The Victoria Falls are located on the Zambezi river, in the Zambia-Zimbabwe border. Above them is the Victoria Falls Bridge, a beautiful steel arch built in 1905. They measure about 1,700 meters wide and 108 meters high and are an extraordinary sight to behold thanks to the narrow abyss into which the water falls. It is part of two National Parks, the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia and the Victoria Falls National Park in Zimbabwe. In addition, they have been declared a World Heritage Site and cover an area of almost 9,000 hectares.
The Falls are formed by a steep drop from a vertical between 60 and 120 meters high. The depth of the chasm, called First throat, it is between 80 and 108 meters depending on whether it is in the central or western part. The only way out of that chasm is a 110-meter-wide space through which all the volume of the river falls into the gorges of the waterfall, showing a true spectacle worth seeing.
Between September and December and thanks to the low water levels, you can swim safely as the impressive natural pool forms at the edge of the falls, which can be accessed through the Livingston Island, which is called Devil’s Pool, the Devil's Pool. It is also a wonderful attraction although it must be enjoyed with caution since if you do it out of season you can be dragged by the waterfall. The floods of the river are so fast that in just a couple of minutes the flow can go up to a meter.
Victoria Falls - A splash of Africa's beauty | Rhino Africa (March 2021)
- Victoria Falls, Zambia, Zimbabwe