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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe/Zambia - An Impressive Waterfall

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Travel pictures from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

by Dr. Günther Eichhorn

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As an add-on to my trip to Madagascar in May 2001, I visited Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe/Zambia, in Central Africa, my second trip to Southern Africa. The falls are spectacular to say the least. It was absolutely incredible! Victoria Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Zambezi River falls over a cliff that is about 1 km (0.6 miles) wide into a gorge that is about 100 m (330 ft) deep, but on the narrowest part only about 60 m (200 ft) wide. You stand on the opposite side of the falls, only 60 m (200 ft) away from a huge wall of water falling down into the gorge. During the rainy season, the noise is deafening, and you are enveloped by the spray. It is a unique experience.

To get a better view of the falls, I took a helicopter ride over the falls from the Zambia side of the falls. It was a spectacular ride.

A boat ride up and down the Zambezi above the falls was a nice excursion to see some wildlife along the river.

A ride on an elephant into the bush on the Zimbabwe side was a relaxing experience, even though we didn't see many animals, it is too close to civilization.

In Victoria Falls I saw a traditional dance performance which was very interesting.

Victoria Falls is quite separate of Zimbabwe. All the problems of Zimbabwe are kept away from Victoria Falls, since this is a major tourist attraction. It was very safe to visit Victoria Falls.

See the separate pages with birds and other nature:
Nature
Nature in Victoria Falls
Birds
Birds in Victoria Falls