24 Hours in Victoria Falls

24 Hours in Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Its namesake town, which grew out of a trading post on diamond king Cecil Rhodes' ill-fated Cape-to-Cairo railway, caters to adventure seekers and wildlife enthusiasts, offering everything from bungee-jumping and gorge-swinging to elephant rides and lion walks. But beyond the adrenaline-inducing activities lies an area steeped in culture and history. Colonial-era hotels and steam trains with white-glove service evoke the romance of Edwardian explorers while heritage centers explain the havoc those explorers left in their wake. The apparatus of tourism, however, takes a back seat to the main attraction: the falls themselves.

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Built in 1904, the Victoria Falls Hotel - the oldest in town - lives up to th...

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