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Victoria Falls,

waterfall, c.1 mi (1.6 km) wide with a maximum drop of 420 ft (128 m), in the ZambeziZambezi
, river, c.1,700 mi (2,740 km) long, rising in NW Zambia, S central Africa, and flowing in an S-shaped course generally E through E Angola, along the Zambia-Zimbabwe border, and through central Mozambique to the Mozambique Channel of the Indian Ocean, near Chinde.
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 River, S central Africa, on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border. The falls are formed as the Zambezi plummets into a narrow chasm (c.400 ft/120 m wide) carved by its waters along a fracture zone in the earth's crust. Numerous islets at the crest of the falls divide the water to form a series of falls. The thick mist and loud roar produced there are perceptible from a distance of about 25 mi (40 km). The Boiling Pot, the beginning of a winding gorge (c.50 mi/80 km long) through which the river flows below the falls, is spanned by a 650 ft (198 m) long bridge that is 310 ft (94 m) above the river. The gorge is now partially submerged as a result of the construction of the Kariba DamKariba Dam
, hydroelectric project, in Kariba Gorge of the Zambezi River, on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border, S central Africa; built 1955–59. One of the world's largest dams, it is 420 ft (128 m) high and 1,900 ft (579 m) long.
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. David LivingstoneLivingstone, David
, 1813–73, Scottish missionary and explorer in Africa, the first European to cross the African continent. From 1841 to 1852, while a medical missionary for the London Missionary Society in what is now Botswana, he crossed the Kalahari desert and reached
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, the British explorer, visited the falls in 1855 and named them for Queen Victoria. The falls are part of two national parks and draw many tourists to the area.

Victoria Falls


one of the largest waterfalls in the world. Located on the Zambezi River in southern Africa, it is 1,800 m in width. The water plunges down over the lip from a height of 120 m into a narrow (130 m) and deep (140 m) gorge of basalt rocks, forming gigantic columns of water spray. The natives call this waterfall Mosi-oa-tunya, “the smoke which thunders,” or Seongo, “the rainbow.” During the course of the year the water discharge varies greatly; on an average it amounts to about 1,400 cu m per sec. These falls were discovered in 1855 by the British explorer D. Livingstone and were named after the British queen.

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WHEN Scots missionary David Livingstone first saw the magnificent Victoria Falls, he is said to have uttered the words: "Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.
Price includes: flight from Heathrow to Johannesburg and returning from Cape Town, return airport to hotel transfers, eight nights at excellent quality hand-picked three and four star hotels, daily breakfast and five meals included, flights between South Africa and Zambia, walking tour of Victoria Falls, Sunset Zambezi River Cruise, game drive and boat safari in Chobe, full-day guided tours of Cape Point and the Winelands, single supplement pounds 259, services of a tour manager.
An aircraft operated by Air Zimbabwe made an emergency landing at Victoria Falls on Wednesday (28 June).
NA April 05) please let me inform you that the Tokaleya people, who are indigenous to the area surrounding Victoria Falls, did not call the falls Mosi-oa-Tunya before the arrival of Dr Livingstone to that area.
Nowhere is this more obvious than in Zambia and Zimbabwe--two nations on opposite sides of one of the 'Seven Wonders of the World', the majestic Victoria Falls.

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