The Victoria Falls topples over a sheer 100 metre (330 feet) drop. It forms a mile-wide (1,609 metre) curtain of water that is as spectacular as its reputation and more! It can be viewed from numerous viewpoints.
It is the widest curtain of falling water in the world, and during the months of February to April (after the rainy season), the volume of water cascades at over 500 000 cubic metres per second into the gorge below. This results into a spray that can be seen from more than 30km (20 miles) away and from there it derives its local African name – Mosi-Oa-Tunya – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. The Victoria Falls are fed by the steadily flowing Zambezi River that originates in the mountain regions between Angola and Zambia. This river reaches the Indian Ocean in Mozambique. The Zambezi River is 1,687 miles long (2,700 km) and is Africa’s fourth largest river.