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Victoria Falls

Listed under Waterfalls in Livingstone, Zimbabwe.

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To be able to see the falls from the air, and then the ground an hour later is a blessing known only to aviators and tourists with the funds to charter a helicopter. The fame of the falls speaks for itself, and is entirely justified. I won’t go into details of our accommodation the night we spent here, you can’t always get it right, and we had done pretty well up to this point. Perhaps we had become spoiled.

For dinner we all went as a group to the famous Royal Livingstone Hotel, and had a very mediocre meal in magical surroundings, which was a disappointment given its reputation. But the falls are the only thing that counts.

Written by  Mike Leonard.

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“'Smoke that thunders'”

Thanks to Stanley and Livingstone, the most famous waterfall in the world, on the Zambia/Zimbabwe border. Four main sections: The Devil's Cataract, Main Falls, Rainbow Falls, and the Eastern Cataract. Locally named Mosi-oa-Tunya - "smoke that thunde… Read more...

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“Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls”

'These are among the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The Zambezi River, which is more than 2 km wide at this point, plunges noisily down a series of basalt gorges and raises an iridescent mist that can be seen more than 20 km away.' Copyright… Read more...

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“Excerpt from 'Livingstone Discovers Victoria Falls, 1855'”

"After twenty minutes' sail from Kalai we came in sight, for the first time, of the columns of vapor appropriately called 'smoke,' rising at a distance of five or six miles, exactly as when large tracts of grass are burned in Africa. Five columns n… Read more...

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“Letting off steam on the Royal Livingstone Express”

BY: Kieron Humphrey for The Telegraph First Published: 24 Mar 2009 The Victoria Falls, a vintage train and fine game viewing – the Royal Livingstone Express has it all. For the passengers, riding the Royal is an unashamed exercise in luxury travel –… Read more...

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