After my safari at Luangwa I went to Livingstone, staying at the Waterberry Zambezi Lodge on the mighty Zambezi river.
The lodge was quiet at the time of my stay so I had this house all to myself!
lounge area and single bed, another bed and a kitchen and dining table
were at the other end behind where I'm standing taking the photo.
Four singles and one double bed in total, I used the double room with en-suite.
Upstairs lounge area in main hotel
In the high season those rocks wouldn't be visible, the falls would be raging
The Devil's Pool at Livingston Island
on the edge of the falls
To get to the pool we had to swim in a triangle route, it was very scary.
That's me swimming towards the others, and that's the edge of the falls behind them!!
We were hauled out by rope and scrambled over rocks. Afterwards it occured to me that if we left the pool via a rope and rocks why did we do the scary swim to get into it? I can only guess it was done that way to add a bit of adventure!!!
The night before going to the pool I was sharing a dinner table with a couple who had done it that day. They said the swim to the pool was scary but well worth it. I did a “What, wait, did you say swim to the pool? I thought we would get there by boat” “You have to swim, the water is too rocky for a boat” they said. Whoa, I went straight to the office to cancel but they said to go, it’s a nice trip, take my costume and then if I want to do it when I get there I could!
Walking down to the boiling pot.
The left side of the bridge is in Zimbabwe and the right side is in Zambia. People were doing bungee jumping off the bridge. I did consider doing it but only for a few seconds, then came to my senses!
The boiling pot is the name given to this area where the water has fallen down the ravines, along the river and into a Gorge where it swirls around, and, over time it has carved out a deep pool. In the rainy season the spray created by this looks like a huge pot of boiling water.
Shopping in Livingstone, looking for a t-shirt for my grandson.
The last day of my holiday I treated myself to a beautiful delicious dinner on the Royal Livingstone train
The safari and Livingstone was a wonderful holiday.
~ Be safe and well ~
What gorgeous photos! Love the main lodge, the little lodge house, and the Royal Livingstone train/restaurant! You were very brave to swim in the Devil's Pool right at the edge of the Falls -- I don't know it I would have!ReplyDelete
I was going to cancel it but the office people said to go, it’s a nice trip, take my costume and then if I want to do it when I get there I could!!Delete
It’s fun for me to see a picture of you! Your lodgings look so much more extravagant than I picture for that setting. Just lovely! You are much braver than I would be going in that water. The bridge reminds me of the one near Hoover Dam.ReplyDelete
I don't have many photos of myself. There were a few life guards on hand if anyone got into difficulty. I'm also my own worst enemy, if I hadn't done it I imagined getting back home and wishing I had!Delete
What an amazing holiday, it looks incredible!ReplyDelete
It was Lorraine :-)Delete
I've thoroughly enjoyed these last two posts (somehow I'd missed the earlier part till now). I'd always thought I might do this kind of thing when I retired but somehow now I'm happy to stay close to home.ReplyDelete
I'm very pleased you have enjoyed them John.Delete
This place is darling! And oh, Polly! That scenery! Those waterfalls, that rainbow. And that a beautiful place to rest your head when you return. I love it.ReplyDelete
Thank you Jeanie xDelete
Such beautiful photos! The falls are incredible and your accommodation was perfect. It looks like a dream vacation.ReplyDelete
It was Marie.Delete
What great memories of shat looked like a memorable trip, Polly. I just finished reading the previous post as well. The waterfall experience would not be for me so kudos to you. Victoria Falls was beautiful to see.ReplyDelete
I have some lovely happy memories of wonderful holidays. I think I had a lapse of sanity when I did the pool swim!Delete
Looks like an amazing trip. But I wouldn't fancy going for a swim so close to Victoria Falls!ReplyDelete
I was so nervous, but glad I did it.Delete