The original name of Victoria Falls is ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’
Natives of Zambia named this great waterfall ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ now called Victoria Falls.
Mosi-oa-Tunya presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the natives living in the area as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Mosi-oa-Tunya is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world.
Columns of spray can be seen from miles away as, at the height of the rainy season, more than five hundred million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge, over a width of nearly two kilometres, into a gorge over one hundred meters below.