Victoria Falls

#14 - Livingstone, Zambia
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It will make your jaw fall off the face of the earth.
That is what it looks like when you stand in front of the world's largest waterfall. The earth seems to slip into an abyss. Standing 360 ft. tall and 5,600 ft. wide, it's nicknamed "The Smoke that Thunders" and one can see why. In 1958 it reached its record flow of more than 700,000 cubic meters of water per minute. The fall sits on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe, where you can cool off from the hot African sun when you are visiting our #14 AbsoluteVisit.
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Sunset Picture Window
#1 Victoria Falls Photo - Will Crowthers
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Rainbow Bridge - This thing is Epic!
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The Great Zambezi (before it creates ...
#3 Victoria Falls Photo - Will Crowthers
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Mosi-oa-Tunya (The Smoke That Thunder...
#4 Victoria Falls Photo - Zhao Naidoo
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Sunrise Trail Mist
#5 Victoria Falls Photo - Will Crowthers
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Rainbow Over the Falls
#6 Victoria Falls Photo - Will Crowthers
 
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  • Named after Queen Victoria of Britain, this 1700m wide (5,577 ft) waterfall in Zambia is the largest curtain of falling water in the world, dropping 110 m (361 ft), making it one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
  • While everyone has heard of a rainbow, a moonbow is something different and unique you can see at night at Victoria Falls. It is exactly the same as a daylight rainbow, except the light is coming from the moon and is visible in the spray coming from the falls.
  • An area called the Devils Swimming Pool is right along the edge, and from September to December when river flow is at a safe level, visitors can swim there, being protected by nothing but a stone lip at the very edge of the massive waterfall.
  • The surrounding rainforest at Victoria Falls is the only place on Earth where it rains 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, resulting from the spray coming from the falls.
  • The spray from the falls can be seen from over 30 km (18.6 miles) away, and reaches up to 1 km (.6 miles) high.
 

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Sunset Picture Window
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Rainbow Bridge - This thing is Ep...
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The Great Zambezi (before it crea...
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Mosi-oa-Tunya (The Smoke That Thu...
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Sunrise Trail Mist
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Rainbow Over the Falls
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Vic Falls is ranked in the top three waterfalls in the world, along with Niagra Falls and Iguacu Falls (which Jenn and I visited earlier on the trip). The falls have different activities on both the Zambian and Zimbabwe side, however our truck only planned to stop at the Zimbabwe side. This was a problem since there was something that I saw photos of on the internet years ago and vowed that if I ever went to Vic Falls I would do it and that was a visit to Devil's Pools. I asked our tour guide about it but she wouldn't give me any information and announced to the group that she was highly...  read more
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Submitted On: Apr 30, 2012
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