Victoria Falls is most spectacular waterfalls in the world and also forms the border between the town of Victoria falls in Zimbabwe, and the town of Livingstone in Zambia. The falls got their name when David Livingstone named it after Queen Victoria, after he discovered it 1855. Victoria Falls is located on the Zambezi River, the fourth largest river in Africa, and is over 1km wide, and 100m tall. It is considered to be one of the biggest waterfalls in the world.
The rumbling sound of Victoria Falls can be heard from up to 40 kilometers away, and the spray and mist from the falling water has been known to rise to a height of over 400 meters, as well as be seen from a distance of 50 kilometers. The local tribal name of Victoria falls is “Mosi-o-Tunya” which means “The smoke that thunders”.
You can access the falls from both Zambia and Zimbabwe, and each side has beautiful views of the falls. It is possible to view the falls from Zambia, then walk across the border to access the Zimbabwe side of the falls.