Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
Claim to Fame
- One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World
- On the UNESCO World Heritage List
- The largest curtain of falling water in the world
The Smoke that Thunders – a translation of Mosi-oa-tunya.
The perfect name, given for this spectacular wonder!
Where is Victoria Falls?
17° 55′ 28″ S. 25″ 51′ 24″ E
Zimbabwe and Zambia
Victoria Falls / Mosi-oa-tunya
Measurements – How big is it?
1,708m – width of the Waterfall
108m – Highest Point
1 – Water Drop
VICTORIA FALLS is name to the –
- National Park
View Points – 19
- 15 Zimbabwe side
- 4 Zambian Side
Dr David Livingstone named this waterfall Victoria Falls in 1855 for the British Queen Victoria.
The town Livingstone in Zambia is named after Doctor Livingstone.
Source – The Zambezi River
Eight steep basalt gorges have been formed through the changing waterfall positions over time.
The eight gorges are a breeding site for four species of endangered birds.
Source Material: UNESCO website
Video by UNESCO World Heritage Sites