We were waiting for this moment for long time.....to see the allmighty Victoria Falls!
The falls are situated right in the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe where the Zambezi river plumbs along a ridge of almost 2 km long into a deep gorge of more than 100mts. The local people call this wonder of the nature Mosi-Oa-Tunya or "The smoke that thunders"....indeed the sound of the water plumbing down is loud and the mist produced by the phenomen makes you wet if you are very close to the falls.
It is really an impressive site, just made by nature without the intervention of men. You realize how small human beings are compared to the power of nature. When Livingstone discovered the Falls in the 19th century he described them as the most beautiful thing he had seen in Africa. It is really a breathtaking view to the Eastern cataract and to walk on the thin bridge that brings you right on the edge to the main fall.
During our visit we are lucky, there is not too much water as there is during May (making all the ambience very misty) nor little water (the falls can get almost dry only seing the rocks in October). We spend a great time around the Falls, we are almost alone to observe such a great site! It is definetely a must see in Africa!
David Linvingstone - explorateur fameux du 19eme siecle ayant fait la decouverte de ce site s'exclamait tout comme nous en apercevant les chutes: merveille naturelle!
2 km de large - plus de 100 metres de hauteur et un bruit monstrueux d'eau s'eclaboussant en contrebas. Riviere Zambezi - frontiere Zambie - Zimbabwe, nous voila dans ce coin de pays, endroit mythique attendu depuis longue date.
Nous ne sommes pas decus, le spectacle est splendide, nous voila recompenses d'avoir traverse et pedale plus de 1'000km en Zambie pour les contempler.