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The Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
In 1985 and 1987, we made a trip to Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe, we visited the Victoria Falls at river Zambezi. The Zambezi is the biggest river in southern Africa and the Victoria Falls are among the greatest falls on earth. Since 1989, the Victoria Falls are one of the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. Over a width of more than 1,700m, the water falls down for about 110m. That is about double the width and double the depth of the Niagara Falls. During the rainy season more than 10,000m³ of water per second go down.The first European to see the falls was Sir David Livingstone. He named the falls “Victoria Falls” after his queen Victoria. The people living here called the falls “Mosi oa Tunya” ("The Smoke That Thunders"), after the mist which can be seen from far.We had a sightseeing flight over river Zambezi and the Victoria Falls. This allowed us a breath-taking view into the Zambezi gorges.