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Victoria Falls - Zambia-Zimbabwe

 


 

 

Victoria Falls

 

"No one can imagine the beauty of the view from anything witnessed in England. It had never been seen before by European eyes; but scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight." (David Livingstone, British explorer)

 

No less than a spectacular sight, a natural grandeur on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, in the National park of Mosi-oa-Tunya. The Smoke that Thunders, how it has been called by the local tribes. We better know the greatest falling water in the world as Victoria Falls, a five hundred million cubic meters of water going down in a minute from a height of hundred meters.

 

The first European believed to have seen the falls for the first time was David Livingstone (in November 1855), even if a French geographer (Jacques Nicolas Bellin) had already mapped them in 1750. The name, Victoria Falls, was given by Livingstone in honour of Queen Victoria.

 

The finest view of the Victoria falls and of the Boiling Pot, can be spotted from across the Knife-edge Bridge and the best time for the full power of the Falls (which is also the peak season) is around March and April; the lowest power of the water's fall is around November and December.

 

Zambia - Zimbawe

GPS coordinates: 17.839564,25.235596

Victoria Falls - Zambia-Zimbabwe


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