This morning we flew from Jo'burg to Livingstone on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls. Our hotel is the Royal Livingstone which has all the characteristics of a British Colonial hotel. It is on the banks of the Zambezi River -- about a ten minute walk from the Falls. Very nice, built in a series of 8-unit buildings all along the River. Giraffes and zebra are plentiful on the grounds of the hotel.
This is the end of the dry season so the river is low. The Falls consist of 9 narrow falls plunging over 100 meters to the bottom. In the rainy season, the falls stretch across much of its 1.7 kilometer length. At this time of year, the major falls are at the far end in Zimbabwe. Our guide said that now one can view the falls from top to bottom. In the rainy season, the spray and mist blocks most views of the entirety of the Falls. Perhaps so, but I think we would have preferred to be here in the high season or, on current dates, to have viewed the Falls from the Zimbabwe side, closer to the main falls. Nevertheless, we did get a good sense of how dramatic the Falls will be when the river is high.