Victoria Falls -Iguacu Falls

Iguacu Falls
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The Victoria Falls is located along the Zambezi River between Zimbabwe and Zambia. It is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world but it has a width of 1,708 meters and is 108 meters high and forms the largest sheet of falling water in the world making it one of the seven wonders of the world. While David Livingstone named it Victoria Falls after his then reigning queen, it was known long before that and is still known, as Mosi-oa-Tonya, ‘The smoke that thunders’, the World Heritage list recognizes both names.

 

The Victoria Falls are accessible from an Ichobezi luxury houseboat, which are part of the Ichingo Chobe River lodges found on the Chobe River, in the Chobe National Parkin Botswana. From the safari river houseboat, the guests can arrange to take the road transfer to the Victoria Falls Park from either the Zimbabwean or Zambian side. Here an experienced tour operator will guide the guests to the magnificent landmark and explain some of the history and mysticism associated with it along the way. The outing offers many photographic opportunities for those on a photographic safari as guest’s first walk through towering rainforests, then view the falls before tucking into a prepared lunch.

 

Afterwards guests are lead to a local craft market where they can browse for souvenirs and genuine African curios. For those seeking more adrenalin than the family lodge can offer, there is also an option of bungee jumping off one of the world’s highest bungee jumps.

 

Those visiting the area on a fishing Africa expedition might be interested to know that the Zambezi River is home to 39 species of fish below the falls and 89 species of fish above it, illustrating the Victoria Falls’ effectiveness as a dividing barrier between the upper and lower Zambezi River. Most of the fish found here is either black cod or slippery trout.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suzanne


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