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The Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. Known locally as "Mosi-oa-Tunya" - the smoke that thunders.

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Victoria Falls

There is a magic about the Falls which is manifested in the towering column of spray when the river is high, the thunder of the falling water, the terrifying abyss and tranquil lagoons upstream in which hippo and deadly crocodiles lurk. The Victoria falls is 1708 meters wide, making it the largest curtain of water in the world. It drops between 90m and 107m into the Zambezi Gorge and an average of 550,000 cubic metres of water plummet over the edge every minute. Remarkably preserved in its natural state, Victoria Falls inspires visitors as much today as it did David Livingstone in the 1860's. The falls and the surrounding area have been declared National Parks and a World Heritage Site, thus preserving the area from excessive commercialisation. The Falls are spectacular throughout the year, but February onwards, after the rain season, has the heaviest flow and volume of spray. Victoria Falls is Africa 's adventure capital. Test your fear of heights by bungi jumping off the railway bridge. If that doesn't get your adrenalin pumping then strap on a life jacket and board a rubber dingy for some exciting white water river rafting! The 'Flight of Angels' provides a fabulous vista of the falls, the upstream river and its many islands and for the more adventurous there is microlighting with stunning views of the Fall.

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