The locals call the Victoria Falls the 'Mosi-oa-Tunya' which is translated as the 'smoke that thunders' due to the thick fog that is created by the waters of the waterfall as they hit the ground way below
Victoria Falls are located on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border along the majestic River Zambezi. The falls are 1708 meters wide and 108 meters high, resulting into the world's largest sheet of falling water. Actually, the falls are twice as big as the America's Niagara Falls. They are classified as the largest waterfalls in the world, with only Iguassu Water Falls on the Brazilian-Argentine border competing for this slot.
If you are touring the falls, prepare to engage in the following activities:
1. Swim in the Devils Swimming Pool
The devils swimming pool is a natural swimming pool located at the tip of the waterfalls, just before the waters take their tumble. If you get your kicks from danger, this is surely one of the riskiest things you can do. Note that you MUST be accompanied by a local guide.
During full moon, instead of the regular daylight rainbow, tourists get to see the moonbow. If you love your pictures, there is no better way to spend your day than in capturing these great sights.
3. Wildlife Safari
You can engage in a wildlife seeing activity at the parks that surround the Victoria Waterfalls. The Victoria Falls National Park, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Zambezi National Park, Matetsi Safari Area, Kazuma Pan National Park and Hwange National Park are all part of the ecosystem that forms the Victoria waterfalls. While there, you can see the Elephants, zebras, gazelles, antelopes, African crocodiles and many more.
4. Adventure sports
Adventure sports do not get better than this. If you have a love for the outdoors, you can get to enjoy sports such as whitewater rafting in the Zambezi River gorges, bungee jumping, game fishing, horse riding, kayaking, and flights over the falls.
If you want to visit this location, you will be surprised at how cheap the destination is. As at 1st December 2013, the cost of entering the park is US$45-US$80. If you are planning to cross the border from Zambia, you will pay for the visa each time. Note that this condition applies for those on single visa entry. Enjoy your safari.
by Kennedy Runo on 03/03/2014 in Outdoor Activities