It's in a great location, as it's situated on the border of the Mosi-oa-Tunya
National Park (we even spotted curious wild monkeys larking about near the huge driveway) and it's just a five-minute drive from the falls.
Most of the Bushes' four-day stay in Zambia is focused on renovating the Mosi-Oa-Tunya
health centre in Livingstone.
The grandeur of Mosi-oa-Tunya
('the smoke that thunders') in Zimbabwe or the magical transformation of the Blue Nile's Tis Isat ('smoking fire') in Ethiopia, from trickle to torrent in the rainy season, might be investigated through video and Google Earth imagery.
Holy smoke The Makololo tribe called Victoria Falls Mosi-oa-Tunya
, or Smoke that Thunders.
The glamorous, glorious resort is right by the mighty Zambezi river on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls and - hardly a surprise since it lies inside the Mosi-oa-Tunya
National Park - has a lot of animals living in its manicured grounds.
(original name "Mosi-oa-Tunya
", meaning "the smoke that thunders").
In fact, for us in Livingstone, residents tend to feel offended when we are expected to pay US$15 per person to go into the Mosi-oa-Tunya
Park for a couple of hours.
There is a moment of silence in reverence to the scene before us and then the guide breaks it with, "That is Mosi-oa-Tunya
, or the Mighty Smoke that Thunders, rising from the crash of the Victoria Falls."
Livingstone (1813-73), a Scottish missionary and explorer, is best known for being the first European to see the Mosi-oa-Tunya
('the smoke that thunders') waterfall, which he renamed Victoria Falls after the reigning monarch.
Locally known as Mosi-oa-Tunya
, the Falls, just a short taxi ride away from the city, are an essential stop on any visit to Southern Africa.
I got to track a rhino in Mosi-Oa-Tunya
National Park and saw a leopard during a night ride.
End your safari holiday with a visit to Zambia to see Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya
(the Smoke that Thunders).
The locals, of course, had long been familiar with the falls which they dubbed Mosi-oa-Tunya
- the smoke that thunders.
You can hear The Smoke That Thunders - or Mosi-oa-Tunya
- from some distance, depending on the season.