Bangkok, Thailand-: Adventurers are invited to unfurl their wings and take flight in a microlight aircraft high above Victoria Falls with Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara. Part of the hotel’s specially curated African Adventure Experience, guests can enjoy mesmerising views of the world’s largest waterfall from a private craft as they glide over the Zambezi River. In addition to ticking off this bucket list activity, guests can make the most of the river on a breakfast, lunch or sunset safari cruise and rapid rafting expedition. Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara’s African Adventure Experience has been designed to satisfy thrill seekers, intrepid explorers and nature lovers alike, with moments of wonderment to treasure for all time.
Located on the banks of the Zambezi River, the Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara is a short distance from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Victoria Falls. Recognised as some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, great sheets of water cascade noisily down a series of basalt gorges raising an iridescent mist that can be seen more than 20km away. Guests can enjoy an authentic flying experience aboard a microlight aircraft which is completely open to the elements and allows for uninterrupted aerial views of the “smoke that thunders”. The skilled pilot will chart a course over the bends of the Zambezi River, weaving between rainbows and pointing out wildlife along its banks before turning several circuits over the Falls themselves. The microlight can fly lower than other aircraft, allowing guests to feel the true power and majesty of this wonder of the natural world.
In addition to enjoying the Zambezi River from the sky, guests can also experience the rapids firsthand on their very own raft. Perfect for adrenalin junkies, Zambezi is widely considered to be one of the best white water rafting rivers in the world. Aptly named rapids, including “Stairway to Heaven”, “The Terminator” and “Oblivion” chart a challenging course as guests navigate their way through the vast gorges. For a calmer experience of the river, guests can opt for a gentle private river cruise with delicious food, spectacular views and a chance to spot hippos, crocodiles and other wildlife in the surrounding nature reserves. After a day of exploration, a soothing massage at Anantara Spa awaits, followed by a decadent, three-course dinner with wine pairing at the hotel’s signature restaurant, The Old Drift.
The African Adventure package starts from USD852 per person. Book direct with Anantara Hotels to enjoy exclusive offers, including the addition of a private barbecue dinner for stays of over three nights, and a private Monkey Tree dinner and luxury airport transfers for stays of over five nights (based on two sharing, 3-night minimum stay required).