Greetings from Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in Africa and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This natural phenomenon attracts a lot of visitors globally and is one of the most sought after holiday destination.

Today we are in Victoria Falls one of the most popular waterfalls in the world also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya (The smoke that thunders). It is located in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The naturally formed “Devil’s Pool”, (on the Zambia side) where some daring tourists swim despite a risk of plunging over the edge, Photo: Ian Restall

Victoria Falls is approximately 1700m wide, and varies in height from 80-108 meters. It’s one and a half times wider than Niagara Falls and is twice the height making it the biggest curtain of water in the world. Missionary and physician, David Livingstone arrived in Africa in 1840, in 1855 he set off down the Zambezi to find for himself the “Smoke That Thunders” which the local people called Mosi-oa-tunya. Livingstone named the falls in honour of his monarch Queen Victoria.

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Today we share with you pictures of the magnificent Victoria Falls and the different activities to be enjoyed in the resort town.

Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River / meeting the Hippos. Photo. Flickr/ Harvey Barrison

Photo: Harvey Barrison

The Smoke that Thunders, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Photo Flickr/ Ninara

Rafting the Zambezi River near Victoria Falls, between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Photo: Sascha Grabow

The Flight of the Angels can be done in a microlight aircraft – a slower-paced trip with the wind blowing through your hair. Microlighting is arguably more thrilling, because of the open cockpit, smaller size and less powerful engine. Photo: africanbudgetsafaris

Small Zambesi river cruise. Flickr/ Walter Schärer