Victoria Falls is located in the middle of Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
- Length: 1,700 meters
- Height: between 80 and 108 meters depending on the season
→ The waterfalls were named after Queen Victoria of Great Britain by a Scottish missionary.
→ The locals called it Mosi-o-Tunya “The smoke that thunders” because of its noise and water splashes.
→ The local African tribes had a sacred fear of Victoria Falls and were afraid to approach it.
→ Victoria Falls is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
→ Opposite the waterfall there is a basalt rock, entirely covered with tropical forest. The forest’s ecosystem depends on the waterfall.
→ The functions of the Victoria Falls are not limited only to being an attraction for million of tourists, it is also very important economically. The waterfall supplies energy to several cities in Zimbabwe and Zambia.
→ It is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
→ Humans lived around the waterfalls continuously for about two million years.