The Tree House, Tongabezi, Zambia
You can’t quite hear the roar of Victoria Falls from The Tree House but they’re close.
The broad Zambezi River looks peaceful from the deck at the top of this three-tier treehouse, but a few bends away that all changes.
When it hits the lip of Batoka Gorge, the river hurls itself over at 3,000 cubic meters a second.
The spectacle has drawn visitors to the area since 1855, starting with the explorer David Livingstone.
There are multiple ways to experience the falls, from soaring through the spray in a microlight to rafting the rapids or bungee jumping from the Victoria Falls Bridge.
This riverside eyrie high up in an ebony tree, with king-size bed and claw-footed bath, provides a place to hide out after all that activity.
Tongabezi, Livingstone, Zambia; +260 213 327450; $620 pppn, incl. full board and safari activities