Mosi-oa-Tunya/Victoria Falls – plunging into the facts

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  • Several islands in the core zone serve as breeding sites for four endangered and migratory bird species, such as the Taita Falcon and Black Eagle
  • It is the world’s greatest sheet of falling water and significant worldwide for its exceptional geological formations
  • Water sprays from this giant waterfall (915m) are visible 30 km from the Lusaka road, Zambia and 50 km from Bulawayo road – Zimbabwe
  • The predominant vegetation is mopane forest, with small areas of teak and miombo woodland and a narrow band of riverine forest
  • In 2013 the government of Zimbabwe declared its intention to officially rename the falls Mosi-oa-Tunya
  • Victoria Falls is roughly twice the height of North America's Niagara Falls and well over twice the width of its Horseshoe Falls
  • By the end of the 1990s almost 300,000 people were visiting the falls annually
  • The attraction is accessible by bus, train and air
  • Zimbabwe and Zambia permit tourists to make day trips from each side – visas are easily obtainable
  • Three game parks are nearby with the big five animals and other smaller game
  • Tourism Police patrol the area. – natAfrica  


      

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