Victoria Falls locally known as (Mosi-oa-Tunya, “The Smoke that Thunders”) is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Victoria Falls is classified as the largest, based on its combined width of 1,708 metres (5,604 ft) and height of 108 metres (354 ft), resulting in the world’s largest sheet of falling water. Victoria Falls is as twice as the height of North America’s Niagara Falls and well over twice the width of its Horseshoe Falls. In height and width, Victoria Falls is rivalled only by Argentina and Brazil’s Iguazu Falls.
The best place to view the falls face on in on the Zimbabwean side of the falls, you will also find the Victoria Falls Rainforest. It is home to unique plants and animal life and is the only place on earth where it rains all day and all night as a result of the water vapour rising from the falls.
During the drier months of September to December, the level of the Zambezi River drops considerably allowing daredevils to swim to the very edge of the Victoria Falls in a naturally formed pool overlooking the edge. The pool is made by a rock wall that halts the current just enough for a swim.