The Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders), is the largest waterfall in the world, located on the Zambezi River between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Victoria Falls are considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and is a must-see attraction for any traveller in the Southern African region.
The falls are formed as the full width of the mighty Zambezi River plummets in a single vertical drop down into a traverse chasm 1708 metres wide. The gorge was carved by its waters along a fracture zone in the basalt plateau.
At the top of Victoria Falls there are two islands that are large enough to divide the curtain of water even at full flood, they are Boaruka Island (or Cataract Island) near the western bank, and Livingstone Island near the middle - home to the famous Victoria Falls Pool or "Devil's Pool".
The Devils Pool at Victoria Falls is a heart-stopping experience and recommended for anyone visiting the falls during the months of September and January. Here you can actually swim in a pool of water on the lip of the Victoria Falls!