Planning a journey to Victoria Falls can be one of your most memorable holidays yet. Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world and the scenery of the falls and the surrounding jungle is magnificent to say the least. There are Victoria Falls accommodation options to suit every need and activities to entertain all types of travellers. While most people will put a lot of planning and thought into things such as the flights, accommodation and daily itineraries, many people forget simple things such as what they need to bring along and which health precautions need to be taken.
Health is a major issue whenever you travel to a different country. Being healthy for the duration of your trip means that you can enjoy it to its full potential. It is important that you speak to your doctor or travel clinic to see if they think you need any medication for your trip to Victoria Falls. There are no vaccines that are deemed compulsory when travelling to Zambia or Zimbabwe but you may want to get all the regular or routine vaccines sorted. This includes but is not limited to the vaccine for polio, MMR and influenza.
You should also consider giving your immune system a boost with a vitamin C supplement. It is usually recommended that traveller take a probiotic when travelling and eat foreign food. This helps to promote a healthy ecosystem in your gut and prevents your stomach from getting too upset. It is also a general rule that you do not drink water straight from the tap when travelling. This could upset your stomach. Instead, drink bottled water only. You can also use this bottled water to brush your teeth.
What To Bring
Other than you usual travel necessities, you should make sure that you have a good camera and a lot of film or storage space if you are taking digital photos. This is because the scenery that you will be seeing is truly awesome and you will want to take pictures of just about everything. These photos will be truly precious after your trip as they are bound to document one of the best experiences of your life.
It is always a good idea to bring a poncho or light rain coat along with you. This will protect you from getting wet when viewing the falls as the water splashed from it can get quite a lot. You should also consider wearing light clothes that dry quickly. Should you get wet then it would dry quickly and you would not have to be uncomfortable in wet clothes all day.
Adequate protection from the sun is a must because it can get extremely hot in this region. Wearing a hat will protect your face and neck from the sun and a light t-shirt can protect your chest and shoulders as well. It is important that you regularly apply sunscreen when outdoors.