As a holiday destination, Victoria Falls is simply the ultimate all-round experience. From the impressive scenery to the abundant wildlife, the world-famous adrenaline activities and strong local culture, there is so much on offer in Africa’s adventure capital. After viewing the spectacular Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the second most popular landmark in the region is the Victoria Falls Bridge. While it is the stunning natural beauty of the Victoria Falls that takes your breath away, it is the man-made magic of building a bridge across an enormous chasm that really blows your mind!
Connecting the two towns, Livingstone in Zambia and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, the Victoria Falls Bridge was the dream of one man, Cecil John Rhodes, where his vision was for Africa to be connected from Cape-to-Cairo with a continuous railway. The legend is that he instructed engineers to “build a bridge across the Zambezi where the trains, as they pass, will catch the spray of the Falls”. When you think that this construction began in the turn of the century, in 1903 it really is awe-inspiring.