This legendary waterfall, some 1,700 meters (5,600 feet) wide and 108 meters (354 feet) high at its tallest point, sits on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The awareness of nature's mighty power you experience as you stand in the mist and hear the thunderous roar is worth the journey alone. Water plummets over the edge of a sheer cliff, and there are several easily accessed paths to various viewpoints. After you've admired the falls, it's a little over an hour's drive west through Zambezi National Park to reach the luxurious Chobe Chilwero Lodge in Botswana. On the banks of the Chobe River, it's at the heart of Chobe National Park, home to the largest concentration of elephants in Africa as well as antelope, lions, buffalo and more.