Thursday, July 11, 2013

Day 11 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Monday June 3, 2013

On the morning of day eleven we said goodbye to the relaxing houseboat life.

and started on our way back to Victoria Falls passing some interesting sights including an Bobab tree, an anthill, and a familiar fast food icon.

We stayed in the Zambezi Sun hotel  on the Zambian side of the falls again but early in the day we crossed the border by taking a short walk down the road and over the bridge to the Zimbabwe side of the falls.  It was magnificent. The Victoria Falls are just over 1 mile wide (1.7 km) and 355 feet (108 m) high. During the wet season over 500 million liters (19 million cubic feet) of water plummets over the edge into the Zambezi River. This incredible amount of water generates a huge amount of spray which shoots 1000 feet into the sky and can be seen 30 miles away, hence the name Mosi-oa-Tunya (Smoke that thunders).

We even got a chance to watch the bungee jumpers but we were a bit too wise to partake ourselves.

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