Zambia and Zimbabwe are top African safari destinations, sharing one very important sight, the Victoria Falls. The Victoria Falls are known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya (the smoke that thunders), due to its towering plume of spray that is visible at a distance. The 108 m long (354 ft) and 1 708 m (5 600 ft) wide Victoria Falls are the largest sheet of falling water in the world.
Until now visitors would need two visas, if they would like to see the Victoria Falls on both sides, the Zambian and the Zimbabwean side. That is not only costly with USD 50 for each visa, but also inconvenient with the border formalities when just crossing to see the same sight from a different angle. At certain times of the year it is better to see the falls on the Zimbabwean side and it was a real hassle when doing an African safari circuit including Botswana, South Africa and the falls, but logistically practical on the Zambian side.
But that is over. From 28 November 2014 the uni-visa for at the moment USD 50 per person is effective. That will make safari travel and Victoria Falls sight seeing much easier and cheaper. Border crossing in other areas like Lake Kariba and Mana Pools will also be easier and stimulate more cross-border safari itineraries including the best of both countries. Hassle free access to top safari destinations is essential for an amazing African safari experience. Ute Sonnenberg for Roho Ya Chui, Travel Africa