The Royal Livingston Hotel.

The Royal Livingston is a very cool hotel. Where else will you have a zebra in front of your bedroom and a baboon on your patio?

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This is the security guy. He is there to prevent the baboons pinching our breakfast.

This morning we visited the famous falls. I have to admit to being less than impressed. This is because it hasnt rained here for months so there is a minimum amount of water over theĀ falls. In some ways this is an advantage because it is easier to see the unique formation of canyons that make up the falls.

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This is the model that explains how the water travels when in full flood. A million years ago the falls would have been at the left of the photo. Erosion over the millenia move the falls ever further up river.

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We returned to the hotel a little disappointed although we were assured that this is the best way to see the falls. In full flood the mist is so thick the main canyon cannot be seen.

A few of us went on the helicopter tour of the area. I went in the small 4 seater on the left.

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The young South African pilot gave us some really good views of the falls.

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There is always a rainbow over the canyon, even at night when they call it a moonbow.

We had booked 30 minutes so the pilot said, “Lets have some fun!” We went on a switchback ride through the canyons, buzzing the rafters in the river below.

 

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What we didnt realise until we returned to ground, we were being videoed. So I can bore you all with my video of the ride through the Victoria Falls Canyons.

We returned to the hotel for a quiet afternoon and a swim in the beautiful pool!image

Time to pack and home tomorrow!

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7 Responses to The Royal Livingston Hotel.

  1. Naomi Tschoegl says:

    Great photos. You have clearly had a wonderful trip!

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  2. Pam Adler says:

    Sorry that your holiday is coming to an end. I have so enjoyed reading about your trip.
    Mind you at least we can resume our Friday golf.
    Safe journey home
    Xxx

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  3. Jonathan Seitler says:

    Enjoyed every word. Looking forward to my next vicarious adventure

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  4. mummycram says:

    This looks like the best yet. See you tomorrow xx

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