Visit Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe

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Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is one of the main natural attractions in Zimbabwe, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and named the 7th Natural Wonder of the World.

The Victoria Falls is located on the Zambezi River, the fourth largest in Africa, on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. It stretches 1708 meters wide and falls from a height of 120 meters into a gorge 30 meters wide. The waterfall is formed by the sharp fall of the Zambezi into a narrow abyss carved by its waters in the fracture zone of the earth’s crust. Numerous islets on the crest of the waterfall divide the water stream into several branches. The dense fog and thunderous roar produced by the waterfall can be perceived from a distance of approximately 40 km.

Victoria Falls 2
Victoria Falls
Therefore, the Kololo tribes living here in the 1800s called it “Mosi-oa-Tunya” – “Thundering Smoke”.

Victoria Falls is a truly breathtaking spectacle of awe-inspiring beauty and splendor. The first European to see the waterfall was David Livingston. Livingston was impressed by the Ngonye Falls, then swam upstream, saw a more imposing waterfall, and named it after Queen Victoria.

Victoria Falls 3
Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls Excursions

At different times of the year, the Victoria Falls looks completely different. From April to May, after the rains, the waterfall is the deepest, and its power is presented in all its glory. But because of the dense layer of water dust, washed up from the falling water, it is quite difficult to assess the entire width of the waterfall.

One of the most popular excursions is a helicopter flight over the stormy waters of Victoria, a flight on a light plane or paraglider, and rafting and canoeing on white water with boiling foam. Here, on the Victoria Falls Bridge, there is also the world’s largest attraction “bangi jump” (better known here as “bungee”) – the height of the take-off point is 111 m.


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