Victoria Falls Facts

  1. Victoria Falls is classified as the world’s largest curtain of falling water based on its width of 1,708 meters (5,604 ft) and height of 108 meters (354 ft),
  2. Approximately 650 million litersof water drops every minute over the cliff at Victoria Falls and continues flowing downstream the lower Zambezi River.
  3. Victoria Falls sits on the very boarder of Zambia and Zimbabwe
  4. The indigenous name of Victoria falls is Mosi-oa-Tunya which means “the smoke that thunders“. The fall is still referred to by this name by many people in Africa and even in other parts of the world
  5. The Scottish missionary and explorer, Doctor David Livingstone discovered Victoria Falls in 1855 and named the falls after Queen Victoria in England
  6. Victoria Falls is one of the few places on earth where the Lunar Rainbow or Moonbow occurs regularly and where it can be witnessed with ease. Moonbowsor lunar rainbows are rare natural atmospheric phenomena that occur when the Moon’s light is reflected and refracted off water droplets in the air.
  7. The spray of Victoria Falls rises to a height of over 400m. On full moon nights
  8. Victoria Falls is the only waterfall on the list of the seven natural wonders of the world
  9. There are five gorges, or deep cracks, to which the Zambezi River flows from the falls. They all vary in size and intensity of water flow and are all named from one to five in the order the river reaches them. The entire falls passes through the first gorge and then gradually opens into the rest. A pool at the end of the second gorge is aptly named Boiling Pot due to the swirling motion and extremely rough water. It is at this point where almost anything that falls over the falls is captured. The pattern of these gorges has changed throughout the falls long history and new gorges are in the process of forming
  10. Devil’s pool ( Natural Swimming Pool) is situated adjacent to the famous Livingstone Island at the top of Victoria Falls