View Full Version : Tuesday Trivia: Victoria Falls

Star lover
October 9th, 2018, 06:56 AM
More than a mile wide and twice as high as Niagara Falls, with hundreds of millions of cubic meters of water cascading over its surface, Victoria Falls — on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe — is one of the world's great waterfalls. Nineteenth-century Scottish missionary/explorer David Livingstone named the falls in 1855 for Queen Victoria, but of course, local people had their own name for the natural wonder. They called it Mosi-oa-Tunya, "the smoke that thunders."


The Falls are 1,708 metres (5693 feet) wide and 108 metres high (354 feet).
While known as the world’s largest waterfall Victoria Falls is neither the highest (Angel Falls) nor the widest (Khone Falls). However, it is the largest curtain of falling water on the planet, one and a half times wider than Niagra Falls and twice as high.

155471 Angel Falls in Venezuela.

155472 Khone Falls in Cambodia

During sunset on a full moon, Victoria Falls forms a strange, breathtaking sight as the moonlight bounces off its spray to bring forth a moonbow; a nighttime rainbow. This* wonder is one of Africa’s best kept secrets.


October 9th, 2018, 08:43 PM
Beautiful. I haven't been to Niagra falls yet and since crowds are not my thing might not get there. It looks stunning.