20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Victoria Falls

Africa has no shortage of incredible sights, but the mighty Victoria Falls is one that you cannot miss. Located between the Zimbabwe and Zambia border, the falls are twice the height of Niagara Falls (some 108 m high!), making it the largest in the world.

Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. In the 1800s, the Kololo tribe gave it the name Mosi-oa-Tunya which translates to “the smoke that thunders”.

You really have to walk along the falls themselves to truly understand where that name comes from. It’s near impossible to hear anything else around you because of the large amount of water falling all around you.

We spent just over a week exploring Zambia and Botswana for my sister’s birthday. After checking in to The Kingdom Hotel, off we went exploring the nearby surroundings. Our hotel was within walking distance to the Falls itself, and within minutes we were overlooking this giant body of water.

The best part about Victoria Falls is that you can see it from both Zimbabwe and Zambia – all in one day if you wanted to! On our trip we started on the Zambian side before making it over to the Zimbabwean side where our hotel was based.  

We took the Flight of Angels.

This is a helicopter ride over the falls which is absolutely amazing. On this flight you will see the Falls in all its glory. If you didn’t yet take in that the falls are 108 m tall and 1700 m wide, then this flight will surely put it into perspective for you!

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I'm Shalinee - a Geminian scientist who loves to travel, write, draw and eat chocolate. I've visited over twenty countries, published a Environmental Science encyclopaedia and somewhere along the way started a science communication company to help students and corporates translate that hard-to-read data generated in a lab. Other than that, I'm just searching for the magic still hidden in the world.

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