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Accommodation in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The Victoria Falls are surely the most memorable of the world's seven natural wonders. One can never tire of seeing this huge waterfall and basking in it's presence. First documented by David Livingstone, who named them Victoria Falls after the British Queen at the time, the falls are known in local dialects as "Mosi-oa-Tunya" - literally translated as "The Smoke that Thunders" after the massive plume of vapour that rises from the chasm into which the water pours. The hotels and lodges capture the magic that the area has, providing for a very exciting accommodation experience. For the budget traveller there is a range of options to choose from including camping sites and backpackers which come highly recommended and have a wonderful atmosphere.

The Victoria Falls are formed between Zambia & Zimbabwe where the Zambezi River plummets over a massive basalt rock structure and they are the largest single curtain of falling water in the world. The falls themselves are 1750 metres wide and 103 metres in height, with a maximum flow rate of 500 000 cubic metres of water per minute. The falls are fullest in about June and lowest in about November due to the rains that fall. Below the falls lie an extensive system of gorges named the Batoka Gorge. The Rain Forest surrounding the lip of the falls and the Batoka Gorge are World Heritage Sites due to the species diversity in these areas, including the Taita Falcon.
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