9 Reasons Why The Boma is the Most Unforgettable Dining Experience You’ll Ever Have

Throughout the beginning of our trip through Africa many people were raving about The Boma Restaurant in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe so we decided it was worth checking out during our stay there. We were not disappointed and here is why you won’t be either.
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A Dance With The Devil’s Pool

“I acknowledge that I am aware of an appreciate the real dangers and risks that are associated with visiting Livingstone Island on the Zambezi River arising inter alia from slippery rock surfaces, river currents, flash floods and the presence of wild and dangerous animals, reptiles, and insects and the real risk of suffering bodily harm, injury and even death.” As we waited for our boat at the dock of the Royal Livingstone Hotel each of us signed a waiver, as you do when participating in any risky activity. We were all aware that the risk of swimming at Devil’s Pool was a little higher than many other adrenaline activities, but that’s half the thrill of it, right? Read more

Rafting and Riverboarding the Mighty Zambezi: 19 Rapids, 3 Injuries, 2 Girls, 1 Mighty Adventure

The magazine fell open to page 81, as if it was calling to me, “And the Zambezi’s dozens of rapids, which roil with waves as high as 30 feet, are famed as the best commercially run white water in the world”. My attention was caught. The Zambezi River runs between Zimbabwe and Zambia, fed by the great Victoria Falls, was one of the stops I would be making on my trip through Africa. I kept reading. “…Boaters buck through house-size rapids and dodge hippos and crocs”. Okay, a little danger there, but what the heck! I turned and headed to the counter with “National Geographic Adventures of a Lifetime” tucked under my arm. In that moment I made the decision that I would raft the Zambezi. Little did I know that I would take it just one step further. Read more

Botswana: Chobe on Water

After an early morning game drive through Chobe National Park, with a heart-stopping lion encounter, spirits were high at our campsite. We enjoyed what was left of our breakfast after a raid by a group of mongooses and took the afternoon to relax. Or relax as much as you can when there is a spitting cobra in your bathroom. Read more

Botswana: Chobe on Wheels

Botswana was the best country of the nine we visited for game viewing along the roads. As soon as we crossed the border into Botswana we started to see elephants everywhere, a few giraffes too. They were scattered along the sides of the highway, causing traffic to slow down and often come to a stop when the large mammals decided to cross the road. As most traffic kept puttering along, not phased by the elephant sightings which occur regularly for them, we stopped to take photos. The giants came right up to the edge of the highway, where we were parked. Our first close up encounter. Read more

9 Reasons You Should Travel South Africa’s Garden Route

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1. Great White Shark Cage Dive

Kick things off in Cape Town with an adrenaline pumping cage dive with the most feared creatures of the sea, the great white shark. Book a trip with one of the many reputable companies then head on out to Gansbaai for your opportunity to suit up and climb into a cage and watch these terrifying creatures circle you. If you choose not to get into the water there is always a great view from the boat as well where the sharks can sometimes be seen breaching and swimming uncomfortably close to the boat. Read more

How to Ride an Ostrich

The day had finally arrived. We were only one week into an eight week trip but I had been thinking about this day for years. It was the day I would finally ride an ostrich.

It’s kind of an odd life aspiration to have, but ever since seeing a Stride Gum commercial featuring men riding ostriches (watch it here), I have felt an unusual urge to take a whirl on one of these large, flightless birds. Almost six years later the opportunity was finally in front of me. Read more

Zimbabwe Lion Encounter

Upon arrival at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe we were offered an overwhelming number of activities to partake in. Even more overwhelming than the number of options we had to choose from was the cost of many of these adventures. Victoria Falls, although beautiful and well worth seeing, is a tourist trap, and an expensive one at that. Despite the cries of my bank account I decided to sign up for a few different activities to fill up my three day stop. First thing on the list was walking with lions at Lion Encounter. Read more