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Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls © Timo Newton-Syms
Victoria Falls © Timo Newton-Syms

The majestic Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders), is located on the Zambezi River, between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Explorer David Livingstone named the falls after Queen Victoria when he first saw them in 1855. One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the falls have been attracting travellers and adventure-seekers for decades, its pounding waters creating a mist that can be seen for miles and the sound of the falls, especially in the rainy season (November to April) making it difficult to hear anything else. There is a trail that runs along the cliff adjacent to the waterfall which visitors can use to reach the scenic viewpoints; a helicopter tour is another phenomenal way to see the falls from above. Guided tours are available, and there are opportunities to bungee jump (one of the world's highest) and white water raft down this section of the Zambezi. It is impossible to visit the Victoria Falls without being blown away by its beauty and power, and both Zimbabwe and Zambia are justifiably proud of this great wonder.

Website: victoriafallstourism.org/