SMOKE THAT THUNDERS
One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World; Victoria Falls is called Mosi-oa-Tunya in the local language - the smoke that thunders. This legendary waterfall spans 1700 metres, the width of the Zambezi River, and generates mist that can be spotted 50 km away. The volume of water that passes over the precipece can reach 7000 million kubic litres in high season and drops over 100 metres to the bottom of the gorge. It is one of the earth's most awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Several of the hotels in Victoria Falls have an old-world charm. This is a place to enjoy dinner on the terrace, emraced by the tropical night, with warthogs and impala grazing on the lawns and elephants feeding on a tree nearby.
Victoria Falls is also a hub of adventure activities such as white water rafting, canoeing on the Zambezi River and swimming in The Devil's Cataract.
The local Makalolo people transported Dr David Livingstone in a canoe to see the falls in 1855. He was awestruck and named the falls after the British Queen Victoria.
The place of the rainbow
Elephants along the Zambezi river bank
Dining in style under the stars
Staying on top of a gorge
Old world charm
Umbrella thorn, one of the Acacia trees
View towards the border bridge
A UNESCO World Heritage Site
Steeped in history and mystery
Peak flood usually happens in mid April
All calm on the Zambezi
Luxurious rustic accommodation