Kasane is located near what is known as the ‘Four Corners’ of Africa (Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe). It is a popular starting point for many a trip to Victoria Falls, located within the borders of two countries, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The village of Victoria Falls lies on the Zimbabwean side and was once the tourist hub for exploring the falls. This changed when the president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, went dipshit mental, instituted a nutty land redistribution policy, destroyed the economy, and destabilized the country like it was his job. Inflation was so out of control the government at one point started printing 100 trillion dollar bills (they now use US dollars). As you might expect this scared all but the most die-hard tourists away. Things have improved but in the interim the city of Livingston (Zambian side) quickly developed significant infrastructure to compensate.
And then came the grand finale, an experience that almost wasn’t. Just about any activity imaginable is available near Vic Falls. Bungee jumping, river rafting, river boarding, abseiling, fishing, horse-back riding, helicopter flight, etc. You name it. Want to molest a rhino? I’m sure it is feasible. They also offer microlight flights over the falls. I’ve always wanted to give this a shot and I could think of no better place to do so then Vic Falls. Problem is it is rather expensive, $120 US for a 15 minute flight. Ouchie! I oscillated back and forth knowing deep down that resistance was futile. I simply had to know.