Swanbourne Lake Arundel

Swanbourne Lake Arundel West Sussex

Swanbourne Lake

Swanbourne lake is a part of the Arundel Castle Estate in this small but buzzing town known for its history, castle and boutique shops.

History

First records show a mill pond was known to have existed on this site back as far as the 11th century. Records would seem to prove that the mill pond would power a water mill.

Fast forward and the water mill was demolished in 1844 some 7 centuries later. This made way for a new dairy, new pump house, a cow shed and dairyman’s residence.

A number of years from the mid 1970’s onwards, this lake suffered desperately from low water levels and in some cases, areas all but dried up. Dredging was carried out in 2001 and cleared the problem

In 1987 the mill pond was turned into a trout farm. This farm didn’t last has been closed for a number of years now.

The castle Pump house was restored in the 1990’s by the Arundel Castle Estate and the Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society who also cleaned up the pumping machinery.

Now Swanbourne lake is greatly appreciated each year by visitors and locals alike for the stunning site it is, and by taking one of the footpaths off the main lake walk and really soak up this beautiful area.

Getting There

By Road

Arundel is situated just off  the A27 in West Sussex, roughly speaking about half way between the major cities of Portsmouth and Brighton and only a short 5 miles from the coastal town of Littlehampton.

Public Transport Directions

Arundel has great railway connection with a mainline rail station with services linking to and from London Victoria, Gatwick Airport, Portsmouth, Brighton and the local towns of Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Chichester and Worthing.

Our Swanbourne Lake Trip

Location

After a brief visit to my homeland, I wanted to visit the beautiful town of Arundel and in particular Swanbourne Lake. Situated in our home county West Sussex. About 1.5 hours from London and about 50 minutes from Brighton

Memories

A town we would visit as kids and packed with history as its the location of Arundel castle and home town to the Duke and Duchess Of Norfolk.

As i mentioned we would go there as kids and most memorable moments there were the beautiful Swanbourne lake. We would go there to feed the swans and ducks in the most superb lake situated at the back of the castle. (see map below for precise location)

Arundel Town

We started off with a nice walk through the beautiful streets of Arundel and a visit to a few of the fantastic boutique shops, We checked out Arundel Cathedral and explored some of the fascinating back streets this town had to offer.

Backstreets of Arundel
Arundel Cathedral

We headed back off back down the road in the direction of Swanbourne lake, walking the outskirts of the beautiful looking Arundel Castle. Which sits proudly raised up on the side of the hill making it look and feel so prominent to the town.

Arundel Castle

Castle fact : Arundel castle was a medieval castle built on Christmas day 1067 by Robert De Montgomery. the castle is now in the hands of the Dukes of Norfolk and are now open to the public for visits and general tourism purposes.

The lake

We arrived at Swanbourne Lake after a brisk walk and it was just as I had remembered. The wide opened lake being in January was nice and quiet also.

We took to the walking track round the outskirts of the lake taking in the scenery and getting some much needed fresh air

Swanbourne lake from the walking tack
Getting up high at Swanbourne Lake

We looked out over the lake looking for ducks and swans and could see them floating around over the other side where the main feeding bay for them is. They obviously knew where to be at the right time. We stood back and gazed over which gave us time to remember the good old days.

A look across Swanbourne Lake

The building in the background is a cafe that is open all year round. We didn’t go in ourselves but we hear the scones, clotted cream and jams are to die for, as well as a range of snacks, treats, teas and coffees. And of course not forgetting the food for feeding the swans and ducks.

Swanbourne Lake

We followed the walk around and out a different side where we came across streams and old buildings dotted along the walk back to the car.

We took a walk back along the side of the lake and followed the walk round. As you can see below the walkways are well maintained and accessible for everyone

We then came to an old derelict boat house this is where the creative juices started flowing and snapped a couple of great shots of the remains. I love to look at these types of buildings and let the imagination wander of what it was like when this would of been operational many many years ago.

A Summer Hot Spot

In the summer Swanbourne Lake becomes a mecca for tourists and visitors and such attractions like row boat hire are operational in these times making it a great spot for familes to enjoy.

Top tip: A top spot for a bit to eat or a pint is the Black Rabbit Public House and old regular haunt for us to unwind. Serving great pub food and real ales a perfect spot by the river to unwind. Black Rabbit Site. Be warned can be busy in the summer months so get in early.

