Pre-colonial History

History of the Victoria Falls

Posted on Tue October 31, 2017.

The Victoria Falls is a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur straddling the Zambezi River which forms the international border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The columns of spray can be seen from miles away. At the height of the rainy season more than five hundred million cubic metres of water per minute plummet over the 1700 metre edge, into a gorge more than one hundred metres below. The sight of the falls is so breathtaking that Dr David Livingstone commented, ‘Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight."

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