Victoria falls (also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya i.e The Smoke that Thunders or Shungu Namutitima i.e Boiling Water) is a waterfall located almost in the middle of the Zambezi river at the border between Zimbabwe & Zambia.
Victoria falls (also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya i.e The Smoke that Thunders or Shungu Namutitima i.e Boiling Water) is a waterfall located almost in the middle of the Zambezi river at the border between Zimbabwe & Zambia. It can be viewed from both countries - 75% from Zimbabwean side & 25% from Zambian side.
Inspite of not being a highest or widest water fall, it is considered to be the LARGEST WATTERFALL of the WORLD owing to its combined width of 1708 metres & height 108 metres (which is almost 1.5 times wider than and double the height of Niagara Falls) resulting in water flow of upto 500 million liters per minute ( 500mn litres is equivalent to 200 Olympic sized swimming pool), making it the largest sheet of falling water in the world.
In 1855, British explorer and missionary David Livingstone was the first one to witness the magnificence of one of Africa’s most incredible sights, Victoria Falls. He named it in honour of the Queen Victoria.
He also gave the name Seongo or Chongwe meaning The place of Rainbow as it is one of the only two places in the world where u can witness Moonbow. A lunar rainbow, the phenomenon that occurs when the light of full moon hits the falls & it is a sight to behold.
The other attractions of Victoria falls includes:
Devil's pool - a naturally formed pool right on the edge of pools in Zambia.
This story was originally brought by gujjucryptoguy.
Victoria Falls Rainforest Zimbabwe-the only place to see rainfall everyday on the earth.
It is a UNESCO Heritage since 1989 & also one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.