All in all it was a lovely day out was nice to look back at a regular haunt for us and to enjoy a much needed stretch of the legs.

Whilst in this beautiful town here it a few other things you may like to get

A wander round Arundel Castle & Gardens

Arundel Museum a look at the historic and medieval town of Arundel

If you like craft beers your love Arundel Brewery | Award-Winning Craft Beer from Sussex

That will get you started

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2020 Travel Roundup

2020 Travel Roundup

2020 a year like no other,  a year the travel industry shut down but regardless with ploughed on with our site and took time to really go back over our past trips and share around our favourite experiences from past years. And here we have our 2020 travel roundup

A couple of things we took from the year was to appreciate our own surroundings, we have travelled the globe but often forgot what was right here on our doorstep. We have seen such places like Glencar Waterfall Day Trip, Mote Park Roscommon, Killala Bay (a quick stop off), Roscommon Castle Ruins, Lough Rynn Castle (Walk Round The Grounds) and Lough Key Forest Park We had planned more but lockdowns had put a halt to that.

We did get to England early on in the year and saw the stunning Swanbourne Lake Arundel West Sussex a real gem in West Sussex.

Secondly was going back over old trips and reminiscing and writing about them and enjoyed looking through old photos and really transporting ourselves back and really enjoyed what we have done over the last few years.

Reviewing our previous trips

We went over our Vietnam trip such posts about like Nikko Hotel Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh Food Journey, War Remnants Museum Ho Chi Minh City and Ben Thanh Market.

We shared our Hong Kong trip with such posts like Hong Kong Restaurants!, The Cordis Hotel, Hong Kong, Mongkok and Disneyland Hong Kong Fun Times.

Our most popular and favourite experiences our Africa adventure. With such posts like Savanna Private Game Reserve Sabi Sands, Victoria Falls By Helicopter, Franschhoek Wine Tram Tour, Best Things To Do Cape Town and Johannesburg Our First Stop

We were already under way reviewing all our present hotel stays which you could find in this list Our Hotel Reviews and of course there’s more to come

And finally we managed to continue to cover our 1o years in Australia which still has some way to go but here are a few snipets so far. Top 10 Things To Do Gold CoastGold Coast Beach’s Are Stunning, Curtis Falls Waterfall Mount tamborine and Natural Bridge, Springbrook Mountain.

Looking Forward

What’s our hopes for 2021, well firstly and foremost stay safe and hopefully see the light at the end of a tunnel with regards to this pandemic. Continuing to write about Australia and also to get out and about around our home Ireland and explore the beauty we have here right at our finger tips. And fingers crossed by the back end of the year maybe be able to look at a trip abroad. But we will take it one step at a time.

So for now its happy new year thanks for all the support over the last year and we wish everyone the best well wishes for new year.

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Lough Rynn Castle

Lough Rynn Castle A Brief History

Lough Rynn lies on the original historic grounds of the medieval estate and castle of Mac Raghnaill family.

The Mac Raghnaill castle was situated at the opposite side to where the castle now lies. And below is all that remains of that original castle.

In 1883 Robert Bermingham, viscount Clement family built a mock Tudor house looking straight out over the lough. This is now where the current castle is.

1889 Lough Rynn was massively refurbished and and new wing was built.

The estate was bought in the early 21st century by the Hanly family. They renovated and modernised and transformed from an incredible ancestral home to the beautiful castle and in 2006 the castle was opened as a hotel.

Location

Lough Rynn Castle is situated in the west of Ireland in County Leitrim, about 15 minutes from Carrick on Shannon, and 5 minutes from Mohill.

Trip Around The Grounds

Lough Rynn castle is a luxurious castle hotel and estate gardens. A perfect place to visit for a walk around the gardens which are stunning and there is even the added plus of the walled gardens. In all the estate stands at around 300 acres.

The grounds at Lough Rynn

The photo below shows the castle from the back lawn, this is the original part of the castle which was restored. Avery elegant looking castles and covered by lush green surroundings. Pathways lead to this point and all is easily accessed.

Original part of castle

The front of the castle, showing again the original part of the castle building. A very strong and striking looking front, certainly well built to last the distance.

Castle front

Just outside the back of the castle is a perfect view out onto the lough. This is the perfect vantage point looking out from the castle and into the Lough. Small tables are scattered around to enjoy the views and have drinks or afternoon tea on a sunny day.

