The rainy season is drawing to a close in Zambia, with temperatures dipping to a still balmy 30C.
Clear skies make this an excellent time for wildlife-spotting but, more dramatically, the recent rains have given cause for Victoria Falls to live up to their name of Mosi-oa-Tunya, "the Smoke that Thunders".
When rainfall swells the 108m Zambezi River cascade, the spray that shoots upwards can rise up to 400m, visible up to 50km away.
During a full moon, a "moonbow" is also often visible over the spray, adding another mesmeric dimension to this natural wonder.
Tongabezi Lodge (00 260 213 327450; tongabezi.com), on the banks of the river just upstream of the falls, offers double rooms from US$930 (£620), full board.