The Mighty Zambezi at Victoria Falls


The Zambezi river starts its journey to the sea in northern Zambia, then flows through Angola, and re-enters Zambia before flowing over the Victoria Falls, through Zimbabwe and Mozambique to the Indian Ocean. It is the 4th longest river in Africa, at about 2 800 kms,  It forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and is at its strongest from March to May/ June, especially if the rain gods have looked favourably on the plains of Africa.

Victoria Falls and the Batoka Gorge have been formed by the force of the water rushing downstream, and the gorge at the start of the falls is over 100 metres deep, and the spray from the falls can be seen at least 1 kilometre away.   It is a truly spectacular sight, and attracts many visitors each day.

Downstream from the Falls is the Batoka Gorge, where there is plenty opportunity to indulge in extreme sports, like white water rafting, bungee jumping, kayaking, zip wire and much more..or you can just admire the view from the very luxurious Victoria Falls Hotel

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The spray from the Falls is called ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ or ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’

 

The smoke that thunders

The smoke that thunders

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It’s true – once seen, never forgotten, so put it on your list of places to see, you won’t be disappointed.

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  2. restlessjo
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 07:59:55

    Fantastic! I could almost feel that spray.

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  3. Evez
    May 03, 2013 @ 07:36:09

    They look amazing. We wanted to take the drive from Etosha to the Caprivi strip. Later on we decided that it takes too long to get there so we went along the coast. Will have to wait for the next trip.

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  10. Roy McCarthy
    Dec 04, 2013 @ 19:23:15

    Awesome, thank you Joan. I’ll never visit so I appreciate you bringing this wonder to me!

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