Back of the castle looking over the Lough

Take a walk down to the Lough and you get this stunning view, and certainly is a very peaceful spot to take it all in.

Out onto Lough Rynn

Just off to the right of the lough was the old boathouse. Still in great condition, it has been brilliantly maintained. This would of been in regular use back in the hay day, for row boats coming in and out and would of been the castles main access.

All the tracks around the gardens all flow continuously and link up. As you can see all looking so green and perfectly maintained, this is one thing about these grounds are how well maintained and kept they are.

The Walled Gardens

Lough Rynn has one of Irelands largest private walled gardens. Walled and secured to maintain its pristine condition and certainly an asset of the castle to have.

Walled Garden Lough Rynn

The gardens are always so immaculately keep even leading up the entrance looks so enchanting, like something out of a fairytale..

Walled Gardens Entrance

Inside the gardens a variety of plants, bushes, water features and even an old tower can be found. A fantastic spot for photos with this being the place for wedding photos of people marrying at the castle. This castle venue is known for being a great wedding venue and the gardens are a perfect addition for phot.

From the other side of the wall you can see where the Lough is. This big stretch of the Lough is used for rowing racing and plenty of water sport activities.

Part of the Lough

Note: access to the gardens is available by way of entering a code which can be retrieved at reception.

Food and drink @ Lough Rynn

Lough Rynn is a great place to unwind with a coffee and some treats something we have done many of times. I can personally recommend the house baked scones with all the trimmings jam and cream. Another great selection would be the afternoon tea a tower of delight with sandwiches, cakes and plenty of treats.

Afternoon Tea at Lough Rynn

We looked at the food options for lunch and dinner and decided that the menu for lunch and dinner looked so good, with bar food throughout the hotel drawing rooms and lounges. The evening a fine dining approach in there flagship and award winning rosette award restaurant Sandstone.

Contacts

Lough Rynn Castle Estate & Gardens, Mohill, Co Leitrim, N41 WE16, Ireland
T: +353 (0) 71 9632700
E: enquiries@loughrynn.ie

And Finally

Thanks for stopping by and reading Lough Rynn castle post, it certainly is a great castle Leitrim has to offer.

Another great spot around Leitrim would be the Glencar Waterfall and walking track suitable for all ages. Leitrim is also in close proximity to Roscommon and there are an abundance of things to do in Roscommon.

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Thunderbird Park Tamborine Mountain

Thunderbird Park

Thunderbird park is an adventure park and camping site on the highly popular Tamborine Mountain.

A great place to kids and well as your about to find out adults like us also.

Location

The Thunderbird park is situated on Tamborine Mountain about 40 minutes from either Brisbane or the Gold coast. and can be enjoyed either as a day tip of an overnight camping stay.

What’s At The Park

Thunderbird park has a whole lot of activities to enjoy, for all ages and abilities.

Treetop Challenge

The famous treetop challenge Australia’s largest, a obstacle course through the trees supported in a harness. Swing from tree to tree climb high, enjoy ziplines and much more. Courses ranging from easy to hard making it accessible to all.

The ultimate fun for both adult and child, a real adrenaline pumping adventure. I finished it and really wanted to go again and again.

Horse Riding

Take a horse ride through the rainforest and see the beauty Tamborine Mountain has to offer on the back of a horse. This is available for children and adults.

Mini Golf

it a whole lot of fun a great course which even has three levels. beginner, intermediate or professional.

Thunderegg Crystal Mine

You can find your own treasures from prehistoric volcanic lava in the largest thunder egg mine. Great fun for all the family

Camping and caravans

There are caravan, camping, bush lodges and bunkhouse (bunkhouse only for groups) to chose from and stay and make a few days of it with the family.

Rainforest Restaurant and Lounge Bar

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in this great setting a selection of share plate style food for you to enjoy.

Rainforest restaurant

The Terrace Kiosk

Serving healthy snacks, bites and pizzas great place for a break during the day to recharge and get you going again.

Is it worth it ??

It sure is we would certainly recommend, its great fun with the family or like we did went as a couple or even group and well we had the best time. Maybe me a bit more, but it really did bring us back to our childhood.

And now we have children ourselves would certainly take advantage of the facilities and stay.

Thanks for stopping by as always its been a pleasure sharing.

Tamborine Mountain where the park lies has so much going on, like Curtis Falls, Eagle Heights and the many many wineries around.

