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How to describe Victoria Falls?

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Well, it is very difficult! This awesome Natural Wonder of the World is phenomenal - so loud, so much water, so difficult to stay dry!

The Falls were originally named Mosi-oa-Tunya by the Kololo tribe which means "the smoke that thunders". They were not wrong! The Falls are located on the Zambezi River on the Zimbabwe/Zambian border and we were within walking distance from our hotel in Zimbabwe. You can hear them well before you see them. The spray coming off the falls is incredible.

Beautiful Victoria Falls

Beautiful Victoria Falls

It is hard to capture in a photo just how impressive they are - firstly they are simply too big, and second the spray is so intense at times you can barely see a thing. We were prepared to get wet, but it was still a shock to walk away completely drenched head to toe.

This is not rain - we are drenched by the mist and spray!

This is not rain - we are drenched by the mist and spray!

Lucky the camera is waterproof!

Lucky the camera is waterproof!

Few words could describe the noise and force of the spray - it was unbelievable

Few words could describe the noise and force of the spray - it was unbelievable

The best way to see the Falls is from above, and Di and Danny jumped on a chopper to check it out. From up there you can get a better perspective on the area the Falls cover. It is mind-blowing watching the water from up stream barrel toward the drop, the power is incredible. March to May is the high water level period so we got to enjoy the spectacle at its best!

Magnificent

Magnificent

From the chopper

From the chopper

It was a perfect way to end our 3 week journey with our great friends Di and Danny. Now on to the next chapter of our adventure!

Posted by 270days 23:57 Archived in Zimbabwe

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