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The Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls, one of the most spectacular natural wonders in the world, is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe in southern Africa. The falls are formed by the Zambezi River, which is the fourth-longest river in Africa. Here are some key points about the Victoria Falls:

Size and Scale:

The Victoria Falls is approximately 1.7 kilometers (1.1 miles) wide and about 108 meters (354 feet) tall, making it the largest waterfall in the world in terms of the combination of width and height.

Local Names:

The falls are known by different names in the local languages. In the Tonga language, it is called “Mosi-oa-Tunya,” which translates to “The Smoke That Thunders.”

The Victoria falls

UNESCO World Heritage Site:

The Victoria Falls was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1989 in recognition of its outstanding natural beauty and ecological significance.

Activities and Attractions:

Visitors can enjoy various activities, including breathtaking views of the falls, boat cruises on the Zambezi River, and adventurous activities such as bungee jumping and white-water rafting.

Boat ride in River Zambezi

Devil’s Pool:

One notable attraction is the “Devil’s Pool,” a natural rock pool located on the edge of the falls on the Zambian side. During the dry season, it’s possible for daredevils to swim at the very edge of the falls, separated by a submerged rock barrier.

Wildlife and Flora:

The area around the Victoria Falls is rich in biodiversity. Visitors may encounter various species of wildlife and unique plant life in the nearby national parks.

Nature walk at Victoria Falls

Rainy Season vs. Dry Season:

The volume of water flowing over the falls varies significantly between the rainy season (typically November to April) and the dry season (May to October). The falls are most impressive during the peak flow in the rainy season.

Visiting the Victoria Falls is a memorable experience, offering not only stunning natural beauty but also a range of activities for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts alike.

Accessibility:

The Victoria Falls is easily accessible from the towns of Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and Livingstone (Zambia), both of which have airports that cater to tourists.

How to book a tour to Victoria falls:

A big number of people visit Victoria falls to experience this unique experience. You may combine it with other unique activities such as the gorilla trekking within the Volcanoes National park in Rwanda, game drive safaris Masai Mara or Serengeti in Kenya and Tanzania or Kluger National Park in South Africa. To be able to design a suitable itinerary, you will need a professional tour operator who will help you to put together all you need on your tour including entrances and permit, accommodation and transportation bookings. Unique Rwanda Vacation Experts are available to work on every single details of your trip by considering your time, interests and budget. All you need to do is simply to send your booking and relax as you are packing for your trip.

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