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Facts About Victoria Falls

Facts About Victoria Falls

Find facts about Victoria Falls and its surrounds – these all explain the fascinating and awe-inspiring phenomenon that is one of the most inspirational sights in the world.

Interesting and Fun Facts About Victoria Falls

This marvel of the world, found along the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe, has a long history and is just as magnificent as it has always been.

We have uncovered lots of Victoria Falls facts and information about this marvel of nature.

Read what makes it one of the greatest waterfalls in the world.

These facts include geographical & historical information as well as interesting points on adrenaline activities, excursions, attractions and the wildlife.

Victoria Falls Geographical Facts

Historical Facts

General Facts – Wildlife and Sporting Activities

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Victoria Falls has an aura and mystery – just the mention of the waterfall evokes a sense of wonder in people all over the world.

These facts about Victoria Falls Africa give you an insight into this unmissable destination.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is special about Victoria Falls?

Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. It is found on the Zambezi River in Africa. It is famous for being the largest curtain of falling water in the world at its peak flow. The local African people call it Mosi-oa-Tunya which means "the smoke that thunders" because of the constant noise and huge mist it creates.

How did Victoria Falls get its name?

The explorer David Livingstone was so struck by the sight of the waterfall he named it in honor of Queen Victoria of Britain. The indigenous Lozi people call it Mosi-oa-Tunya - "The Smoke That Thunders"- and this is still used today too.

How old is the Victoria Falls?

The geology of the bedrock of the Victoria Falls dates back 180 million years. The basalt the falls are cut from is an ancient dark volcanic rock.

Where does Victoria Falls get water?

The Victoria Falls sits halfway along the Zambezi River and stretches right the way across this magnificent river. The Zambezi is the fourth-longest river in Africa and originates in north-west Zambia.

Is Victoria Falls bigger than Niagara Falls?

Victoria Falls is almost double the height of Niagara Falls and half a kilometer wider. Victoria Falls is the world's largest sheet of falling water in the world at peak season.

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