Located on the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the World.
Being the only fall on planet with a length of more than a kilometer and a height exceeding 100 meters, it is no surprise that this great scenery ranks the largest of its kind around the globe.
It was named after Queen Victoria by David Livingstone, a Scottish missionary and famous explorer of Africa.
Livingstone was the first European to cross Africa from south to north while preaching Christianity. He discovered this cascading waterfall in 1855.
He was fascinated by the beauty of the falls and in 1857 Livingstone wrote that no one in England can even imagine how beautiful this fall is.
For centuries local African tribes had a sacral fear from the waterfall. Accompanied by soldiers, Livingstone approached the falls although only two soldiers managed to reach there with him.
It was hard for people including locals and tourists to reach this amazing draw until 1905 when the government of Zambia and other authorities constructed a railway to Bulawayo.
The fall gained popularity until the end of the British colonial rule. The political unrests in Zimbabwe led to the decrease in the number of tourists at the end of the 1960s.
Tourists again returned in high numbers after Zimbabwe gaining their independence. At the end of the 1990s over 300000 people were visiting the falls annually.