Living and working in such close proximity to one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, often we forget the true value, and spectacle that is the Victoria Falls.
In line with Throw Back Thursday, we have compiled some of the most beautiful pictures of this awe-inspiring natural world wonder. Known as “Mosi-oa-Tunya”, or the Smoke That Thunders, the Victoria Falls have been carefully preserved, and inspire visitors to the region today as much as they have ever done.
Declared a World Heritage Site in 1989, the Falls are 1708 metres wide, and are, as such, the largest curtain of falling water in the world. Over 550 000m³ of water plummet over their edge every minute, and the spray can be seen from more than 20km away (notably, from each and every room at Ilala Lodge).
Due to the fact that the Zambezi River’s annual flood season is from February – May, the Falls are spectacular to behold during September. The islets on the crest of the Falls are broader and more numerous, and the bottom of the First Gorge can be seen in all its glory.
What are you waiting for? Make your way to Victoria Falls, and Ilala Lodge, to witness the natural feature of a lifetime.
Tee La Rosa