The Impressive Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls  is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. David Livingstone, the Scottish missionary and explorer, is believed to have been the first European to view Victoria Falls in 1855. Livingstone named his sighting in honour of Queen Victoria of Britain, but the indigenous Lozi language name, Mosi-oa-Tunya—”The Smoke That Thunders” continues in common usage as well. While it is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, Victoria Falls is classified as the largest, based on its combined width of 1,708 meters  and height of 108 meters  resulting in the world’s largest sheet of falling water. Victoria Falls is roughly twice the height of North America’s Niagara Falls and well over twice the width of its Horseshoe Falls.  There are two islands on the crest of the falls that are large enough to divide the curtain of water even at full flood: Boaruka Island (or Cataract Island) near the western bank, and Livingstone Island near the middle—the point from which Livingstone first viewed the falls.
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Africa is a land of incredible extremes.⁠ ⁠ You can find so many different types of environments and animals across this enormous continent. Visit the harsh dunes of the Sahara Desert and the snakes that flourish there or the mountain gorillas of the cloud forests in East Africa. Then take in Victoria Falls and the tropical rainforests that stretch across the middle of the continent and the birds that call them home.⁠ ⁠ The people of this continent can be just as extreme. There are the native tribes across the plains, the Moors of Morocco, and the Afrikaans of South Africa.⁠ ⁠ It is a place that can be explored from top to bottom for years on end and you would never be able to see it all. It’s an amazing land with people, animals, plants, and ecosystems that you will not find anywhere else in the world.⁠ ⁠ We can help you figure out the best place for you to satisfy the itch you have to visit Africa. We can help you organize your adventure ideas.⁠ #VisitAfrica #TheCongo #VictoriaFalls #Diversity #ThePeople⁠ #travel #nature #landscape #photography #landscapephotography #naturelovers #placetovisit #beautifuldestinations #destinations #beautiful #traveling #trip #wanderlust #love #instagood #instadaily #vacation #virtuosoltd #virtuosotravel #gowithpro #photooftheday #naturephotography #natgeo

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