Victoria Falls

waterfall on the Zambezi River in Zambia and Zimbabwe

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 more or less dry up in the dry season

The falls were discovered by David Livingstone in November 1855, when he saw 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]

The Falls more or less dry up in the dry season.[2]

It is listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.[3]

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  1. "Victoria Falls". World Digital Library. 1890–1925. Retrieved 2013-06-01.
  2. BBC News
  3. "Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls". World Heritage Site Convention. Retrieved 2011-03-02.