Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls or Musi Aoa Tonya Falls is located in the Zambezi River, on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, in south-central Africa. Display 1.7 km (or the equivalent of inclination), and a height of 128 m (420 ft).


Visited waterfalls for the first time Scottish explorer David Livingstone in November 1855, was the name called the ratio of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, although the waterfalls formerly known among locals as the Musi Aoa Tonya which means "the smoke that is called thunder."

   the size:
Victoria waterfalls are considered one of the biggest waterfalls in the world. Compared with Niagara Falls in North America, the width and depth of Victoria Falls twice the width and depth of Niagara. [2] where a width of more than one thousand seven hundred meters and a maximum height of one hundred and eight meters. The falling water amount per year of more than nine hundred and thirty-four cubic meters / sec.
And waterfalls descend from top to bottom out fuses, and thick fog water the resulting rolling across the region throughout the year. The locals call it "the detonator fog."

The entire volume of the Zambezi River pours through the First Gorge's 110-meter-wide (360 ft) exit for a distance of about 150 meters (500 ft), then enters a zigzagging series of gorges designated by the order in which the river reaches them. Water entering the Second Gorge makes a sharp right turn and has carved out a deep pool there called the Boiling Pot. Reached via a steep footpath from the Zambian side, it is about 150 metres (500 ft) across. Its surface is smooth at low water, but at high water is marked by enormous, slow swirls and heavy boiling turbulence. Objects—and humans—that are swept over the falls, including the occasional hippopotamus or crocodile, are frequently found swirling about here or washed up at the north-east end of the Second Gorge. This is where the bodies of Mrs Moss and Mr Orchard, mutilated by crocodiles, were found in 1910 after two canoes were capsized by a hippo at Long Island above the falls.

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