Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, Africa

Victoria Falls, Africa

At the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe is the world’s largest waterfall:  Victoria Falls.  The indigenous name for the Falls is Mosi-oa-Tunya, which translates to “the smoke that thunders.”  Its magnificence comes from being so high (over 300 feet) and wide (over 5,000 feet).


Devil's Pool.  Notice the man in the center of the photo near the right.

Devil’s Pool. Notice the man in the right center



To read more about this Unesco World Heritage Site in southern Africa click here. 



Although it was August during the “dry” season when I was there, wherever I was–standing nearby in the mists, hiking a mile away, or lodging many miles in the distance–I could still hear the thunder.


Photo credit:  Athena Alexander

A marvel to locals as well as tourists

A marvel to locals as well as tourists




36 thoughts on “Victoria Falls

    • Yes, Victoria Falls is roughly twice the height of Niagara Falls, and well over twice the width of Niagara’s Horseshoe Falls; per Wikipedia. Thanks for your visit Nina. 😀

    • Yes the “smoke” (i.e. mist) that arises from the falls can be seen for miles and miles. The first time I saw it from a distance I thought there was a fire. Thanks so much Lucy. 🙂

  1. This brought back such good memories! Did you swim in the falls? I was there in 2006 and did that, probably the most awesome thing I have ever done. Thanks for jogging the memory banks! Xxx

    • No, I did not swim in the “Devil’s Pool,” I watched from afar. I did hear a gunshot while we were walking around up there, so there are numerous dangerous factors. lol. Great to hear from you Gill. 🙂

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