Friday, April 15, 2011

Victoria Falls

If there was ever a question of why Victoria Falls was included in the list of The Seven Natural Wonders of the World …
The Wonders
 … what follows should indeed provide the answer.

Viewing the Falls from the air was surreal. While it was nature at its most fantastic it seemed dreamlike.
Six Passenger Helio
According to its indigenous name, Victoria Falls is known as “the smoke that thunders,” and although it is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is the largest due to its volume of water. Victoria Falls are composed of six gorges and two islands at the top that disperse the water over 5,600 feet. When David Livingstone first saw the falls in 1855, he described it as “a sight so wonderful that Angels must have gazed down on it in flight.” Zambezi Helicopter Company’s aptly named Flight of Angels takes you in circuits over the falls and through Zambezi National Park.

First catching the panorama of the Zambezi River above the Falls
 Mosi-o-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders)
Followed by :
Wow I

Wow II


Back on the Ground

The evening included a Zambezi River cruise:

Zambezi River above the Falls

The next morning we explored the Falls on foot:

Wow IV

Wow V

Wet Thumbs-Up

Wow VI


Double Wow VIII and IX

Holy Cow Wow
Now it was time to leave and dry out not only our clothes but also our bodies and souls:

Road Back to ...

 … just extraordinary.

from Victoria Falls

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