Victoria Falls is one of the world's best tourist attraction destinations. Being the world's greatest known curtain of falling water, releasing hissing and roaring 546 million cubic meters of falling water per minute, offering an awe - inspiring beautiful mist - covered forest, providing the best white water rafting and comfortable lodging facilities, Victoria Falls is a must -visit tourist attraction. In fact it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World!
Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is found in the southern part of Livingstone town. It is 11 kilometers along Musi - o - Tunya road. Near Zambia - Zimbabwe road is a right turn that opens into Victoria Falls' parking area. Part of Victoria falls is in Zambia and the other part is in Zimbabwe. The bigger portion is in Zambia.
The splendor width of Victoria Falls is 1 708 meters long. Zambezi River, which supplies water to Victoria Falls, gushes 546 million cubic meters of roaring water into an awesome abyss 90 - 107 meters deep. As mist like water vapour forcefully rises 1000 ft from this incredible fall, sunlight ignites a splendid rainbow from it. The magnificent vapour and colourful rainbow trigger a feeling of joy in the tourists. From afar the mist looks like smoke bellowing out from a locomotive. This mist can be seen 30 km away.
Within the Falls area is a beautiful forest. This forest comprises trees in their varieties and sizes. The forest is mist covered, making it spectacular and ideal for unforgettable relaxation. Victoria Falls area is the only one all over the world that experiences rainfall 24 hours per day. In this area it rains every day!
If one wants to view the main part of the Falls, the famous Knife Edge Bridge will avail one that chance. Still on the same Knife Edge Bridge, one can view the remarkable splendor of the eastern cataracts.
There is another attractive area known as the boiling pot. The boiling pot is where the Zambezi River turns to Batoka gorge. The vigorous turning of water is another spectacular activity. Walking up the steps from the boiling pot is quite strenuous and breathe - taking.
Victoria Falls, named by the first missionary to see it, David Livingstone, has its peak flood season in March to April. Livingstone named it after Queen Victoria. If one wants the best view of the Falls, it is better to take an aerial one. Flight services are available to tourists for this purpose.
Zambezi River does not only gush roaring 546 million cubic meters of water into 90 - 107 meters deep abyss, but also provides a myriad of refreshing activities. Among them is canoe safari. Traveling by canoe avails one chance to see wild animals and water birds as they enjoy roaming the swampy areas, fascinated by the fragrance of the water lilies.
Along side canoe safari are river cruises. If one wants to take an early cruise, he could be served breakfast on board while enjoying watching beautifully coloured birds taking their natural breakfast too. Wild animals are also available along the Zambezi River. In the late afternoon tourists enjoy watching beautiful sun set.
Other activities creating stories to take home with are the breath - taking - adrenaline - producing activities. One of these is bungee jumping. Victoria Falls provides one of the best bungee jumping facilities in the world. With a rope tied to ones' waste he is pushed from a bridge and dreadfully swings to and fro. This is an experience one could hardly forget.
Victoria Falls' 546 million cubic meters water per minute water fall and 1 708 meters width makes it the greatest known curtain of falling water in the world. It is, therefore, a must - visit tourist destination. The beautiful sunset, the 24 hours rainfall throughout the year and breath-taking bungee jumping make the Falls more attractive. On the other hand the splendor of its lodging facilities avails unforgettable sceneries. Its cruises and best white water rafting make it one of the best tourist destinations in the world.