Victoria Falls, Zambia

While it is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is classified as the largest, based on its width of 1,708 metres (5,604 ft) and height of 108 metres (354 ft), resulting in the world’s largest sheet of falling water.

… In height and width Victoria Falls is rivalled only by Argentina and Brazil’s Iguazu Falls. …

The spray from the falls typically rises to a height of over 400 metres (1,300 ft), and sometimes even twice as high, and is visible from up to 48 km (30 mi) away. …

Though a jerk and inept leader, David Livingstone was one of the first Westerners to make a transcontinental journey across Africa. And might have been the first non-African to see Victoria Falls.

statue near the Falls

statue near the Falls

Although Livingstone is known as “Africa’s greatest missionary,” he is only recorded as having converted one African. That might be to his credit, actually. 🙂

New York Herald reporter Henry Stanley could not convince Livingstone to leave. The great explorer died of malaria and dysentery.

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The baboons look bored. But I was thrilled to finally reach Victoria Falls, one of the great tourist destinations of the world.

From the Zambia side, you get an unbelievable distant photo vantage.

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First Gorge, from Zambian side

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Walking the Knife-Edge Bridge during high water is something like walking through the waterfall. It’s not always easy to see the Falls.

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Drenched anyway, I made the wet descent to the river on the Boiling Pot trail.

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That day I didn’t see anyone bungie jumping from the Victoria Falls bridge. But I hear it’s awesome. (VIDEO)

My photos don’t do this natural wonder of the world justice. Nobody leaves disappointed. Victoria Falls are magical.

Click PLAY or watch a video on YouTube.

I’d love to return, just to visit from the Zimbabwe side.

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