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Victoria Falls, Zambia - Zimbabwe

From series “Greatest Waterfalls on Earth”
Height: 120 m. Width: 1800 m.

At the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia finds its place one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world - Victoria Falls. It is located on the Zambezi River and has a width of about 1 800 meters, the maximum height of the waterfall is 120 meters. David Livingstone, the Scottish explorer, is believed to have been the first European to view this unique natural attraction in 1855. It was he who named his discovery in honour of Queen Victoria.

Victoria Falls, Zambia - Zimbabwe It is important to note that the waterfall has a lot of unique features which distinguish it among others. Victoria Falls is the only waterfall on the planet with a width of more than a kilometre and a height of more than one hundred metres. Local residents found the fall much earlier and gave him a resounding name "the Smoke that Thunders" that fully reflects another important feature of the waterfall. The water falls from the rocks with such a force that forms a thick fog. One can see it at a distance of 20 km in fair weather.

The first bridge across the Zambezi River was built in 1905 and was located in the vicinity of the waterfall. It is believed that after the opening of the bridge this amazing natural attraction began to allure tourists. It is noteworthy that the locals have found practical application to mighty waterfall. Several hydroelectric power stations have been built on the shores of the Zambezi River. So the major cities of both countries are being supplied with electricity nowadays. After admiring the spectacular scenery tourists can visit the Museum of Victoria Falls and learn many interesting things about this beautiful creation of nature. Next - Cascata do Caracol

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Victoria Falls - interactive map

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Fuel station: 'Total Petrol Station' in 1.57 km
Supermarket: 'Jay's Spar Supermarket' in 2.06 km
Parking: 'Parking' in 0.23 km
Apotheek: 'Health and Grow pharmacy' in 7 km
Police station: 'Wardens Office' in 5.78 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'The Boma' in 0.09 km
Railway station: 'Victoria Falls Railway Station' in 1.9 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Katima Mulilo Airport MPA - in 180 km

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