by Sarah Moris
Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Spanning Zimbabwe and Zambia the falls is a destination for many travellers. For those wishing to visit this beautiful site a guided walking tour offers unsurpassed opportunities to enjoy the landscape.
Facts about the falls:
Aside from its breathtaking beauty the Victoria Falls are also considered to be the largest waterfall in the world. This is the largest sheet of falling water. The water that flows through the falls is from the Zambezi River. Victoria Falls is made up of five different waterfalls including the Devil's Cataract, the Main Falls, the Horseshoe Falls, the Rainbow Falls and the Eastern Cataract. When the peak floods occur in April over 625 million litres of water go over the edges each minute. The indigenous name Mosi or Tunya means "the smoke that thunders". The spray from the falls can be seen from many different directions. The Victoria Falls also has wet and dry seasons. June through to January. The rainy season is February through to May. There may be large amounts of rain and mist during the wet season that potential travellers might want to consider when making plans.
From the pages of the history books :
People walking in the footsteps of famous historical figures. Dr David Livingstone in 1855 was transported by indigenous Makalolo tribe members to the edge of the fall during the course of his explorations. Queen Victoria, Dr Livingstone was awed by the beauty of the area and gave it the name of his reigning monarch. A statue of Dr Livingstone overlooks the Devil's Cataract recognizing his commitment to the area.
A guided walking holiday is an excellent way to share new encounters with a whole new circle of acquaintances. Most organized walks have small groups participating allowing for a more personalized experience. Who is local to the area. They are able to share their experience and knowledge of the community with their groups. The Victoria Falls Bridge links the two countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe and also provides a magnificent lookout for walking expeditions. The surrounding areas of the fall offer many unique experiences and places to explore. The falls are also known as the World Heritage Site.
A walking expedition allows the sights and sounds of this majestic landscape to be truly absorbed. There is the opportunity to visit local communities and become immersed in the culture. A guided tour also brings people from many backgrounds together. They bring different outlooks to a shared experience. Visiting somewhere as meaningful as the Victorian Falls becomes even more significant.
Author Bio: Sarah is an experienced travel writer. Sarah has covered several areas around the world.