Described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the
1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-tunya’ - the ‘smoke that Thunders’ and in more modern terms
as ‘the greatest known curtain of falling water’, Victoria Falls are a
spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River,
bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Columns of spray can be seen from miles away as 546 million
cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge (at the height of the
flood season) over a width of nearly two km into a deep gorge over 100 meters
The wide basalt cliff, over which the falls thunder,
transforms the Zambezi from a wide placid river to a ferocious torrent cutting
through a series of dramatic gorges.
Facing the Falls is another sheer wall of basalt, rising to
the same height and capped by mist-soaked rain forest. A path along the edge of
the forest provides the visitor who is prepared to brave the tremendous spray
with an unparalleled series of views of the Falls.
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