Thunderbird Park is a great day out and is a must, check out what Thunderbird offers

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Things to do in Eagle Heights Mount Tamborine

Mount Tamborine & Eagle Heights

Mount Tamborine in a mountain town 30kms outside the Gold Coast and 60 kms from Brisbane. It is part of the Scenic Rim Region south east Queensland. It is roughly a 28km squared metre plateau and is a major tourist region in this part of Australia. After the scenic drive up the mountain the first port of call on Mount Tamborine is Eagle Heights or known as Gallery Walk. A long street suitably named long road is full of boutique shops, restaurants, wineries, fudge shops, and even a brewery and cheese factory.

Gallery walk map

Things to do in Eagle Heights Mount Tamborine

As mention Eagle Heights is packed full of boutique shops with some great and quirky places to wander and look around.

We have picked our favourite Eagle heights shops

German Cuckoo Clock Shop

This is one place we always take people. Now it’s not a place to go with a headache as there are like 200 clocks going off simultaneous.

It has a massive range from small clocks to huge grandfather clocks, with prices from a few hundred to thousands it’s a great place to see and have a wander.

They deliver all over the world and are renowned for top quality clocks.

The Cuckoo Clock Shop

Tamborine Tea

Tea lovers will love this place, a huge range of teas and accessories locally sourced and of course delicious.

A range of coffees are also available we loved the hazelnut scented one was amazing.

There was lovely english lady named Suzie working there was also fantastic, we only went there 3 times over a 2 year period but she remembered us on all visits and could even tell what we did for work. Customer service like this is hard to come by these days.

This is certainly a number one stops when looking around the Eagle Heights shops.

Tamborine Tea

Fudge Heaven

Fudge Heaven ha the most amazing array of fudge, with so many different flavours to choose from and even have an adult only range with liquor fudge.

The shop ships around the world and with great shelf life offer a perfect give for any holidaymaker.

What can we say chocolate heavan in this tiny little shop. All made fresh and on site out of there own little kitchen making it a unique and fresh choice.

With a wide selection of chocolates to choose from, including build your own gift boxes and specialty giftware. Another perfect place to find the perfect gift.

Castle Glen

Wines, liqueurs and ciders sold inside a castle what more could you ask for. Unfortunately the castle was only built a few yeas ago so no long lasting history behind it however its a great concept. A great selection to choose from with ample variety of of all brands.

Castle Glen can also pride itself on it’s products being chemical and preservative free , giving more of a reason for it to be a popular spot.

Summit Diecast Cars

Model car fans this is for you. A selection of recent and old model cars. Some very collectable items and an owner who certainly knows his stuff and it happy to discuss and help in any way.

If you are into model cars this is a great little spot to wonder round and find yourselves a treat.

Cheese and Beer Factory

Witches Chase cheese factory and the Fortitude Brewery make up an epic venue at the bottom of the street of Eagle Heights.

Witches chase cheese has a selection of homemade cheeses. All available to Taste before you buy.

We always went head over heels for the triple cream brie make sure you try its so so creamy and delicious.

Witches chase cheese also does up cheese platter to either takeaway or to have with a drink from the brewery. We often pick some up for our Airbnb stays on the mountain.

Fortitude brewery situated right next to the cheese factory is a working factory with bar for you to try there beers. You can buy drinks individually or the famous paddle where you choose 4 beers in tester size.

Also available is a selection of wines and a full pizza menu to choose from and i can honestly say are delicious.

Put these two venues together and add live music at the weekends it is a great spot to unwind on a weekend.

The Brewery and Cheese Factory

Places to Eat, Eagle Heights and Surrounding

Mount Tamborine is full of different cuisines to chose from.

We have ate many times at the brewery (they do the best pizzas) but we also have indulged in a few others.

Firstly we love Clancys, a traditional Irish restaurant in North Tamborine. We would go up in winter and have the beef stews and potato skins which are always delicious. And for the wife very homely and bringing back the roots.

Clancys Irish Restuarant

Secondly would be Spice of life café a tasty and busy café in the heart of North Tamborine. Serving wholesome home cooked food nothing to fancy but tasty food.

A couple of highly regarded restaurants would be Three Little Pigs, Pethers Rainforest Retreat, George’s Paragon seafood and Hickory . We haven’t had the priveldge to try but would love to.

