Saturday, December 6, 2014

Victoria Falls

 Image from Zambezi Sun Hotel

The most famous cataract in Africa, Victoria Falls is located on the Zambezi River, the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Spray from the 100 metre high waterfall is visible for fifty kilometers. The bridge provides a stunning view: a series of gorges on the river, a huge basalt cliff opposite the falls, and the Boiling Pot can all be seen from there.

Built in England, then transported by sea and rail via Mozambique, this remarkable structure was opened in 1905 by the son of Charles Darwin. It is considered by the American Society of Civil Engineers to be a landmark in civil engineering.

In this video, a guide brings a group of young women to swim at the top of the waterfall. He does a back flip into the pool and the group sits on the very brim, in the 'devil's armchair,' just above the drop. Recently, two men made history by crossing the falls on a high wire.

Some like to bungee jump at this famous place. Here's a view of the falls from a helicopter.

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