Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Where is Victoria Falls?

Victoria Falls, a magnificent waterfall situated on the border between Zambia to the north and Zimbabwe to the south, is about halfway down the Zambezi River’s length. The waterfall covers the Zambezi River’s entire width at one of its widest points, roughly twice as long and twice as deep as Niagara Falls (more than 5,500 feet [1,700 meters]). The river sinks over a sheer precipice at the falls to a cumulative drop of 355 feet (108 meters). The average flow of falls is almost 33,000 cubic feet per second.

On the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls offers a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur. In the 1800s, the Kololo tribe living in the region described it as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’-‘ The Smoke that Thunders. ‘ In more modern terminology, the world’s biggest curtain of falling water is known as waterfall.

Spray columns can be seen from miles away as more than five hundred million cubic meters of water plunge at the height of the rainy season every minute over the cliff, almost two kilometers in diameter, into a gorge more than a hundred meters below.

Victoria Falls-everything you need to know

Victoria Falls is the world’s only waterfall that is more than a kilometer in length and more than a hundred meters in height. It is also known to be the world’s largest dropping.
Victoria Falls

From a distance of 40 kilometers, Victoria Falls’ noise can be heard, while the spray and mist from the falling water reaches a height of over 400 meters and can be seen from a distance of 50 kilometers. No wonder the local tribes used to name “The smoke that thunders” the waterfall Mosi-o-Tunya.

The broad, basalt cliff over which the thunder falls turns the Zambezi into a fearsome torrent cutting through a series of dramatic gorges from a calm river.
Another plain basaltic wall, which rises to the same level and is surrounded by the rainforest, confronts the falls. The tourist will find an incredible series of waterfall vistas along the edge of the forest, ready to brave the enormous spray.

Victoria Falls
A unique viewpoint is the Knife-edge Bridge, where visitors have the best view of eastern and major falls as well as the Boiling Pot, on which the Batoka Gorge turns and goes down the river. Other points of view, all commanded panoramic views across the main slopes, include Livingstone Island, Fall Bridge, Devils Lake, and Lookout Tree.

Why should you visit Victoria Falls?

Victoria Falls are a must to visit once in a lifetime. You’ll get a clear view of past gorges that have been built over centuries farther down the river and aerial analysis of the geology that cannot be gained from the ground. Batoka Sky is the only company organizing micro-light flights in the Victoria Falls region on the Zambian side.
Victoria Falls

The direction to the right takes from the Danger Point to a view of the bridge. It is an excellent location for watching the Victoria Falls Bridge structure and viewing some of its central platform’s jumping bungees.

You can go back on the way you arrived at the entrance or a back road where the toilets are not far from the gate. If you are fortunate, you might very well see some apes and a bushbuck or two in the rainforest on your tour of Victoria Falls.

Make sure to add this amazing destination to your travel bucket list and spend sometime enjoying the outstanding beauty of Victoria Falls! We hope to bring out many more travelling destinations which will keep you inspired in the future! So stay tuned with us ! Don’t forget to comment the places you find fun to travel..

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