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Pethers Rainforest Retreat Mount Tamborine

Pethers Rainforest Retreat

Ever had those dreams as a kid of sleeping in a tree house well now you can, because at Pethers Rainforest Retreat Mount Tamborine far into the mountains of the Gold Coast Hinterland lies one of Australia’s hidden gems.

Set amongst the dense rainforest of the beaten track, Pethers brings style, fun and relaxation all in one.

The 10 appointed tree houses in this secluded retreat designed exclusively for comfort, and luxury all designed the same. With careful planning in positioning, giving you ultimate privacy, peaceful surroundings and tranquility.

Pethers really is a place to unwind and wash away any stress. It is also designed exclusively for adults, it is a child free zone making it a perfect for setting for your romantic getaway.

Location

Located in the beautiful Mount Tamborine and just 5 minute drive off the main strip of North Tamborine down a tight and narrow road, just off by the Geiessman Oval.

The Tree Houses

After a windy short walk through a rainforest path you arrive at your designated tree house, you get a real sense of being out in the wild. I was shocked at the size they looked huge and the excitement really crept in.

( Have to add here I lost all but one photo of Pethers so therefore have had to borrow most) I promise we did go.

The tree house

The Room @ Pethers Rainforest Retreat

When you enter the tree house it is all one big room and it is huge, and I mean huge.

The first thing you see is the back and is just one giant floor to ceiling glass. in fact the windows are 5 metres high, looking out onto the rainforest. No curtains, therefore generating so much light during the day and in the morning you wake up to the sun rising.

To the left is a log burning fire, sweeping round to a lounge area and across the way a small kitchenette. Following around the room as you take a step up into the raised area where you find the large and believe me comfortable king size bed. Over o the far right corner is a en suite.

The best part of this room though was to the side of the bed, where a large alcove sticks out with Jacuzzi and its own floor to ceiling window, meaning you can kick back and look out onto the lush rainforest. And of course crack open a bottle of bubbly.

The final part of the tree house is the stunning balcony which really make you feel like you are in the rainforest. Its a great spot to unwind with a drink or two and in the morning it makes the perfect breakfast spot.

You will often see kangaroos and brush turkeys wandering around the rainforest floor, just going about there day. The sounds of the whip birds and kookaburras give a relaxing pleasant setting.

The Food @ Pethers

Pethers is known for its great food. Award winning and all locally sourced from Tamborine Montain or within the Scenic Rim you know the food will be top quality.

We never had the opportunity to dine in the restaurant but from friends and online reviews we undoubtable would say the food will be top draw.

The breakfast at Pethers is sensational hand delivered in the mornings in a picnic basket. Featuring local products like jams, pastries, cereals and even handmade made quiches and breads. Served with fresh coffee and teas a great start to the day, to enjoy on the Balcony.

On arrival we were also treated to a bottle of champagne and cheese platter, this was pre arranged, so I wouldn’t expect this all the time. You can choose something on the Pethers site.

Summary

Pethers Rainforest Retreat is a perfect getaway to unwind, relax and just enjoy the peace and quiet within the rainforest of Mount Tamborine.

Why not add a Massage or Picnic package to your stay to enhance your stay.

Tie this in with a trip to Witches Falls or Curtis Falls to enhance your stay and see some of the beauty Tamborine has to offer. Or why not try the boutique shops of Eagle Heights.

So thanks for stopping by I hope you enjoyed the post

Christina Noble Children’s Foundation

Christina Noble Children’s Foundation

The Christina Noble Foundation foundation also known as CNCF is a non government organization, which dedicates to serving the worlds oppressed and marginalized children.

Formed in 1989 Christina who from a dream she had, during the time of the Vietnam war of Vietnamese street children begging for help, decided to visit Vietnam and in 1991 founded the foundation in Ho Chi Minh City and then later in 1997 extended the foundation to Mongolia.

Christina’s Background

Her own unforgiving past led her in this way. Born 23rd December 1944 Christina’s mother died when Christina was 10. Then she was placed in a orphanage and dishonestly told of the death of her siblings. She managed to escape and started to live rough in Dublin were she was unfortunately raped. If this wasn’t enough she then had her baby son adopted, against her will. 

If things couldn’t get any more crazy after some time she discovered the state had lied about the death of her siblings to her. Christina after searching found her brother in England moved there to live with him after she turned 18.

