A fascinating journey to Victoria Falls
• A fascinating journey to Victoria Falls
The main purpose of visiting Zimbabwe was the Victoria Falls. It is located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, and was named in honor of the Queen of England. By the way, local rightly called it "Gremyashchy smoke."
I did not come in the most opportune to observe the waterfall time - in the rainy season but white clouds of spray can not see anything!
So, I arrived at not the best time. Here is the waterfall in the rainy season.
To remove it is very difficult, as the spray cloud turns into a torrential downpour. And the umbrella from him not to hide, he goes round and round.
Sometimes the wind blows the cloud away and you can see the pieces of the waterfall.
Generally, it is incredibly beautiful.
A tourist waits for the opportunity to at least something to see.
The waterfall is very wide, approximately 1800 meters in width, the height of the falling water varies from 80 meters at the right side of the waterfall to 108 meters in the center. Victoria Falls approximately twice the Niagara Falls.
The falling water generates spray and mist, which can rise to a height of 400 meters and above. Waterfall mist generated visible at a distance of 50 kilometers.
There are everything in raincoats and umbrellas. Although they do not save.
But the view of the other side. Due to the constant rain around is always a rainbow.
There is clearly visible boundary of the spray cloud.
According to the waterfall forms the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. The crossing takes about 10-15 minutes, all done quickly. Local residents do not have passports, border stamps they put on a special sheet of paper.
At the end of the first zigzag river falls into a deep body of water called the "boiling pot", a width of approx. 150m. The boiler nizkovode surface calm but during high water covered unhurried giant whirlpool and swelling the water surface. canyon walls - height of more than 120 m.
Monkeys seized the truck.
From the Zambia you can look at the river itself, as well as swim. However, during the rainy season swimming is prohibited.
Below "Boiling pot", at an angle of 45 degrees to the waterfall, the gorge spanned bridge, one of five disposed on Zambezi river. The bridge-shaped arch has a length of 250 meters, the apex of the bridge 125 meters above the lower level of the river.
Victoria - the only waterfall in the world, with more than 100 meters in height and more than a kilometer wide.
After walking over the falls I took a helicopter and went to explore the surrounding area from the air.
And now I offer a selection of photos that I took from a helicopter. Of course, you need a helicopter to take a must. On land you will never see what a huge and beautiful waterfall. helicopter rental costs from $ 120 per round over the waterfall. I ordered a $ 250 45 minute flight. I was lucky that night I was the only passenger and the pilot fulfilled all my requests. After inspection of the falls we flew to look for wildlife. About this post ...
We fly ...
The waterfall is visible from afar.
And that's it!
Another helicopter. I advise you to take Robinson-44 and sits in front. The best kind.
The border between Zimbabwe and Zambia!
I ran on the eve of such a herd. Then the elephant I was almost trampled. With the helicopter they were much nicer.