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Dubbed ‘The Smoke that Thunders’, the Victoria Falls are a spectacular sight to behold, especially when in full flood. At this time more than 500,000 cubic metres of water cascade over the edge every minute.
Created by volcanic activity, erosion and the course of the mighty Zambezi River, the spectacular Victoria Falls has captured the hearts, minds and spirits of people everywhere. It was the explorer, David Livingstone who named the Falls after his Queen and stated in his now famous diary entry - “Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”.
The Falls and the surrounding rainforest have been maintained virtually as they were when Livingstone first saw them almost 140 years ago and are preserved as a National Park, forming one of Zimbabwe’s four World Heritage sites.
Considered the largest curtain of falling water in the world, the magnificent Victoria Falls draws visitors from all over the world. The spectacle of millions of gallons of turbulent water cascading over a sheer precipice into a narrow gorge hundreds of feet below is a sight not easily forgotten. Rafting the wild rapids below the Falls is a very popular adventure. Visitors can also kayak, canoe, fish, take guided walking safaris, ride on horseback and lunch on Livingstone Island.
Victoria Falls town - just minutes away from the Falls and on the outskirts of the game rich Zambezi National Park - is a bustling hive of activity.