Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe / Zambia

Victoria Falls Zimbabwe / Zambia

The Victoria Falls are a wide waterfall of the Zambezi River between the border towns of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Livingstone in Zambia. Since 1989, the cases are UNESCO World Heritage. The local Kololo call the waterfall “Mosi-oa-Tunya” (English: the smoke that thunders). The name refers to the water spray rising from the cases up to 300 m in height and can still be seen from 30 km away.

In the immediate vicinity of the Victoria Falls there is a rain forest, which owes its existence only of this moisture spray. Below the Victoria Falls the river flows in a zigzag through narrow, deep, roughly east-west oriented canyons, which are connected by short north-south-oriented sections.

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