I’m off to Zambia for today’s post and a visit to Victoria Falls! Yes, I know … back on the African continent again. Victoria Falls is a natural border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, so travellers can visit the falls from either country. I was staying in Livingstone, in Zambia and was only a few minutes drive from Victoria Falls. The falls were named for Queen Victoria in 1855 by Scottish explorer/missionary David Livingstone. The official name however is Mosi-oa-Tunya (which means the Smoke that Thunders) and been used by local tribes for centuries.
Victoria Falls win the prize for “greatest curtain of falling water” in the world. They are 108m high (354 feet) and 1688m (5538 feet) wide. Only Iguazu Falls are bigger in height and width. Now I have to say, at the height of it’s water flow, the mist from these falls can be seen miles away and taking photos at the rim would be damn near impossible. However, despite my visit coinciding with a favourable time of year for viewing and photography the falls … Victoria Falls herself was not co-operating. As my friend & guide, J, stated … “someone has stolen the falls!!”. As you can see from the few photos attached – the smoke was not thundering 🙂
This post makes up part of my contribution to the A to Z Challenge for April 2016
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