Victoria Falls National Park

Victoria Falls National Park

Overview

This one is an epic sheet of water rushing over a 1.7 km wide expanse and cascading down nearly 100 meters into the chasm below! Renowned as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world, this UNESCO Heritage site aptly deserves the status of a 'must see' for every visitor.

Known by the local Kololo tribe inhabiting the area in the 1800s as Mosi oa Tunya- The Smoke that thunders, the mighty Victoria falls in shared by Zimbabwe to the south and Zambia to the north and located within the Victoria Falls National Park and the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park respectively. Nearly 550 million litres of the mighty Zambezi fall through the expansive edge at the height of the rainy season with the Zimbabwean side of the falls offering more viewpoints offering access to nearly three fourth of the falls. Of the five falls that make up the Victoria Falls, four are in Zimbabwe-The Devil’s Cataract, Main Falls, Rainbow Falls and Horseshoe Falls with Zambia claiming The Eastern Cataract falls. While Zambia has lesser viewpoints it certainly compensates with Knife-Edge Bridge that gets you close the awe-inspiring sights of the Eastern Cataract, which is the second deepest point fall.

Victoria Falls Bridge which runs over the Zambezi River and links Zimbabwe and Zambia is a famous bungee jumping spot with a plunge from Batoka Gorge from Victoria Falls Bridge being the world's highest bungee jump at 111 metres (360ft). To get an adrenaline fix you can try white-river rafting through the gorges, river boarding or tandem kayaking or just visit the Livingstone Muesuem understand the cultural side of things. The Zambezi river has quite a few wildlife areas surrounding it. Victoria Falls National Park together with Zambezi National Park together with cover an area of 56,000 hectares and is home to some exciting wildlife attractions with the Big 5, herds of sable antelope, eland, zebra, giraffe, kudu, waterbuck and impala as well as many of the smaller species of game can be viewed, varieties of fishes, colorful birds making for some thrilling game viewing.

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