Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a spectacular waterfall in southern Africa. It’s about midway between the supply (start line) and mouth of the Zambezi River, on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Zambezi River is about 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) broad on the falls. The peak of the falls at its middle is 355 ft (108 meters). The water drops instantly right into a deep, slender opening within the earth. It then flows out by means of a canyon about forty miles (sixty four kilometers) lengthy.

The falls creates mist and spray that may be seen for a fantastic distance. This cloud and the sound of the falls brought on the native individuals to call it Mosi oa Tunya, which meanssmoke that thunders. The British explorer David Livingstone first noticed Victoria Falls in 1855. He named it after Queen Victoria of the UK.

This entry was posted in Geysers and Waterfalls and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *