Learn about Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe – one of the most impressive, awe-inspiring sights in the world and one of the most famous tourist destinations in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The only way to view this immense sight is to stand on the edge of a chasm of raging water and rising mists, and look down into an eroded gash in the earth.
A truly incredible sight.
Missionaries who came to this area described the ceremonies that took place on the nearby island in the river by the local tribe, as “devilish”.
Hence, the name given to this cataract at the edge of the chasm, which is 70 metres high.
This part of the waterfall is the largest section and makes up the main central view of the waterfall.
The rising winds created from the force of the water hitting the rocks at the base of the gorge, pushes mist up the 93 metre high chasm creating a mist plume over 400 metres high in the African sky – visible up to 50 kilometres away.
The name is derived from the shape at this section of the waterfall.
This part of the waterfall has the least volume of water with a height of 95 metres. It is the first section of the waterfall that will dry up in the drier seasons of October and November, revealing the distinctive shape of its namesake.
At 108 metres, this is the highest section.
A rainbow is a common sight at this point of the waterfall, with the sun shining through the mist droplets creating one of nature’s wonders. Similarly, a lunar rainbow is visible during a full moon at night, a moving sight to behold.
This is the second highest fall of water at 101 metres high.
Although they are in Zambia, there is a stunning view point from the Zimbabwe side of the gorge of this part of the waterfall.
Describing the waterfall can not in any small way convey the immensity about Victoria Falls, the noise or the sheer power emanating from the spectacle.
Standing in front of this huge volume of falling water on the Zambezi River evokes emotions in your soul. Experience how small nature makes you feel and the awe that overcomes your senses.
A remarkable and unforgettable experience that has to be seen first-hand to comprehend it!