Victoria Falls, Zambia

Impressive Victoria Falls from all angles, Zambia

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.

Mosi-Oa-Tunya, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Mosi-Oa-Tunya, Victoria Falls, Zambia

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.

Thundering mist, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Thundering mist, Victoria Falls, Zambia

From afar, the steaming clouds off thunder can be seen. 150 Million Years ago, most of the earth was covered in melting lava.

45B76B25-5437-4903-9C5B-A89B26BB29FF

A cooling period followed, the lava tubes came to a halt.

Geological features at Victoria Falls, Zambia

Geological features at Victoria Falls, Zambia

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 in oar, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Tourist in oar, Victoria Falls, Zambia

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.

Victoria Falls in sepia, Zambia

Victoria Falls in sepia, Zambia

There are a few ways or places to make the most of this opportunity.

Steaming mist rising up the sun, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Steaming mist rising up the sun, Victoria Falls, Zambia

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. 

A much needed fence prevents accidents in to the Victoria Falls, Zambia

A much needed fence prevents accidents in to the Victoria Falls, Zambia

I decided to stroll along the Zambian side off the Falls and leave the Zimbabwen side for my next visit. 

Rainbow Victoria Falls, Zambia

Rainbow Victoria Falls, Zambia

The late afternoon sun shone straight on to the rising mist, naturally exposing a rainbow.

108 meters free fall, Victoria Falls, Zambia

108 meters free fall, Victoria Falls, Zambia

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.

Shower time, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Shower time, Victoria Falls, Zambia

The rising cloud off mist gives out a refreshing shower, take a rain coat if you want to stay dry.

Lush vegetation around Victoria Falls, Zambia

Lush vegetation around Victoria Falls, Zambia

Plants make the most of the never ending spay, growing lush and green,

Ultra violet rays, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Ultra violet rays, Victoria Falls, Zambia

making the walking experience a slippery affair.

Spectators on the Zimbabwen side at Victoria Falls, Zambia

Spectators on the Zimbabwen side at Victoria Falls, Zambia

The hardest part for me, was to keep my lens dry.

Shadow play with water and sun, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Shadow play with water and sun, Victoria Falls, Zambia

It didn’t always work, which after all is part off Victoria Falls.

The whole Italian mafia combined under the rainbow at Victoria Falls, Zambia

The whole Italian mafia combined under the rainbow at Victoria Falls, Zambia

The combined Italian crew arrived a short time later and a group photo was a must.

Jasmine in sepia, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Jasmine in sepia, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Jasmine agreed to model in front of the Falls,

Jasmine in paintings, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Jasmine in paintings, Victoria Falls, Zambia

as the rising sun casted shadows.

 

Steam train over the Victoria Falls, Zambia

Steam train over the Victoria Falls, Zambia

From the walking trail, a view over to the border bridge is best. Impressive human engineering in 1904. 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s