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Experience the Natural Wonder of Victoria Falls: A Must-See in Zimbabwe

When you see a Zimbabwean, you have seen the Victoria Falls, also known in Xhosa as "Mosi-O-Tunya" to mean "the Smoke that Thunders".

The Victoria Falls, like the Zimbabwean in your country, needs treasuring because they are a jewel to know, and come from a paradise of a land. Visit Zimbabwe and see the Victoria Falls.

Victoria Falls, one of the world's most spectacular natural wonders, is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Zimbabwe. Known as the "Smoke That Thunders," the falls are located on the Zambezi River, which forms the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. The falls are a UNESCO World Heritage site, and for good reason. They are truly awe-inspiring, with a width of over 1.7 kilometers (1 mile) and a height of 108 meters (360 feet), making them one of the largest waterfalls in the world.

One of the best ways to experience the falls is from the Zimbabwean side, where you can get a panoramic view of the entire waterfall and the surrounding rainforest.

Visitors can take a stroll along the well-maintained paths that lead to different vantage points, including Devil's Pool, a natural infinity pool that sits right on the edge of the falls.

The falls are also a great destination for adventure-seekers, with a wide range of activities available, such as bungee jumping, abseiling, white-water rafting and kayaking. For those who prefer a more relaxed experience, there are also sunset cruises and helicopter rides available that offer breathtaking views of the falls.

But Victoria Falls is not just about the falls themselves. The area around the falls is also home to a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, and hippos, which can be seen on game drives and walking safaris.

The falls are also surrounded by a vibrant local community, and visitors can learn about the culture and history of the Tonga people, who have lived in the area for centuries. Visitors can also take a trip to the nearby town of Victoria Falls, which offers a range of accommodation, dining, and shopping options.

A visit to Victoria Falls is an unforgettable experience, not just for the falls themselves, but for the entire package of natural beauty, adventure and culture that surrounds it. It is truly a destination that offers something for everyone, making it a must-see for any traveler to Zimbabwe.

The Zimbabwean close to you is your key to enjoying a Paradise in the heart of Southern Africa. 

There are several other large and spectacular waterfalls around the world that can be compared to Victoria Falls. Some examples include:

Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil: Iguazu Falls are located on the border between Argentina and Brazil and are made up of 275 individual falls that stretch for over 2 kilometers (1.2 miles). Like Victoria Falls, Iguazu Falls are also a UNESCO World Heritage site and offer a wide range of viewing platforms and walkways for visitors to explore.

Niagara Falls, USA and Canada: Niagara Falls are located on the border between the United States and Canada and are made up of three separate waterfalls: the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls. The falls are a popular tourist destination and offer a wide range of activities, including boat rides that take visitors right up to the base of the falls.

Angel Falls, Venezuela: Angel Falls is located in the Canaima National Park in Venezuela, and is the world's highest uninterrupted waterfall, with a total height of 979 meters (3,212 feet). The falls are only accessible by air, and visitors can take a scenic flight to the top of the falls or go on a guided tour of the surrounding jungle.

Yosemite Falls, USA: Yosemite Falls is located in Yosemite National Park in California, USA and is the highest waterfall in North America with a total height of 739 meters (2,425 feet) .It is a popular hiking and climbing destination, and also offers great views for visitors who want to see the falls from a distance.

Plitvice falls, Croatia: Plitvice falls are located in Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia and are made up of a series of interconnected waterfalls and lakes that stretch for over 8 kilometers (5 miles). The falls are surrounded by dense forests and offer a variety of hiking trails for visitors to explore.

Each one of these falls has its unique features and is spectacular in its own way, Victoria Falls, known for its massive width, the unique feature of Devil's pool and the surrounding rainforest, while the other falls have different characteristics such as height, accessibility and the surrounding landscapes that make them unique and special, so it's always worth checking them out.

Victoria Falls offers a wide range of activities for visitors to enjoy, here are some of the most popular:

Visit to the falls: A visit to the falls is the most popular activity, and for good reason. The falls are truly spectacular and offer a wide range of viewing platforms and walkways for visitors to explore, including the Knife-Edge Bridge, which offers a unique perspective of the falls.

Devil's Pool: A natural infinity pool that sits right on the edge of the falls, it is one of the most popular attractions, visitors can swim in the pool and get a once-in-a-lifetime view of the falls.

White-water rafting: One of the most thrilling activities at Victoria Falls is white-water rafting on the Zambezi River. The rapids are Grade 5, considered extremely challenging, and suitable only for experienced rafters.

Bungee jumping: For those who want a real adrenaline rush, bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge is a must-try activity. The jump site is 111 meters (364 ft) above the Zambezi River and offers stunning views of the falls.

Abseiling: Abseiling down the Victoria Falls is another exciting activity that gives visitors the opportunity to see the falls from a unique perspective.

Elephant-back safaris: Visitors can also take a guided tour of the falls on the back of an elephant and learn more about the local wildlife.

Helicopter and microlight flights: For those who want a bird's-eye view of the falls, helicopter and microlight flights are available.

River cruises: Visitors can also take a sunset or dinner cruise on the Zambezi River and see the falls from a different angle.

Fishing ceremony at the falls: The local people consider the falls sacred, visitors can take a spiritual journey by joining a traditional ceremony at the falls.

Fishing of the Zambezi: Visitors can also take part in a traditional ceremony performed by a local spiritual leader, who will bless you with the water of the Zambezi.

These are some of the popular activities that are available at Victoria Falls, but there are many more things to see and do, depending on one's interests.

Ask the Zimbabwean how you can go visit and see Victoria Falls. They know, or at least they can help you access it cheaper and easier. There is much more to do in Victoria Falls for all - those that want affordability and those that want luxury.

 

 

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