Have you been bitten by the travel bug? If you yearn to explore exotic destinations, visit desert islands, venture to the furthest corners of the earth and beyond choose Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spa to provide accommodation you can rely on. Visit Africa, a land that has always been thought of as magical and mysterious. It is best known for its national parks, where the wide open wilderness is alive with herds of majestic elephants, prides of fearsome lions, flocks of vibrantly marked parrots and many other fascinating creatures.
Zambia, home of the mighty Victoria Falls Bridge that crosses the colossal Zambezi River, has much pristine natural beauty to be discovered. Hotels in Livingstone that line the riverbank, allow you to experience the magnificence up close. The adventurous may be tempted to take a canoe along the river and into the raging rapids near Victoria Falls. The bridge is an attraction in itself and its construction is nothing short of an impressive engineering feat.
The Victoria Falls Bridge, was constructed many miles away, in England by the Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Company, where George Hobson came up with the iconic arched design. The one hundred and ninety eight metre long creation is built of steel with the main arch stretching just over one hundred and fifty six metres. The components were shipped to the Mozambique and transported by train to the building site. Just fourteen months later, the bridge was complete, suspended one hundred and twenty eight metres above the roaring Zambezi. It was declared open by Professor George Darwin, son of Charles Darwin, on September 12th 1905. The bridge features a railway, the only one that links Zambia and Zimbabwe; a roadway, one of the three that connects the two countries and a footbridge.
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