The “smoke that thunders” – Victoria Falls visit

Victoria Falls Video Footage

Where is Victoria Falls?

Victoria Falls is a natural waterfall situated on the Zambezi river, between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Victoria Falls Map

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Victoria Falls Weather – When to Go

Dry Season: May to October, with better photo opportunities in September and October as there is much less spray.

NB: If you don’t like to get wet and are a keen wildlife enthusiast then this is a very good season to visit the falls. However, please notice that the waterfalls are much less impressive at the time due to the lower water levels.

Rainy Season: November to April, with the Victoria Falls at their peak in April.

NB: Not the best of seasons to view the full width of the falls while on foot, but the aerial view is absolutely breathtaking!

Who Discovered the Victoria Falls?

While some of the locals had always known about this magical place, it is only in 1855 that the Victoria Falls were officially viewed by a European. Dr. David Livingstone, a Scottish missionary and explorer, is the man who had the privilege of recording the spectacular sighting.

Here’s what Livingstone had to say about Mosi-oa-Tunya, the “Smoke that Thunders”:

” Creeping with awe to the verge, I peered down into a large rent which had been made from bank to bank of the broad Zambezi, and saw that a stream of a thousand yards broad leaped down a hundred feet and then became suddenly compressed into a space of fifteen to twenty yards…the most wonderful sight I had witnessed in Africa.”

Interesting Facts

Great Victoria Falls Facts.

Victoria Falls Activities

– Victoria Falls bungee jump.

Devil’s pool.

Flight over the falls (microlight or helicopter flight).

White water rafting in the Batoka gorge.

– Zambezi river cruises.

– Safaris in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park (Zambia) or the nearby Chobe park (Botswana).

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One Response to The “smoke that thunders” – Victoria Falls visit

  1. BENJAMIN DENGURE November 28, 2012 at 8:33 am #

    That’s wonderful, Victoria falls is god given. Keep on upgrading it for the betterment of our country, Zimbabwe.

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