Victoria Falls

Those who managed to travel all the way through the Caprivi to Katima Mulilo or through Botswana to Kasane should not miss a visit to the Victoria Falls, also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya by the locals which means “the Smoke that Thunders”.  While the Victoria Falls is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is claimed to be the largest.  This is based on a width of 1.7km and a height of 110 meters, forming the largest sheet of falling water in the world.  Visitors can view the Victoria Falls either from Zimbabwe (Vic Falls) or from Zambia (Livingstone).  Riverine forests with palm trees line the banks and islands above the falls.  The most notable aspect of the area’s vegetation though is the rainforest nurtured by the spray from the falls, containing plants rare for the area such as pod mahogany, ebony, ivory palm, wild date palm and a number of creepers and linas. 

 

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