The Victoria Falls is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world. It is claimed to be the largest. The claim is based on the width of 1,708 meters and height of 108 meters. Forming the largest sheet of falling water in the world. The fall’s maximum flow rate compares well with that of other major waterfalls.
The first European to view the falls was the Scottish missionary and explorer, David Livingstone on 16 December 18855. Livingstone name his discovery in honour of Queen Victoria, but the indigenous name, Mosi-oa-Tunya – literally “the smoke that thunders” – is also well know.
See why it is considered among one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Bungee jump or gorge swing off the Victoria Falls Bridge that links Zambia and Zimbabwe and have a different view of the Victoria Falls at the same time. This bridge is constructed to carry railway, road, and foot traffic. For an adrenaline-filled activity closer to the Zambezi River, choose a half day or full day white water rafting adventure.