Ethiopia to Cape Town 2013

8 months - with Gitane - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

Victoria Falls

February 5, 2014  —  Zambia
Victoria Falls - Zambia

Victoria Falls are very impressive even though they are quite difficult to photograph. Depending on the season, the volume of water can be 10 times bigger and there is a lot of water spray because of the wind.

We went there in February, thus the water level is quite high, but it is still not at its highest. The noise and the quantity of water were impressive.

When the Zambezi River reaches the gorge, it pours more than 1 million litres of water per second on a 1.7 km long cliff with a depth of 108 metres.

Victoria Falls - Zambia
Victoria Falls - Zambia
The whiteout is due to water spray that is falling like rain.
Victoria Falls - Zambia
The bridge going to 'Knife's Edge' under a strong rain caused by the falls.
Victoria Falls - Zambia

The Zambezi River is also the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is possible to see the falls from each of these countries. We stayed on the Zambian size since we would have needed a visa to go on the other side.

On the photo, one can see the bridge above the Zambezi River that links the two countries. It is possible to do bungee jumps from the bridge.

Victoria Falls - Zambia
View from above before a drop of 108 metres.
Victoria Falls - Zambia
Victoria Falls - Zambia
Victoria Falls - Zambia
A lot of baboons live near the falls. The water spray makes for luxuriant vegetation.
Victoria Falls - Zambia
The bridge between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Victoria Falls - Zambia
Victoria Falls - Zambia
Top of the waterfall.
Victoria Falls - Zambia