Posted By Robert James. Category: Living. Why do we love waterfalls?
Victoria Falls is one of the most famous tourist sites in subsaharan Africa. Details of the Falls are visible in this image taken with the mm lens by Astronaut Edward Lu from the Space Station on September 4, In the sector imaged here, it flows southeast top left to bottom right in a wide bed before plunging suddenly meters over the Victoria Falls into a narrow gorge.
The Zambezi river divides the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe with the falls accessible on both sides. An historic bridge spans the falls, and at the half-way point you can stand with one foot in each country. Gazing down into the churning chasm below is a heart-stopping experience.
Every which way you look your eyes feast on the breathtaking scenery. The problem is that our eyes take in the whole spectacle with ease, but to capture this immense panorama on camera is not an easy challenge. I have written an article giving Tips for Taking Photographs at Victoria Falls if you would like to read it click here.
This is a great walk after viewing the Falls in the Park. You can get a paper at Zimbabwe customs that allows you to go over the bridge and back without stamping your passport. The view from Zambia side looking back to falls is very cool and there are some great photo ops.
We have the latest information on water levels and predictions are possible because the river lives on rainfall thousands of km away, offering a few months lag time. The complete answer: A rough guide to the water levels of Victoria Falls to help you plan your African safari and Vic Falls adventure. The graph gives a year average, so spikes and abnormalities are ironed out.
The Zambezi River flows placidly until it reaches a broad edge measuring meters and plunges meters into the frothy, thunderous abyss below. The first European to see the falls was David Livingstone in November of However, records show that other foreigners had visited the falls before him.
David Livingstonethe Scottish missionary and explorer, is believed to have been the first European to view Victoria Falls on 16 Novemberfrom what is now known as Livingstone Island, one of two land masses in the middle of the river, immediately upstream from the falls near the Zambian shore. The World Heritage List officially recognizes both names. The nearby national park in Zambia is named Mosi-oa-Tunyawhereas the national park and town on the Zimbabwean shore are both named Victoria Falls.
Waterfalls: the only thing we love more than exploring them is posting pictures of them captioned with TLC lyrics. But when you only have your trusty phone at your disposal, how do you make sure those snaps best show off your incredible views? And where are the best places to find these natural wonders?
The location is unbeatable — in front of the largest curtain of falling water in the world, at a World Heritage Site, set against the backdrop of one of the Seven Natural Wonders in the World and above the raging torrents and misty gorges of the mighty Zambezi River. Then Bungee into the spray and rainbows below! Four seconds of freefall and metres of pure adrenalin!