Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls - the largest curtain of falling water on the planet....

The Victoria Falls constitutes one of the most spectacular wonders of the world. The local people call it "Mosi-oa-Tunya"...smoke that thunders is positioned almost exactly half way along the Zambezi River's 2700km journey from it's source to the sea.  Creating the biggest curtain of falling water in the world and also one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

The power of the falls is awesome with the highest ever flow recorded in 1958 when it reached more than 700 000 cubic meters of water a minute.  The water in the gorges rose 18 metres (60 feet) above its normal flood level.

The constant pounding by the currents of the mighty Zambezi has, over the millennium, cut through the rock faults and fissures and carved out not one but eight successive precipes (and now the ninth has begun)

Being one of the greatest physical spectacles in Africa it stands to reason that it has attracted so much interest from us humans over time and therefore the area is steeped in history and mystery.

Around mid-April is when peak flood waters occur.  Roughly 625 milliion litres of water flow over the edge per minute.  This huge volume of water prodcues a spray that rises up to 1650 feet into the air.

 

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