Victoria Falls: Discover One of Africa’s Most Famous Natural Wonders
Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya, “the Smoke that Thunders”) is the largest sheet of falling water on the planet. Located on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, it has been described by CNN as one of the „Seven Natural Wonders of the World“. Columns of spray can be seen from miles away as more than 500 million cubic meters of water per minute fall over the edge.
This alone makes the Victoria Falls worth visiting, but watching this thundering waterfall is merely one of the many highlights of your trip. CM Travels takes you to some of the most beautiful places Southern Africa has to offer. We stay at the exclusive islands of Siankaba for 2 nights and then head for Shumba Camp. The smart and quite luxurious camp that was almost completely rebuilt in 2007 by its owners boasts outstanding game sightings and delicious food. The next stop on our tour is Puku Ridge, a small camp set on a hillside with spectacular views. The sense of untouched wilderness and the camp’s intimate ambiance are a powerful antidote to the distractions of our post-industrial era. We end our wonderful tour through Southern Africa with a 4 night stay at Kaya Mawa on the banks of Lake Malawi. Click here to learn more about your travel options.
Victoria Falls: A Paradise for Photographers
Victoria Falls is not only one of the most impressive places in Southern Africa, but also a photographer’s paradise. Every which way you look your eyes feast on the breathtaking scenery. One special vantage point of the Victoria Falls is located at the „knife-edge“ Bridge, where visitors can have a stunning view of the Main Falls and the eastern cataract as well as the famous Boiling Pot, where the river turns and heads down the Batoka Gorge. Other vantage points include the Lookout Tree and the Falls Bridge, both of which offer panoramic views across the Main Falls. Another famous feature is the naturally formed “Armchair” (also known as “Devil’s Pool”) near the edge of the Victoria Falls on Livingstone Island on the Zambian side. Between September and December, a rock barrier forms a swirl with minimal current, allowing venturous swimmers to splash around a few feet from the cascading water.