Africa is home to the largest waterfall in the world; Victoria falls

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Indeed, Africa is blessed with immense natural endowments. Victoria falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world and one of the greatest attractions in Africa. located on the Zambezi River and defining the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, it is the fourth largest river in Africa. Victoria falls is considered to be the largest fall in the world based on its combined width of 1,708 meters (5,604 ft) and the height of 108 meters (354 ft), resulting in the largest sheet/curtain of falling water in the world. Victoria falls is the only waterfall in the world with a length of more than a kilometer and a height of more than hundred meters, it is roughly twice the height of North America’s Iguaza falls.



Scottish missionary and famous explorer of Africa, David Livingstone named the fall after Queen Victoria. Livingstone was the first European to cross Africa from south to north. On his mission to preach the gospel in Africa, he was fascinated by the beauty of the fall and wrote in 1857 that no one in England could imagine the beauty of this scene. Although he was reported to have discovered the fall, but there are controversies surrounding this as some Afrocentric scholars have argued that local tribes in Africa who wondered about and lived around there must have discovered it first.


The pattern of nature never seizes to amaze, such beauty.




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