Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

About 300 km northwest of Harare crashes the Zambezi, the Victoria Falls, at a latitude of almost 1,700 meters, up to 108 feet deep into a wide, only about 50 feet gorge. The locals call the falls "Mosi-oa-Tunya" which means "smoke that thunders".

In the rainy season around 10 million liters of water per second flowing over the edge. The resulting spray of the falls may rise to 400 meters in height, produces close to a lush jungle.

The waterfall, you should take in any case accompanied by rain, to be not completely soaked.

The Victoria case was on 16/11/1855 from the major British missionary and explorer David Livingstone, the first white men first reached and described. In honor of Queen Victoria, he named the falls after her.

If you are from the west, ie from Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls National Park and enter the same take the first left path, they encounter the Livingstone statue. From here you have a look at the deepest and richest part of the water falls.

The round trip on a small plane or a helicopter as we made ​​clear the enormous impact of the water masses and the size of the falls. The flight takes about 20 minutes, but the 120 dollars it was worth.

Completed in 1905, a railway bridge, the line between Cape Town (South Africa) and Lubumbashi (Südzaire), spans the gorge below the falls in 130 meters height. Thanks to this rail link, the number of visitors to the Victoria Falls at the beginning of the 20th Century skyrocketing. Quickly emerged in Victoria Falls town small hotels and souvenir shops, from which there is still some.


  1. Many hotels also provide extensive information technology services for their guests.

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  2. There are few famous water falls in the world in which victoria is one of best i wish to visit this water fall but after performance of umrah as i already booked cheap umrah tickets which cut down my traveling expenses and provide comfortable stay in Makkah.


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