The Majestic Victoria Falls: "Mosi-Oa-Tunya"

Composed at June 10, 2010 - 3:16 pm, filed in 2010 World Expo, from FLTA

The Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and it was declared a Natural World Heritage Site in 1989.

It is approximately 1,700 meters wide and 108meters deep, twice the size of the Niagra Falls in Canada. Indeed it is the largest "water curtain" in the whole world!The flow of water is usually at its peak in April, during which roughly 625 million litres of water flow over the edge every minute! This huge volume of water produces a spray(which looks like smoke) that rises up to 1650 feet into the air which can be seen from 20km away, and makes a thunderous noise, hence the local/vernacular name "Smoke That Thunders"! The other magnificent characteristic of the Victoria Falls is the rainbow that is formed on the curtain. The Victoria Falls can be best described as "an awe-inspiring and wonderful sight not to be missed"!

Tourists can enjoy a variety of activities in the resort town of Victoria Falls, ranging from the adrenalin stimulating bunjie-jumping, white-water rafting, high-wire-swings across the vast gorge and guided lion-walk safaris. Other activities include sun-set boat cruises, elephant back-trails, horse-riding, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and scenic flights over the Victoria Falls and the mighty Zambezi River(commonly described as the "Flight of the Angels!"), golf, and a plethora of many other air, land and water based activities!

There are many first class/ISO-certified hotels at the Victoria Falls. The tourist is assured to have an unforgettable leisure experience at the Victoria Falls!