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5 Things You Did Not Know About Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls — the majestic waterfall of the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe — is a tourist hotspot for several reasons, including the Devil’s Pool, it’s multiple Gorges, and of course, the fact that it is the largest curtain of falling water in the world. 
But there is more to Victoria Falls than you might now. Check out these fun facts, and then visit Victoria Falls with fresh eyes and a new perspective!
1) See The Moonbow
What’s a moonbow? A moonbow is a lunar rainbow. It happens when the moon’s light ( as opposed to the sun’s light) is reflected and refracted off water droplets in the air. Moonbows aren’t found everywhere, but they are readily seen off the waters at Victoria Falls.
2) The Six-Country River
Victoria Falls is formed by the River Zambezi, the fourth largest river in Africa. The River Zambezi is most famous for its stretches that run through Zambia and Zimbabwe, but it also runs through four other countries: Angola, Namibia, Botswana and Mozambique.
3) Rain Rain Rain
The River Zambezi Rainforest (also known as the Victoria Falls Rainforest) is not an actual rainforest in ecological terms, but is an extension of the natural riverbank of the Zambezi river. The spray from the falls ensures that it rains in this “rainforest” all day, every day, all year long.
4) The Largest Waterfall in The World
Victoria Falls is 108 meters high and 1708 meters wide. By comparison, Niagara Falls is 51m high and 1203m wide. Victoria Falls isn’t the tallest waterfall in the world, nor is it the widest. But it is considered the largest waterfall in the world. This is because its height and width result in largest amount of water flowing over any waterfall on the planet.  
5) Water, Water Everywhere
It is estimated that 600 million cubic litres of water hit the ground at the base of Victoria Falls every minute. By comparison, Niagara Falls drops a mere 34 million cubic litres per minute.  
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