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The Smoke That Thunders

By Ilala Lodge on September 10, 2015

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.

Victoria Falls Zimbabwe


Image Credit - John Karwoski 2




Victoria Falls Rainbow


Vic Falls


Image Credit - John Karwoski 3


Sunset Victoria Falls


Image Credit - Alessandro


Victoria Falls Sunset


Image Credit - Tee La Rosa 4


Victoria Falls Pictures


Image Credit - Ross Huggett


Vic Falls Activities


Image Credit - Benjamin Hollis


Image Credit - Tee La Rosa 3


Image Credit - Tee La Rosa 2

Image Credits
Ilala Lodge
John Karwoski
Tee La Rosa
Ross Huggett
Benjamin Hollis

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