Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Victoria Falls

Looking at Victoria Falls from Zimbabwe

We spent two days exploring Victoria Falls.  The falls are huge (over a mile wide), and straddle the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Sara at the edge of Victoria Falls

You can see the falls from both countries and from a lot of different angles.  Most of the falls are in Zambia, but most of the cliffs across from the falls are in Zimbabwe.  From Zimbabwe you can see about 70% of the falls and from Zambia only about 30%.  But Zambia has the advantage that you can see the falls from the top at Livingstone Island.  Walking across the border was a slow and expensive process, but we were glad that we took the time to see the falls from both sides.  They really are a wonder of the world.

A rainbow in the mist at Victoria Falls

As a bonus, we stopped on our way across the bridge over the Zambezi River to watch bungee jumping.  David was glad that he got his jump out of the way in New Zealand because the rope broke during a jump off of the bridge only six months ago!

Once we crossed over the border we were greeted by a family of warthogs.  Welcome to Zimbabwe!

David and a family of warthogs

This is a really cool place.

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