Victoria Falls

Waterfalls on the Zambezi River in Zambia and Zimbabwe. Largest waterfall in Africa by flow rate.

Victoria Falls is a waterfall in south central Africa in the Zambezi River between southeast Zambia and northwest Zimbabwe. It is 108.3 m high and 1,703 m wide.

Victoria Falls
The Falls: another angle

The falls were discovered by David Livingstone in November 1855, where he viewed it on what is now known as Livingstone Island. He named it after Queen Victoria. The Chitonga name for the Falls is Mosi-oa-Tunya. That word means "the smoke that thunders." They call it that because the Falls are very misty. [1]

It is listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.[2]

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  1. "Victoria Falls". World Digital Library. 1890–1925. Retrieved 2013-06-01.CS1 maint: date format (link)
  2. "Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls". World Heritage Site Convention. Retrieved 2011-03-02.