Location: Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone, Zambia [MAP]
Project Type: Natural Wonder, Riverside
Completion Date: Unknown
Access: Take a taxi or drive from the Livingstone airport.
Thanks to a group of baboons, who had successfully blocked my way, I took the alternative path, which serendipitously lead me to the outstanding edge of the Victoria Falls. The Victoria Falls, also know as the “Mosi-oa-Tunya”, is the largest curtain of falling water in the world1 and is of great significance worldwide1. However, the edge of the falls is much less noticed by tourists, with exception to one pool of water at the edge of the falls. The Devil’s Pool2 is extraordinarily famous due the great braveness it takes to swim at the edge. However the most fascinating locations at the edge of the falls are normally left undiscovered.
This particular edge of the falls is located in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and is just opposite the Victoria Falls Bridge. The Zambezi River is very shallow and clam at this place. The stones and trunks lying in the river create sculptures and remarkable view create an unforgettable moment for lovers. I shared their happiness with whilst taking in the view and senses around me.
Further away the fall, children played with stones and swam in the river. During the time I was there, I was the only tourist and was surrounded by locals.
Water is undoubtedly the King who rules life in Africa. It is difficult to believe the lushness of the vegetation along the river edge in dry season unless you see it.
Words are not able to describe the beauty of this landscape. However, the landscape was not the only thing which fascinated me. A thought occupied my mind; the river flowing past the activity of ordinary life and the magnificent scene of magic it brings.
© The Secret Garden Atlas, 2013