This great women, Christina and her thoughtful foundation have to this day established over 160 projects providing education, healthcare and community development humanitarian services to vulnerable children and their families and poor rural communities.

Christina’s achievements

The work of Christina hasn’t gone unnoticed with the release of the film Noble, a story of Christina’s life. And is also the author of 2 autobiographies Bridge Across My Sorrows’ (1994) and Mama Tina (1997).

The charity has helped over 1 million children and adults to date.

A short trailer of the movie Noble can be seen below.

The Orphanage

While on our trip to Vietnam I came across a foundation set up by this Irish lady, to help children that were destined to live on the streets.

As this foundation wasn’t just a walk in I contacted the foundation prior and was granted access for the afternoon.

The organisation now consists of an educational element for school aged children and an incredible rehabilitation sector for children physically maimed by the chemical aftermath of the Vietnam war. The school element teaches common educational capabilities that the students may need in their everyday lives as well as life skills to help them once they are beyond school age.

The other area of the foundation works with babies and children suffering physical growth delays or other deformities. The incredible program run here is done in conjunction with training Irish physiotherapists which means these children have access to treatments that they could never have dreamt of before.

Summary

My visit to this orphanage was certainly a difficult one due to the confronting realities of what these little people have been dealt. Having said that, it was also one of my most cherished memories from the entire trip as I had the opportunity to interact with the children and spend the afternoon watching the amazing volunteers go about their daily activities.

After being granted access i was anxious not knowing what i would be walking into or what may lie ahead. However at the same time excited to lend a hand or just to put a smile on someone’s face.

Please follow the link to the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation to find out more CNCF.

We learnt a lot from our time in Vietnam and what it was like during the bad times. A visit to the War Remnants Museum was also very educational and a huge eye opener what the country had to endure.

Thanks for stopping by check out what else we got up to in Vietnam with our Vietnam Food Journey, find out what to do in the city and Vietnam Day Trips From Ho Chi Minh posts.

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Vic Falls By Helicopter, Chikopokopo Helicopters

You must do a helicopter ride

We had just finished our walking tour of the falls and got back to the hotel we sat back at the bar with a coffee still full of excitement from seeing this wonder of the world. We started chatting away about the best bits. All of a sudden we were chatting with the barman. We were telling him everything we saw, until he told us you haven’t seen the falls until you do the helicopter ride and told us about the local helicopter company Chikopokopo Helicopters. .

Will we do it

It was our last day all of a sudden now we felt we had missed out. We looked at each other and thought let’s see if we can get on one this afternoon we didnt even really consider it.

We went to reception and voila “can you be ready to in 30 minutes” 2 second pause ” of course we can” I dont think we even asked the price we just handed the card over and it was booked.

Chikopokopo Helicopters

We flew with Chikopokopo Helicopters. A great and efficient company organized by our hotel Illala Lodge They picked us up from our hotel in a SUV air conditioned car. About 20 minutes drive out from our hotel, the journey once we got a bit close was a bit bumpy but was fine and the helipad was surrounded by beautiful scenery.

Our Helicopter
My all prepared for our flight

Short flight? long Flight?

You can do a short or a long flight, the short being 12 – 15 minutes and the long 25 – 30. We opted for the shorter one as we just wanted to see it, embrace it and snap it.

If I’m honest the short flight is enough it doesn’t seem long 12 – 15 minutes but its no distance to get there and you see it all and circle a few times.

Time to fly

We were given a pre video and safety instructions, and again once we were on board all safety instructions were clearly explained and safety checks were taken. No corners were cut here, our minds were totally at ease.

The Flight itself was unreal, I can honestly say I have never seen anything like it. If the falls were a painting they would be a masterpiece. I cant explain how good it is, we flew over and circled round and came back over. Every angle was unreal, even the flight back to base was amazing the pilot pointed out some watering holes were we could see Elephants and Giraffes. I even think we got a few extra minutes so we could see the animals in the wild.

The Falls
The Falls
Elephants in the watering holes

Return to base

Once you return you can choose to purchase a video of the falls, have some refreshments and soak up what you have just witnessed which was truly amazing.

After a few minutes our driver arrived and was happy to get out and join us and find out how our experience was. There was no rushing he seemed just as excited to hear our experience as we were.

Do we recommend?

Yes Yes Yes we do, don’t think about it just dive in head first and do it you wont regret it.

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