In May 2001 I visited Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe/Zambia during my second trip to Southern Africa. It was an add-on to my trip to Madagascar.
The falls are spectacular to say the least. It was absolutely incredible! Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Zambezi River falls over a cliff that is about 1 km (0.6 miles) wide into a gorge that is about 100 m (330 ft) deep, but on the narrowest part only about 60 m (200 ft) wide. You stand on the opposite side of the falls, only 60 m (200 ft) away from a huge wall of water falling down into the gorge. During the rainy season, the noise is deafening, and you are enveloped by the spray. It is a unique experience.
To get a better view of the falls, I took a helicopter ride over the falls from the Zambia side of the falls. It was a spectacular ride.
A boat ride up and down the Zambezi above the falls was a nice excursion to see some wildlife along the river.
A ride on an elephant into the bush on the Zimbabwe side was a relaxing experience, even though we didn't see many animals, it is too close to civilization.
In Victoria Falls I saw a traditional dance performance which was very interesting.
Victoria Falls is quite separate from the rest of Zimbabwe. All the problems of Zimbabwe are kept away from Victoria Falls, since this is a major tourist attraction. It was very safe to visit Victoria Falls.
Here are the links to the pages with pictures from Victoria Falls:
All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.
The total number of pictures online on my website from Zimbabwe/Zambia is 40
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