Victoria Falls, known to the locals as ‘The smoke that thunders’ (Mosi-oa-Tunya) is one of the world's Seven Natural Wonders. The waterfall locates itself on the Zambezi River, and borders both Zambia and Zimbabwe. Though it is neither the highest, nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is classified as the largest, based on its combined width of 1,708 metres (5,604 ft). This amazing phenomenon is home to many animal and plant species and began its fame by Cecil Rhodes himself when it was needed for its resources, by his British South African company.
A little background info
Victoria Falls was a base for exporting cargos full of animal skins, timber and ivory. The history of this region dates beyond the years of its colonialism and has become a historical monument within itself, not only because of its exported resources or tourism features but for its archaeological history too. Victoria Falls, during its pre- colonialist years, yielded around three-million-year-old stone artefacts, fifty-thousand-year old middle age tools and ten to twenty-thousand-year old stone age weapons and tools, which added to the worlds understanding of humankind’s development. Since its archaeological discovery, it has aided in trade and travel exposure, across Zimbabwe.
An adrenalin-fuelled adventure
In its more recent years, Victoria Falls has become a dream for extreme adventures or simply those with a bucket list for their lives. With its range of national parks, its variation of rich forests, dry savannah scopes and even to its international favourite, the “devil’s pool”- an armchair within the falls themselves, forming one of the most sought after water pools in the world - for visitors and locals to enjoy.
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