On the Zambezi River, you can lounge at the very edge of a 350-foot waterfall.
Most visitors come to Zimbabwe's most well-known tourist town to see "The Smoke That Thunders" -- Victoria Falls -- one of the Wonders of the World. But there's so much more to this town and across the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge in the country of Zambia (the other side of the waterfall). Here's a start!
Some 350 feet below the bridge we were driving over, a mighty river coiled and cursed through a dark basalt gorge. I could see two rapids interrupting the otherwise peaceful stretch. They were pieces of effervescence, feather-white, inviting.
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If you're a contrarian, you won't be surprised to hear that I traveled to Zambia recently and never once bothered to visit Victoria Falls.
The 22-year-old Australian tourist's spectacular fall was captured on film. After she hit the water, the woman managed to
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