About 200 miles downstream from Victoria Falls is the world's largest man-made lake, Kariba, which is surrounded by safari areas, and below that the national parks of Mana Pools and Lower Zambezi straddle the mighty river - elephants cross between them. Simpler camps, mostly tented with nice pools overlooking the Zambezi. Zimbabwe/Zambia.
Best time: You can only visit in the dry season, from May to August is very pleasant, September - October temperatures rise but it's still dry.
Access: Charter from Victoria Falls.