Are you a Nature Lover? Wants to see a natural miracle? You must see the wonder of Victoria Falls. Before going to enjoy the great scene of Victoria Falls, enjoy some history and information about this wonder by reading this article.
How Did It Get Its Name?
It is believed that David Livingstone who was Scottish preacher and traveler was the first European citizen who saw this miracle of nature for the very first time; the date is mentioned in literature as, November 16th, 1855. The explorer wanted to honor Queen Victoria so he named it after her name…… Victoria Falls. Do you know it as Mosi-oa-Tunya? You are right it is also well-known name and official name of this waterfall in Zambia. It means he smoke that thunders, it is due to its appearance. Zimbabweans know this Water Fall as Victoria Falls. Tourists love the both names.
This miracle of nature is located between two countries of South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. This waterfall beautifies two national parks situated in the two countries. Can you guess the names of these parks? Hint: name is after the relevant name of waterfall in two countries:-) I hope you guessed.
What Is its Size?
It is really a Miracle of nature as it forms the widest sheath of falling water. Width: 5,605ftHeight: 109m or 355ftIt sprays a huge amount of water with great sound when water falls you will realize why Zambians know it as Mosi-oa-Tunya, really it feels that water is being sprayed with great energy. This spray spouts about thousand feet into the sky and you can see them from about 30 to 40 miles away. Rainbow lovers have good news that, you can see a remarkable rainbow all the time. No need to wait for the rainbow colors are waiting for you to be seen.
What is the Best Time to Visit?
The best time to visit the Victoria Fall is when you get Money…. HAHAHA just joking! I advise you to visit the waterfall in damp months, March to May. In these months Waterfall becomes magical and you can’t hold yourself falling in love with nature’s beauty.
Which is the Best place? Zambia or Zimbabwe
No doubt, Victoria Falls remains the wonder of Nature from wherever it is seen. Here I tell you about both sides Zimbabwe It is well-constricted country. It has many furnished hotels and pavement along the water fall. You can walk and enjoy the water fall. Because it is well constructed, you can enjoy the scene by yourself. You don’t need to take any travel guide and enjoy your visit.
The political situation is not too good; many tourists are avoiding Zimbabwe for this reason. You can enjoy wild life as baboons and warthogs during your walk along the Park. Zambia is the best for those who love nature uninterrupted. The political situation is good. A furious wild life is experienced at this side as white rhinos, elephant safaris and a nice walk with real lions. So which is the best? I would like to advise you to visit the water fall from both sides as both have different experiences.