringing a waterproof bag to shield your equipment during the mistiest segments of the journey.

Under the glow of a full moon, and under favourable conditions, Victoria Falls unveils its beauty on select evenings, offering photographers a rare opportunity to capture the ethereal phenomenon known as a "moonbow" amidst the mist.

Exploring from the Zambian Side:

Witness Victoria Falls from a distinct perspective on the Zambian side, where the water descends away from your vantage point. Enjoy the advantage of a closer proximity to the falls, providing unparalleled photographic opportunities as the water cascades into the gorge below. For an extraordinary experience, consider indulging in a lunch or high tea on Livingstone Island, offering a unique perspective. However, please note that this option may not be available during periods of full flood.

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Photo Safari Activities at Victoria Falls

FLIGHT OF THE ANGELS

Photo Safari Company - Male Lion - Hwange - Zimabwe.

SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER

Hot & Dry Season

Summer

TEMPERATURES

September - November | Hot

Hottest months.

WEATHER

Temperatures are cooling down.

Early mornings temps 14°C

Afternoons Mid/high 30°C

Nights 15°C.

GAME VIEWING

September - November | Exceptional

Best time of the year to see game.

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY TIMES

Early mornings & late afternoons.

Night times for nocturnal animals, especially cats and hyena.

GAME MOVEMENTS

The bush is very dry. Water sources in the bush are scarce, therefore game frequent viewing waterholes throughout the day & night.

ANIMALS

Big 5 (Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino,  Leopard)

Elephant | Antelope | Cats | Hyena | Wild Dog | Birds | Reptiles

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