Full on paced trips are for travellers who like their holidays packed with activities and experiences, moving on quickly from place to place with lots of early starts and long, busy days.Some may find them tiring, but others get a buzz from packing their precious holiday-time as chock-a-block full of new experiences as possible!Today's drive by four-wheel drive vehicle will take most of the day, but is broken up with plenty of stops.The Caprivi Region has a colourful and interesting history, playing a central part in the Berlin Conference of 1890.Once administered by the British, it was swapped for Zanzibar with the Germans at a time of great European political manoeuvring.The strip of land was named after German Chancellor General Count Georg Leo von Caprivi di Caprara di Montecuccoli. In Livingstone, our lodge accommodation overlooks the Zambezi River and will be our base for the next two nights.Our on board accommodation is exclusive to our group and is very comfortable, with en suite facilities.Due to seasonal variations in the level and strength of the river, the houseboat itself remains securely moored for much of the year, whilst we explore the river on smaller launches.
A short drive will take us to one of the natural wonders of the world - Victoria Falls.
These are often small, family run establishments or campsites which provide a no-frills experience with adequate amenities and service standards.
Sleeping arrangements are simple, sometimes with en suite facilities.
The San Bushmen believe that the largest of the rocks is the 'man', the second largest the 'woman', and the smallest the 'child'.
The fourth rock, which stands apart from the others, is said to be the male's first wife.
After exploring this fascinating site, we will return to our houseboat for our second night on board.