While the Victoria falls is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world it is classified as the largest based on its width of 1,708 meters and a height of 108m. This size gives it an average flow of 1 million liters per second!
It`s freaking HUGE. And size does matter!
The Victoria Falls are considered the boundary between the upper and middle Zambezi river, Africa’s fourth largest river.
“History, like beauty, depends largely on the beholder, so when you read that, for example, David Livingstone discovered the Victoria Falls, you might be forgiven for thinking that there was nobody around the Falls until Livingstone arrived on the scene.” – Desmond Tutu.
The falls are so big it’s actually difficult to appreciate when you’re walking around on the footpaths. The smoke and mists raising from the falls add to this difficulty, it’s very easy to understand the origin of its nickname “smoke that thunders”.