Victoria Falls is unquestionably one of the most incredible natural wonders of the world. Known by locals as “Mosi-oa-Tunya" - the smoke that thunders, Victoria Falls is located on the Zambezi River, along the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia.
The falling sheet of water that comprises the falls is the largest in the world. At a width of 1708 m, the water plummets up to 107 m into the Zambezi Gorge, at an average rate of 550 000 cubic metres of water per minute. During the dry season, the very brave can swim at the very edge of the falls; or raft the rapids, a completely different experience than at high water season - but both offering an incredible adrenaline rush.
Bungee jumping from the edge of the Victoria Falls Bridge, built in 1905 and straddling the Zambezi gorge from Zimbabwe to Zambia, joins the list of popular activities that can be done from Victoria Falls town or Livingstone in Zambia. Also possible are microlight flights or helicopter rides over the falls - absolutely spectacular!
Discovered by David Livingstone in circa 1860, Victoria Falls are now a listed World Heritage Site, and are among the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The falls were named for the Queen Victoria, who was reigning at the time of Livingstone’s discovery.