Victoria falls national park is found in the north western Zimbabwe protects the south and the eastern banks of Zambezi River in the Victoria falls. It extends along the Zambezi river from the larger Zambezi National Park about 6 kilometers above the falls to about 12 kilometers below the falls. Visitors have the chance to view the elephant, cape buffalo, southern white Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus, giraffes, eland, and a variety of other antelope herds during the drive sin the river =, and a nearby crocodile Ranch offers a safer view of these dangerous animals.
Accommodation for the visitors are provided in Campsites in the Zambezi National Park and in the numerous resorts and hotels in and around the town of Victoria Falls which forms part of the western boundary of the park. Visitors are required to take precautions against Malaria.
This national park is considered for inclusion in the 5national park in Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier National Park
Victoria Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site recognizing this feat of nature as the largest waterfall in the world. The falls reach a height of 355 feet (108 m) and stretch across 5,604 feet (1,708 m) creating the largest single sheet of falling water.
Victoria Falls National Park is even smaller than its neighboring Mosi-Oaa-Tunya covering an area of only 9 square miles (23.4 square kilometers). The Zambezi River is the source of the falls which also serves as part of the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Victoria Falls is the highlight of the national park. It is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Statistically speaking, it is the world’s largest waterfall and one of the most aesthetically beautiful falls as well. Iguazu Falls located on the border of Argentina and Brazil is the largest waterfall complex, but Victoria Falls is the largest single sheet waterfall.
It is imperative that you leverage the microsites or a helicopter and get an aerial view of the falls. This is one of the best ways to capture the grandeur of Victoria Falls.
The Devil’s Cataract is approximately 229 feet (70 m) deep. Locals historically performed sacrificial ceremonies on an island until missionaries identified this activity as “devilish.” This led to the naming of the area and subsequent part of the falls.
This part of the larger collection of waterfalls is often considered the most spectacular. This is one of the widest curtains of water which drop 305 feet (93 m) to the canyon floor. This powerful flow of water creates an abundance of spray which triggers many of the rainbows. The spray also leads to the abundant rainforest around the gorge.
This horseshoe-shaped part of the falls drops 311.7 feet (95 m) to the gorge floor. The part of Victoria Falls often dries up during the dry season which occurs during the months of late September through November. This is the deepest part of the whole falls.
The Eastern Cataract occurs on the Zambian side, however, the Zimbabwean side offers some of the amazing views of that part of the falls.
It is imperative to crossover the border and to experience the falls from both sides of the border. It really is two different experiences. The Zimbabwe side offers the most expansive view of the falls. During the dry season, this side of the falls has the greatest chance of flowing water into the canyon below.
Activities at Victoria Falls National Park
You will find multiple views of rainbows as you explore the face of the falls as well as moving upriver to look out over the falls. Make sure you capture both images and videos of this world wonder.
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