Victoria Falls was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. The waterfall is on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia & Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world.
Different times of the year will provide completely different experiences of the falls region. Peak flood season is around March and April when the full power of the falls can be experienced in all its glory. Due to the masses of spray rising from the fallen water, the full width of the falls cannot be seen on foot. The aerial view at this time is spectacular, with clouds of spray rising high into the sky. As the floods abate the view of the falls gets better and better through the year, but at its lowest, around November and December the Falls become little rivulets running over the edge and in some places along the 1,7km width, no water falls at all. The delight of visiting the falls in this season is the view of the impressive cliffs that form the fall’s wall, and the magnitude of the abyss can be fully appreciated.
Known As: The Smoke that Thunders
Named After: British Queen
Flow Rate: 1088 m3/s on average