Mosi-oa-Tunya - "The Smoke
That Thunders" is an apt name for this
world wonder. As one gets closer to the
falls the sound rises with every step.
As you gaze in awe at it's majestic power
all you hear is the thunder of millions of
litres of water plummeting down for more
than 100 meters.
There is a magic about the towering
column of spray that can bee seen for
50 km's when the river is high, the
thunder of the falling water, the
terrifying abyss and tranquil lagoons
upstream in which hippo and deadly
The Victoria falls is 1 708 meters wide,
making it the largest curtain of water in
the world. It drops between 90m and
107m into the Zambezi Gorge and an
average of 550,000 cubic metres of water
plummet over the edge every minute.
Remarkably preserved in its natural state,
Victoria falls inspires visitors as much
today as it did David Livingstone in the
1860's. When he first laid eyes on the
falls he described tham as "a sight so
beautiful it would make angels weep in
The falls and the surrounding rainforest
have been declared National Parks
and a World Heritage Site, thus
preserving the area from excessive
commercialisation. The Falls are
spectacular throughout the year, but
February onwards, after the rain season,
has the heaviest flow and volume of
A number of activities can be undertaken.
The 'Flight of Angels' provides a fabulous
vista of the falls, the upstream river and
its many islands and for the more
adventurous there is microlighting with
stunning views of the Fall.
Rafting the wild rapids below the Falls is
a very popular adventure. Visitors can
also kayak, canoe, fish, go on guided
walking safaris, ride on horseback and
lunch on Livingstone's Island.