Victoria Falls flow on Zambia side in May?

Old Jan 5th, 2009, 08:19 PM
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Victoria Falls flow on Zambia side in May?

We are canceling our reservations for Zimbabwe in May, due to the unrest, health & safety issues. We know we will miss the best view from Zimb side. Our question is, would there be enough water for great viewing & photography from the Zambia side in May? (We have heard that sometimes there is less water than other times of the year) If the water flow doesn't warrant the trip to Vic Falls, would we be better off adding a couple days to our 8 day safari, or 1 day to safari & 1 day in Johannesburg? Please give us your ideas, as we don't know which way to go-thanks!!
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Old Jan 6th, 2009, 12:31 AM
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Come on now. Is the global warming/travel agents, and other boosters here going to offer some advice? not really imo... they just keep chattin.

Other than that do your research and look for a global recession and lower prices and smart a wss on a public web site. googgle that. cramer/msnbc/fox11/ and anything else murdoc owns.. imo..

We wreally enjoyed our visit to africa from america, but based on some of the so called experts on money mgt. we will pr0baly pick a new place next time...

tks for your advice.
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Old Jan 6th, 2009, 03:32 AM
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Victori Falls on the Zambia side is great in May, if anything too much water. They have a beautiful walk along the falls and great viewing. Go for it
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Old Jan 6th, 2009, 08:39 AM
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hi karn,

it's sad you canceled zim because there are NO safety, health and unrest issues in view to tourists.
any dollar you spent in zim (except the visa fees) help to relief their misery.

we spent 5 days in vic falls/hwange national park driving 2 hours from vic falls to the park mid nov 08.

in vic falls i went to the crafts village without company and did some purchases without ANY difficulty.

just to assure you it's safe and one has to be in the wrong spot at the wrong time if anything happens.
but that is all over the wold the same.

NOW regarding water content of the zambesi from the zam side:

it's supposed to be FULL FULL FULL but because of that you won't be able to make as good pictures from the zam side as from the zim side because of that massive spray unless you carry a underwater housing.

when visiting the falls you get drenched to the skin despite rain coat which can be rented at the entrance. forget an umbrella. it won't offer sufficient cover.

so if you have already irrevocably canceled then you should cross border to zim in order to take great pics. but that asks for visa fee.

anyway - enjoy your trip!

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Old Jan 6th, 2009, 09:10 AM
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No worries. You will find when you arrive in Livingstone, it is still safe to cross over to the Zimbabwe side to view the falls for the day. Walk over the bridge to the park on the other side or take a taxi from border post to border post. Its a short walk and a good view of the falls( and the bungee jumping) from the bridge.
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Old Jan 6th, 2009, 09:12 AM
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We just got back from the Zim side, and had no problems whatsoever. The unrest and issues do not seem to be in Victoria Falls - even Comrade Bob does not want to kill the goose laying that golden hard currency egg.

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