Victoria Falls is the highest and widest waterfall in the world, Victoria Falls is classified as the largest, based on its combined width of 1,708 meters (5,604 ft) and height of 108 meters (354 ft), resulting in the world’s largest sheet of falling water.
Victoria Falls is located northwest of its province, in front of the borders with Zambia, separated from it by the Zambezi River and the binational Victoria Falls. It lies few km from the Zambian city of Livingstone and is surrounded by the Zambezi, Mosi-oa-Tunya and Victoria Falls national parks.
Victoria Falls |Best Season the Zambezi River
Best Season the Zambezi River upstream from the falls experiences a rainy season from late November to early April, and a dry season the rest of the year. The river’s annual flood season is February to May with a peak in April, The spray from the falls typically rises to a height of over 400 meters (1,300 ft.), and sometimes even twice as high, and is visible from up to 48 km (30 mi) away. At full moon, a “moonbow” can be seen in the spray instead of the usual daylight rainbow. During the flood season, however, it is impossible to see the foot of the falls and most of its face, and the walks along the cliff opposite it are in a constant shower and shrouded in mist. Close to the edge of the cliff, spray shoots upward like inverted rain, especially at Zambia’s Knife-Edge Bridge.
As the dry season takes effect, the islets on the crest become wider and more numerous, and in September to January up to half of the rocky face of the falls may become dry and the bottom of the First Gorge can be seen along most of its length. At this time it becomes possible (though not necessarily safe) to walk across some stretches of the river at the crest. It is also possible to walk to the bottom of the First Gorge at the Zimbabwean side. The minimum flow, which occurs in November, is around a tenth of the April figure; this variation in flow is greater than that of other major falls and causes Victoria Falls’ annual average flow rate to be lower than might be expected based on the maximum flow.
Victoria Falls - Zambezi River
Zambezi river (also spelled Zambeze and Zambesi) is the fourth-longest river in Africa, the longest east-flowing river in Africa and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean from Africa.
The area of its basin is 1,390,000 square kilometers (540,000 sq mi), slightly less than half of the Nile’s. The 2,574-kilometer-long river (1,599 mi) rises in Zambia and flows through eastern Angola, along with the eastern border of Namibia and the northern border of Botswana, then along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe to Mozambique, where it crosses the country to empty into the Indian Ocean.
Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls Bridge
Victoria Falls Bridge. The Location of the bridge and surrounding area Bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge Victoria Falls Bridge
Whitewater rafting in the gorges, bungee jumping from the bridge, game fishing, horse riding, kayaking, and flights over the falls.
Victoria Falls – Rafting
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devil’s swimming pool
Devil’s Swimming Pool, The most dangerous pool in the world
During the dry season, when the Zambezi River is at its lowest, a natural rock ledge at the very lip of Victoria Falls creates the world’s highest and most dangerous infinity pool. Adventuresome swimmers can wade through the enclosed patch of water