|Images of Africa|
|by John Walker|
The Victoria Falls Hotel, on the Zimbabwe side of the river, is a magnificent colonial era establishment. The ambiance is such that you almost expect to run into Cecil Rhodes in the bar or Hercule Poirot in the lobby. From the veranda there is a stunning view of the falls and the Zim/Zam bridge. Baboons frequently cavort on the lawns and in the trees, and groups of Banded Mongoose (Mungos mungo) can occasionally be seen foraging on the grounds.