Since David Livingstone named Victoria Falls after his Queen, thousands of people have come from all over the world to witness the spectacle, a mile long curtain of water that stretches across the glistening basalt rock, erupts into spray, and then thunders into the canyons below.
The walls of basalt rock that capture the mighty Zambezi form one of the great river corridors of the world. This is the domain of the Nyaminyami, the River God of the Tonga people and is now the highway for our rafts. At Victoria Falls the Zambezi River plummets into a gorge, which separates the placid river above the Falls and the turbulent rapids below. The gorge is over 100 meters deep at the Falls and increases to over 200 meters by the end of a full day raft trip. Despite this rugged terrain, the gorges below the Falls are thick with vegetation and incredibly spectacular.
Rafting on the Zambezi is a . It is the beneath one of the Seven Wonders of the World. If you don't do it you'll regret it as soon as you leave!