Victoria Falls – Most beautiful and largest waterfall

Anybody who has seen waterfalls from up close and personal will agree to the fact that its majesty cannot be described. The Victoria Falls is one of the largest waterfalls in the world. It is not the widest or the highest but has the largest flow rate which is why it is considered to be the biggest waterfall in the world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It surpasses the Niagara Falls an Iguazu Falls in height and width. It has the highest recorded flow in the world.

The width of Victoria Falls is 1700m and it is made up of five different falls. Four of those are in Zimbabwe and one is in Zambia. They are known as The Devil’s Cataract, Main Falls, Rainbow Falls, Horseshoe Falls and the Eastern Cataract in Zambia. The height of all the five rivers varies. The Zambezi River has a height from 70m to 108m. Further, the Devil’s Cataract is 70m high, the Main Falls is 93m high and it is the largest and gives a majestic view of the falls. It has a peak flow rate of 700,000 cubic meters per minute. The Horseshoe Falls are shaped like a horseshoe and have the least volume of water. It is 95m in height. The Rainbow Falls is 108m high and is the highest point of all the falls. Lastly, the Eastern Cataract is 101m high and is the second highest falls which are situated on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls but they give a stunning view from the Zimbabwean side as well.

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