Victoria Falls

Awe inspiring is a good way of summing up your first view of Victoria Falls. The Kololo tribe of people living nearby in the 1800’s  described the falls as “Mosi-oa-Tunya” or “The Smoke that Thunders“. That to me is the perfect description. The noise from the vast amount of water crashing over the falls is incredible and the air is full of mist. You cant help but be humbled by Mother Nature.

Victoria Falls Zambia
Victoria Falls – a curtain of falling water
Victoria Falls Zambia
Mist fills the air
Victoria Falls Zambia
Stunning

More than 5 million cubic metres of water go over the falls every minute (that’s 176.6 million cubic feet)! This flow of water makes Victoria Falls the greatest curtain of falling water in the world. The falls are almost 2 kilometres wide (1.2 miles) and fall over 100 metres (almost 330 feet) into the gorge below and flow again into the Zambesi River. Impressive to say the least!

Victoria Falls Zambia Africa
Victoria Falls – The Smoke that Thunders
Victoria Falls at sunset Zambia
The sun sets on Victoria Falls

A journey to southern Africa would not be complete without a visit to Victoria Falls. Enjoy “The Smoke that Thunders“!

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