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The smoke that thunders

Locals call it Mosi-oa-Tunya – the ‘smoke that thunders’. No other name describes the Victoria Falls better. Straddling the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, the Victoria Falls are one of the most impressive falls in the world, spanning more than a mile. I saw a photo of the falls in a geographic encyclopedia as a […]

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Plane views: Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls are one of the most iconic falls in the world. The falls, located on the Zambezi River, are on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the falls are one of the largest in the world, with a width of about a mile and a drop of more […]

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Botswana – Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp

Five glamping luxury safaris

A guest post by Kerry-Anne Smith. Camping is one of those activities that’s a bit like marmite, you either love it or hate it, but if you’re not a camping fan there’s no need to forever assign it to the ‘bad holiday ideas’ pile. In recent years, a new trend has arisen: “glamping” or rather, […]

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Canoeing on the Upper Zambezi

My velvet escape travel tip: Zambezi River

“My velvet escape travel tip” is a guest series about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes and what that would be in the hometown of the guest writer. With this series, I hope to uncover travel tips from places around the world to help visitors have a truly local experience. I love to escape! For […]

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