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VICTORIA FALLS

Victoria Falls is maybe the most renowned waterfall in existence. Situated on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, its indigenous name 'Most-oa-Tunya', which signifies 'the Smoke that Thunders' gives an indication as to the power of the Falls. Fed from the Zambezi River, the Falls are considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, and have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1989.

Victoria Falls has a special structure that produces the largest single sheet of flowing water in the world. But that being said, it's neither the tallest (Angel Falls, Venezuela) nor the widest waterfall on the planet.

Most-oa-Tunya – "the Smoke that Thunders" – refers to the sound of the falls and the substantial mist that is produced by the falling water. This indigenous name is still broadly being used today. A nearby national park in Zambia is called Most-oa-Tunya, and the World Heritage List also officially recognizes the name.

 

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is unreasonably underestimated as a travel destination. This warm country has a remarkable natural landscape with an abundance of waterfalls, for example, the world-renowned Victoria Falls. In addition to the beautiful natural environment and wildlife, you can also visit mediaeval ruined cities for a cultural education.

Extensive savanna with grass up to 2m high, together with mopane forests and baobab and sausage trees make up a significant part of Zimbabwe's landscape. In higher altitudes mountain forests and huge grass fields are common while in south western districts the remaining teak forests can be found. The country’s national flower is the tiger lily.

Zimbabwe has set up a few national parks to give wild animals a retreat in the form of a protected and undisturbed habitat. Zimbabwe is home to the big five but you can also find hippo and cheetah together with a lot of reptiles like chameleon, Nile crocodiles and snakes.

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