Impressive Victoria Falls from all angles, Zambia
Victoria Falls! One of nature’s seven wonders of the world. ‘Mosi-Oa-Tunya’ (thundering smoke) is how the ancient Kololo tribe named these falls.
Human scientist nature always wants to compare the three largest falls on earth to put nature’s marvels in numbers. With the width of 1688 m and a drop off 108 meters, they are in fact the largest single uniform waterfalls in the world.
From afar, the steaming clouds off thunder can be seen. 150 Million Years ago, most of the earth was covered in melting lava.
A cooling period followed, the lava tubes came to a halt.
Deep cracks emerged, which cracked more and more with time. Earthquakes and other natural factors formed today’s shape, whilst the Zambezi River eventually followed the ecological path, digging out limestone and deeper in to the heart of these falls.
Tourist’s from all across the globe arrive in masses to see this aquatic spectacle. For good reason, these Falls are not to be missed.
There are a few ways or places to make the most of this opportunity.
There is bungee, rafting or helicopter rides for the thrill seekers. For a more placid experience, there are walking trails along the opposite edge off the Falls in each neighbouring country, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Both are relatively easy accessible by crossing the border to the opposite country.
I decided to stroll along the Zambian side off the Falls and leave the Zimbabwen side for my next visit.
The late afternoon sun shone straight on to the rising mist, naturally exposing a rainbow.
This is the dry season for the falls and water levels are relatively low. Yet, the immense power and force of water can not be overseen.
The rising cloud off mist gives out a refreshing shower, take a rain coat if you want to stay dry.
Plants make the most of the never ending spay, growing lush and green,
making the walking experience a slippery affair.
The hardest part for me, was to keep my lens dry.
It didn’t always work, which after all is part off Victoria Falls.
The combined Italian crew arrived a short time later and a group photo was a must.
Jasmine agreed to model in front of the Falls,
as the rising sun casted shadows.
From the walking trail, a view over to the border bridge is best. Impressive human engineering in 1904.