Thursday, July 29, 2010

~ Welcome To Zambia, Africa ~

The Victoria Falls Bridge was commissioned by Cecil John Rhodes in 1900, although he never visited the falls and died before construction began, he expressed his wish that the "railway should cross the Zambezi just below the Victoria Falls. I should like to have the spray of the falls over the carriages."

The bridge affords a magnificent view both down the gorge on the one side and through to the falls on the other. The immense depth of the gorge can be fully appreciated from this perspective and combined with the sea green river below, the shiny black rock face and lush green foliage, the 360 degree view from the bridge is breathtaking.

The Falls can be approached from the town of Livingstone by traveling south on Mosi O Tunya road for some 11 kilometers. Just before the border, there is a turning to the right which leads to a parking area. Walks all around the Falls are accessible from this point. If approaching from Zimbabwe, cross the border at the town of Victoria Falls and watch for the left turning just after the Zambian customs post.

And these are some of my 'friends' that I hopefully shall see on my safari mission.

Hereeeee, kitty-kitty! Oops! I'm running as fast as i caaannnn ... nice kitty!

Wouldn't it be lovely if we could all get along so beautifully ...

Oh, dear, this is our taxi waiting for us, be back later!

Nothing is more soothing that the soft gentle rush of water ... don't guess we'll be doing any canoeing here ...

At the end of a beautiful day, we are blessed with the sweet sound of natures call of the wild.


  1. Oh, how I wish I could be there with you. It looks so inviting, Dottie. Green with envy ...
    Hugs, Marydon

  2. How fortunate are you to be able to travel to Africa and help out. God be with you and bless your socks off!! Enjoy your blog!
    PS Friend of Marydon also! :)

  3. PS forgot to tell you WELCOME TO will love it!! Many, many wonderful people to meet!!

  4. Hi Dottie and it's so nice to meet you! Welcome to Blogland and you're going to have a great time!
    I'm wishing you the best on your upcoming trip.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)