Victoria Falls Zimbabwe - Infographic with information facts

Victoria Falls Zimbabwe – Infographic with information and facts

I live in Victoria Falls Zimbabwe, so it never occurred to me that someone wouldn’t know where this marvel is!  From today, you too will know where Victoria Falls is located, which river it is in and what country you need to visit to see it.  Included in this post is an infographic with the basic information and facts.

Where or what is Victoria Falls?

Victoria Falls is a Waterfall, Town and a National Park.

  • The Victoria Falls Waterfall is shared by Zimbabwe and Zambia.
  • The Victoria Falls town is in Zimbabwe – Africa
  • The Victoria Falls National Park is home to the larger part of the Victoria Falls Waterfall on the Zimbabwean side.
  • Mosi-oa-Tunya is the other name given to the Waterfall.
  • It is also, the name of the National Park which has the smaller portion of the Falls: on the Zambian side.

Where can you find the Victoria Falls Waterfall

Where is Victoria Falls

  • Found in Southern Africa halfway along the Zambezi River.

The Zambezi River is the 4th longest river in Africa flowing through 6 other countries. Starting in Zambia winding through Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe and lastly Mozambique where it naturally seeps into the Indian Ocean.

  • The Falls are along the country borders of both Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Information Infographic

The following points are included in the inforgraphic below.  Save it for future reference.

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

AFRICA

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

Interesting Facts

VICTORIA FALLS is name to the –

  • Town
  • National Park
  • Waterfall

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

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Victoria Falls Zimbabwe - Infographic with information and facts
Victoria Falls Facts

 






How was the Victoria Falls formed?

Here is an excellent video done by UNESCO/NHK.  I am fully aware that this video does not play on this site, it suggests you watch it on their site. Enjoy, but remember to return for more tips on travel to Vic Falls here. 🙂


Video by UNESCO World Heritage Sites


Well, there you have it!  Now you too know where this amazing wonder lives and how it was formed.  We hope you get to see the Victoria Falls/Mosi-oa-Tunya waterfall for yourself one day: it’s truly impressive.  Come back here and tell us about it!

 

Read more about where to stay…

And how to get to Victoria Falls.

 

 






4 Comments

  1. Traveling is on my bucket list, and Victoria Falls looks like a wonderful destination. I really enjoyed the video about the formation of the falls, but don’t remember about the origin of the river. Can you help with that? Also, I wondered where the river travels?

    1. Author

      Hey Tanya, awesome! I am happy to hear you like traveling, Vic Falls will not disappoint! The Zambezi River starts out in Zambia, but does a run through other streams, rivers, waterfalls and countries, before it finally empties into a delta, that drains into the Indian Ocean. https://www.britannica.com/place/Zambezi-River this link takes you on the journey of the Zambesi River. Enjoy!

  2. Hello and thanks for sharing this awesome information on victory falls. I guess it must be very beautiful. You have written a well-detailed post that is so helpful. I am just so amazed at these wonders that are natural and really out of this world. Thanks again for sharing this well-detailed post.

    1. Hi there Norman ☺

      So glad you enjoyed this infographic. It’s helpful to pin or save it for future reference.  You never know when you might need it to start planning an awesome trip! Victoria Falls really is a wonder of the world and should be on your pending  travel list! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to direct anyone else here who could benefit from a few tips for their Africa travel to Vic Falls Zimbabwe. 

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