Created 25-Oct-13
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Victoria Falls also known as "Mosi oa-Tunya" ("the smoke that thunders") is positioned almost exactly half way along the mighty Zambezi River's 2700 km journey from its source to the sea.Here the river plunges headlong into a 100m vertical chasm spanning the full 2 km width of the river.Creating the biggest curtain of falling water in the world and also one of the seven natural wonders of the world.In 1855, Scottish explorer David Livingstone came across this magnificent waterfall while attempting to find a route to the East Coast of the African continent. Travelling south east from Luanda to Sesheke, he encountered the waterfall and named it the Victoria Falls after the British Monarch, Queen Victoria.The World Heritage citation states" These are among the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The Zambezi river, which is more than 2 km wide at this point, plunges noisily down a series of basalt gorges and raises an iridescent mist that can be seen more than 20 km away."
The Railway stationColonial Railway station-still in use3:00 Pm High Tea- Sandwiches, Scones and CakesHigh Tea- Overlooking the Zambesi in a storied hotel

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