If you want to see how Zambezi can be transformed from a tranquil, placid river into a tumultuous current of roaring water, then Victoria Falls, also known as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘the Smoke that Thunders’ or ‘the greatest known curtain of falling water’ by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800s, shall be an interesting place that provides spectacular natural phenomenon and unparalleled views to the brave visitor who is not afraid to get soaked to the bone by the tremendous smoke-like cloud of spray!
Victoria Falls is on the Zambezi River, bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe, and is about 18 km south of Livingstone. It was first witnessed by a European named Dr David Livingstone, who named this natural phenomenon in honour of his queen. In fact, the vast columns of spray emanating from the majestic Victoria Falls can be seen from over 64 km away as they plummet over a vertical drop of 100m (330 ft) into a deep gorge below. Not only that, facing the falls, a twin sheer wall of basalt, about the same height, is capped by mist-soaked rainforest that has a path along its edge that not only provide you with unparalleled views but the scope of the falls’ thundering magnificence.
To appreciate fully the incredible size of the falls and the awesome power of the water as it carves into the deep gorges for 8 km, I suggest you to see it from the air, i.e. take a flight above these magnificent, thundering waterfalls in a biplane or helicopter, or whitewater raft them if you dare!
What else is there to do? I would suggest the ‘Adventure Centre’ that has various adrenaline sports for making this tourist attractions and places of interest spot for an exhilarating and unforgettable experience!