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A Study on Victoria Falls, Zambia & Zimbabwe
We’re all familiar with Seven Wonders of the World, primarily, because of their excessive discussion in schools and secondly because of their mind-boggling histories and realities. Victoria Falls, Livingstone Zambia, devil’s pole Victoria falls, and Victoria falls hotels, these are all things you will love after your visit to Victoria Falls, Zambia & Zimbabwe. But how many of us thoroughly knowledgeable about the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the ones that nature blessed us with and the ones who manage to brag about the supremacy of natural phenomenon over the human ones?
Well, the Seven Natural Wonders of the World are Aurora Borealis, Harbor of Rio de Janeiro, Grand Canyon, Great Barrier Reef, Mount Everest, Paricutin and Victoria Falls. This article is an exclusive feature on the mesmerizing beauty of The Victoria Falls.
Victoria Falls, Zambia Local Time Zone & Map
Surrounded by dense rainforests and amazing wildlife parks, the mighty falls are located at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe in Southern Africa on the Zambezi River. The falls are locally called as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ meaning smoke that thunders. This is referring to the visual and sound effects that one witness at the falls. The high-speed water, rushing off the cliff, appears merely as smoke creating a roaring thunder- like sound due to its mighty 100-meter drop off the edge.
The 2,574 kilometers long river, originating in Zambia and ending up in the Indian Ocean, is the fourth longest river in the world. With its basin area as large as 1,390,000 square kilometers, the river is also known to be the largest river flowing into the Indian Ocean from Africa. The river is home to many picturesque views including some of the largest falls like Victoria Falls, Chavuma Falls, and Ngonye Falls.
The Devil’s Pool
Victoria Falls are a great tourist attraction (especially the Zambian side of the falls). Thousands of adventurers and travelers visit the place throughout the year. But the wise ones only choose to visit the place during the dry season (from August to January) when the water levels are low. First of all, even the driest of all seasons do not affect the mesmerizing beauty of the falls, and they preserve their attractiveness throughout the year and second, the reason why wise- tourists choose this time of the year to visit the Victoria Falls is that they can take a dip in the water without floating over the edge.
There is a stone wall almost at the edge of the falls. When the water levels are low, and the tourists decide to take a dip in the water, they are washed towards the edge by the water, but this wall slows down the flow speed near the edge and prevents the daredevils from taking a fall into the 100-meter deep waterfall over the edge. This makes the place the largest and most dangerous natural infinity pool which is why the place is also referred to as ‘The Devil’s Pool.’
The Victoria Falls Bridge
The Bridge is just another feature adding to the overall beauty of the scenery. The mighty bridge spanning across 650 feet is a railway line between Zambia and Zimbabwe used for freight trains. It is built as high as 420 feet upon the second gorge just below the Victoria Falls where its water sprays over the passing trains.
If you are the one who is always up for a challenge, a swim in the Victoria Falls is the one to experience in this lifetime.