Known as one of the prettiest in the world, Victoria Falls is a treasure trove of Africa is located in Zambia and Zimbabwe. Because of this beautiful waterfall, even UNESCO has been put on the list of World Heritage Sites. In addition to beautiful and listed as a world heritage, turned out to Victoria Falls also has many other sides are very unique to be examined. What are the other sides? Let’s uncover the uniqueness of the following:
The widest waterfall in the World
Perhaps Victoria Falls is not the highest in the world. Compared to the Angel Falls in Venezuela (967 meters), this waterfall ‘only’ has a height of 100 meters. But if you measured widen, it stands to reason that Victoria Falls is the champion. Derived from the majestic Zambezi River, Victoria Falls was recorded as the only waterfall that has a width of one kilometer. With a width in such a way, no one else could this legendary waterfall able to shed 540 million cubic feet of water in one minute. Wow!
‘The smoke that Blaring’
The name Victoria at the waterfall is actually a form of homage to the British Queen, Victoria. Named as such because of the waterfall is ‘first’ discovered by a doctor and a British missionary named David Livingstone. But, long before David Livingstone discovered it in 1855, the locals had dubbed this waterfall as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’. In Kololo language, ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ can mean ‘Smoke Blaring’. It is said that none of those who dared to approach because of the sound of the thunder of the waterfall can be heard from a distance of 40 kilometers, while the mist is created can be seen from a distance of 50 kilometers.
The Rainbow Month
Lots of natural beauty offered by Victoria Falls. Nearby the waterfall, you can enjoy the expanse of heaven that is laid out by mahogany, fig and palm. While on the cliffs, you can watch the eagles and black eagles attractions. But the main treat most indulgent eye in Victoria Falls is a rainbow. In contrast to the rainbow in general, the color that appears in Victoria Falls instead created by the light reflected from the surface of the moon. So, instead of seeing a rainbow during the day, you will only find at night. It is appropriate when you invite your sweetheart to this place.
Although it looked like a gambling hall with death, Devil’s Pool in fact not be as it seems. Just down the cliff there is an underwater wall that safely protect. Because of that, the tourists can be fun to swim and take pictures in this pool. Only needs to be observed that the devil’s pool is located on the side of the waterfalls that are in Zambia, not Zimbabwe. Moreover, for security reasons, Devil’s Pool is only allowed to enter in August to September. In other months, the pool is indeed very dangerous, because the water current was very swift.
With the beauty and uniqueness that has been exposed at the top, there is no harm if you include the Victoria Falls on the list of attractions that you should visit.