Victoria Falls. The Mighty Smoke that Thunders.

GreenpopZambia. – Yesterday we headed into town from Livingstone Guest Farm where I’m staying with Greenpop for the week with #TreesofZambia, to explore the surrounds and spend some time at the Mosi-oa-Tunya. Unsurpassed as the main attractions in the area.

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Victoria Falls is in every sense one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World with a width of 1688m and height of 108m, sending more than five hundred million cubic meters of water plummeting over the edge every minute! With sprays reaching up to 400m and higher into the air. Which is visible from miles away.

Yet all that knowledge does not prepare you for the sheer exhilaration of actually being there. Walking along the pathway that hugs the crevice, taking in the full force of the spray, a poncho for some protection, soaked and excited.

Sun rays, white foam, multiple rainbows and the impressive and humbling force of nature. There is nothing to compare this to.  This is the Smoke that Thunders.

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A first view towards the Falls.

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Walkway along the crevice and playing in the water which comes in waves and falls hard as torrential rain. Absolutely the best fun!

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From Eastern Cataract, the mighty Zambezi comes plummeting down.

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Couples on the edge, watching the water’s roll over.

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The Victoria Falls Bridge which forms the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. In the middle the platform for bungee jumps.

This pic below was taken by my Greenpop travel partner, the super-talented Linda of Moving Sushi who really captured my happiness and the incredible reminder of life and living that being here gave me. Then there was a rainbow to wish upon.

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Having visited the Victoria Falls on both the Zimbabwe and Zambia side before, I was amazed by the difference in volume of water at this time of year. Different times of year certainly do provide completely different experiences with peak flood in March and April and the water at its lowest around November and December. Yet whenever you get here, and do. It will impress in every sense!

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