Victoria Falls

The Smoke that Thunders

Africa’s greatest attraction, is one of the world’s most spectacular waterfalls, named among the Seven Natural Wonders of the World for it’s majestic beauty.

The famous Victoria Falls is a spectacular sight of grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world, and the only waterfall with a length of more than a kilometer and a height of more than hundred meters. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is a popular tourist attraction.

Victoria Falls was named in honor of Queen Victoria, by Scottish missionary explorer, David Livingstone, who discovered this awe-inspiring waterfall in 1855, and was fascinated by its beauty. The indigenous name, ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ or ‘Mose Tunya’ (The Smoke that Thunders) was given by the Kololo tribe, because the noise of Victoria Falls can be heard from a distance of 40 kilometers, while the spray and mist from the falling water is rising to a height of over 400 meters and can be seen from a distance of 50 kilometers.

Interestingly, during the dry season the water level in the Zambezi River drops sharply, making it possible to walk through some parts with magnificent views. During the rest of the year, the sheer magnificence of Victoria Falls strikes everyone with its power and beauty.

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LocationZambezi River
Mosi-o-tunya Road

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