The Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders) as it was called in ancient times has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1989. The magnificent waterfalls are located on the Zambezi River in southern Africa, between the nations of Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Considered among the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the falls were explored by a Scottish national, David Livingstone. The waterfall is claimed to be the largest in the world with a height of 108 meters and width of 1,708 meters.
The distinctive geography of the falls makes it possible to get a direct view of it. Standing there one gets to experience the roaring voice of the flowing water, the full force of the spray and the magnificent rainbows that are forever visible. The best time of the year to catch a glimpse of this natural beauty is between the months of March to May, when the water flow is at its peak.
An eminent feature of the falls is the naturally formed pool, the Devil’s Armchair, which is situated at the edge of the falls and accessed through Livingstone Island. During September and December when the water flow is comparatively subtle, people are allowed to swim in the pool and reach as close to the edge of the falls. Moreover, white water rafting along the Zambezi River and bungee jumping from Victoria Falls Bridge are two of the biggest highlights of this place.
Being a part of two national parks namely, Mosi-oa-Tunya and Victoria Falls National Park, the tourists get to witness a astonishing variety of wildlife like baboons, warthogs, white rhinos and giraffe.
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