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Victoria Falls, Livingstone

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Victoria Falls (Lozi: Mosi-oa-Tunya, "The Smoke That Thunders"; Tonga: Shungu Namutitima, "Boiling Water") is a waterfall on the Zambezi River in southern Africa, which provides habitat for several unique species of plants and animals. It is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and is one of the world's largest waterfalls, with a width of 1,708 m (5,604 ft).

Archeological sites and oral history describe a long record of African knowledge of the site. Though known to some European geographers before the 19th century, Scottish missionary David Livingstone identified the falls in 1855, providing the English colonial name of Victoria Falls after Queen Victoria. Since the mid 20th century, the site has been an increasingly important source of tourism. Zambia and Zimbabwe both have national parks and tourism infrastructure at the site. Research in the late 2010s found that climate change caused precipitation variability is likely to change the character of the fall.

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  • This is a world heritage site and one of the greatest waterfalls in the world. Late winter/early spring (before the rains) lets you see the many routes the river takes over the edge. You should do... 
    This is a world heritage site and one of the greatest waterfalls in the world. Late winter/early spring (before the rains) lets you see the many routes the river takes over the edge. You should do...  more »
  • The main entrance to Victoria Falls in Zambia is not as attractive as the Zimbabwean side which is more tourist designed with a plush fancy cafeteria at the entrance. Entrance to Zambian side of... 
    The main entrance to Victoria Falls in Zambia is not as attractive as the Zimbabwean side which is more tourist designed with a plush fancy cafeteria at the entrance. Entrance to Zambian side of...  more »

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