he Victoria Falls Hotel, which is popularly known as ‘the grand old lady of the Falls, is situated within the Victoria Falls National Park, a World Heritage Site. The Edwardian-style five-star hotel, was built in 1904 and has been recently redecorated and fully refurbished to combine the old charm with the convenience of the new. The hotel is set in tropical gardens with palm trees, semi-tropical shrubs and lily ponds and it provides a tranquil and secluded setting that many guests seek. The famous Victoria Falls are just a ten-minute walk away using the hotels private pathway, and the smoke that thunders or ‘Mosi-O-Tunya’ in the local dialect, is clearly audible and visible from the hotel. First class service, with food and beverage choices and preparation that are second to none. The opulent Livingstone Room for fine dining and dancing, the Jungle Junction with its famous breakfast and dinner buffets and ethnic entertainment in the evenings, offer variety and wide choice. Stanley’s Terrace, with its clear view of the Victoria Falls Bridge which connects Zimbabwe with Zambia, is renowned for its cocktails and afternoon teas. The Terrace has been a meeting point for adventurers in Africa for over a century.