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Tonight, we’re gonna be taking a trip to one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, Victoria Falls which is located on the Zambezi River on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia.
“Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.” – David Livingstone
(The first European to set eyes upon the falls in 1855)
Certainly, the planet’s largest sheet of falling water is an impressive sight. Today, it remains one of the most popular destinations in Southern Africa, with visitors traveling from far and wide to admire the falls from viewpoints on both sides of the river.
I just want to pack my suitcase and jump into this video!
Check it out below:
Now I know what you’re thinking. Victoria Falls must be the World’s widest or the Tallest waterfall right??? Nah! Victoria Falls is neither the world’s widest or tallest waterfall. However, the combination of both measurements makes it the world’s largest waterfall, with over 500 million liters of water plunging over the edge per minute during peak flood season. This astonishing volume generates a curtain of spray that can be seen from up to 30 miles/48 kilometers away, giving the falls its indigenous name, Mosi-oa-Tunya or ‘The Smoke That Thunders’.
Here are some of the things to do if you’re planning to visit Victoria Falls:
- Sign Up for a River Adventure
- Go Swimming in Devil’s Pool
- View the Falls From the Air
- Bungee Jump off Victoria Falls Bridge
- Look for Wildlife in the National Parks
Where to Stay you may ask???
Accommodation for visitors to Victoria Falls is found in Livingstone on the Zambian side or Victoria Falls town on the Zimbabwean side.
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