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    Default Victoria Falls

    I'll post this here, because it is kind of inbetween. Has anybody been to both sides, that is Zimbabwe and Zambia. If so, which side did you like most and why?
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    You have two totally different views of the falls from the different sides. Some you can only see from Zim side and some you can only see frm Zambia side. If you get there it will be a shame to view it from one side only. If the Zambesi level is VERY low then the Zambian side will not be an option BUT with the rains we've had the Zambesi level will be high and high for some time. If you walk across the bridge from one side to the other it won't cost you anything except the entrence fees. (Don't forget your passports) So my advice is go and see both sides you will never regret it.
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    You simply get to see more of the Falls from the Zim side. Expensive, quite touristy, often queues of smelly trucks waiting to cross the border, foreign exchange straight into Mr M's back pocket and all that, but the actual experience of the Falls is best from the Zim side. It is nice to see from the Zambian side, but a smaller less impressive spectacle.

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    Pls. post your experience once having been there ! We still plan to fly in via Livingstone for a weekend before we finally return...

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    Mike and Andre, thanks for your replies. Much appreciated. MR2, I think my feed back will perhaps be a little late, as we are only going up there in August. This is a Botswana trip, but we will be in Kasane for two days. That is why we plan the Vic falls sightseeing.
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    Spook, during the very dry season (Oct - Nov) Zim is by far the best but during the wet Jan - July, I prefer Zambian side. But as stated by Andre why not view from both sides. August should still be good.

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    Hmm - then you might see pics first from us

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    I was there 2 weeks ago. Ill post some pics I took from the chopper. Vic falls is the tourist destination, livingstone the african city
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    Quote Originally Posted by Engel View Post
    Vic falls is the tourist destination, livingstone the african city
    Have to agree about Livingstone as a city is old and rundown, but you need to look beyond that and focus on the falls itself.

    I also believe the Zambian side along the river is better developed with luxury lodges (which I cannot afford unless on special), so once you are out of the town center its a totally different world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engel View Post
    I was there 2 weeks ago. Ill post some pics I took from the chopper. Vic falls is the tourist destination, livingstone the african city
    Where did you stay ? B&B, Lodge,....camping

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    ilala lodge. Im going to send you someone I know locally that can tell you all you need to know and it does not cost you any money. The hotels gives them commission. You can very quickly get into a very grubby place.
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    Default wanna have some pics?

    Here is some pics for those that want, im still busy with a trip report.
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    Great pictures ! Did you do a sightseeing flight over the falls - or are they from the flight to there ?

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    I did both. Friends of mine own shearwater adventures so I went with their chopper around the falls. They have a few routes you can fly
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    For the guys who have not been to Vic Falls: Look at Herman's third pic, left of the V (river outflow) is Zim and the smaller piece on the right is Zambia. Mooi fotos Herman, ek was in 2005 te 'tight ass' om geld vir die chopper uit te haal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Engel View Post
    I did both. Friends of mine own shearwater adventures so I went with their chopper around the falls. They have a few routes you can fly
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    Question: What is the best flight connection / airline from JoBurg to the Vic-Falls ?

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    We've flown JNB to VF many times and always fly SAA.

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