Victoria Falls
Map of the Falls

Also known as Mosioa-Tunya (the smoke that thunders), Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall on earth and is recognized as one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

The falls span close to 5600ft (1700m), with heights up to 360ft (108m). It’s one and a half times wider than Niagara Falls and twice its height. Approximately 625 million liters of water flow over the edge every minute.

And where on the African continent the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls are positioned:

The most northern pin marks the source for the Zambezi River and the most eastern pin shows where the Zambezi River and Indian Ocean meet.

  • Jeff

    I hope to see it in person some day.

  • Jamie

    I defintely love anything covering ‘Nature’ We live on a beautiful planet.

  • Ali

    Didn’t them find any other places to construct , highways, houses, hotels. Is that what they call echo tourism?

  • Elizabeth

    Oh the very wonder of it all. What a beautiful planet we all share. We are so lucky. Keep up the fantastic work you do so well. Love it. If you don’t get to see it in person this is the next best thing.

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