The Vic Falls are situated on the western tip of Zimbabwe. “The Falls”, known by the local Kololo tribe as Mosi oa Tunya – ‘The Smoke that thunders’, is one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’ and one of the largest and most spectacular waterfalls on earth. Columns of spray can be seen from miles away, over a width of nearly two kilometres into a deep gorge over 100 meters below. The wide basalt cliff, over which the falls thunder, transforms the Zambezi from a wide placid river to a ferocious torrent cutting through a series of dramatic gorges. This is the largest body of falling water on Earth.
I first visited the area as a youngster on a family safari when I remember my younger brother first sampling Mopane Worms at the age of 5.
David Livingstone is believed to be the first European to lay eyes upon the falls in 1885.