I have been to Victoria Falls twice, in 2016 and 2019. Both times I experienced one of the most powerful shows of nature. However in 2019 the whole Zambezi River basin suffered quite a serious drought, and the volume of water dropping down into the gorge was quite low.
If I had to choose a country where my safari experiences have been the best I would definitely say: Botswana. I have been to Botswana several times in the past years, but I decided I’m not going there anymore.
Safari is the most amazing experience a traveller can make. Nothing can be compared to seeing wildlife from a close distance.
Are you souvenir persons? I am not. I don’t dislike them but I live in a very small house and I don’t have much room to allocate to souvenirs from the 132 countries I’ve travelled to so far. During my trips I do usually buy items that I can actually use once back at my home or I can see every day to spare a thought for an old travel rather than objects that I have to place in a hidden corner of my house to let cover in dust and forget about.
The tourism industry is at halt worldwide with massive impact on the live of many workers worldwide. However this is not the time to dispair. I spoke to Salim Mrindoko about that, owner of safari tour company named Off the Beaten Path, based in Arusha - Tanzania - and for those of you you are wondering if it's woth to plan a trip to Africa, this is the response,
One of the masterpieces of Mother Nature is the Okavango Delta, in northern Botswana. Few places on earth can give you the same understanding of the power nature, the long work performed by geology and the sense of quiet, peace and relax, that this place can offer to visitors.
I know practically no one who has returned from this extraordinary continent and has not suffered what the Italians call "Mal d’Africa". A pleasant feeling of nostalgia that pervades us when we return from a trip over there, which has disclosed us our origins, wild and ancestral landscapes that penetrate our emotions in such a powerful way that we cannot help but want to return, as soon as possible.