Flight tickets from Mpumalanga to Victoria Falls

Welcome! Today we'll be discovering one of the greatest natural wonders of the world—Victoria Falls. Located in southern Africa between the nations of Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is the world's largest waterfall, both in width and height. Flowing from the Zambezi River, the wide and powerful falls can be seen from miles away and is a breathtaking sight to behold. A two kilometer-wide curtain of falling water, Victoria Falls is one of the most popular tourist attractions and destinations in Africa. In this text, we'll explore this spectacular place, what it's like to visit, and some interesting facts.

Getting to Know Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a charmingly small town in the province of Matabeleland North, in Zimbabwe. The population of Victoria Falls is estimated to be around 31,000 people. The official language in Victoria Falls is English, but it is also common for the locals to speak Ndebele and Shona as well as other local languages. The currency used in Victoria Falls is the Zimbabwe Dollar. Victoria Falls follows the Central African Time Zone (CAT), which is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2). The city also lies close to the borders of Zambia and Botswana, which adhere to the same time zone. All in all, the privilege of living in Victoria Falls is its relatively small population, combined with its multi linguistic society, that use their own unique tongues, as well its currency, which is a reflection of the community's vibrant culture and its convenient time zone.

Climate and Weather

Victoria Falls lies on the borders between Zimbabwe and Zambia and has a warm subtropical climate throughout the year. The Summers are usually hot and humid, with temperatures reaching up to 90°F (32°C) during the day and dropping to around 70°F (21°C) at night. Winters are generally mild and dry, with temperatures ranging from the low 50s (10°C) to the low 70s (21°C). Rainfall occurs mostly from October to March, with the heaviest rainfall occurring from late January to mid-March. This is due to the influence of the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone which brings in moist, tropical air during this period. Average annual precipitation is about 20 inches (508 mm). Due to Victoria Falls’ proximity to the equator, the area experiences very little variation in day length. The sun rises at 6 am and sets at 6 pm year-round.

Touring Victoria Falls: Airport and Transportation

There is only one airport in Victoria Falls, which is located approximately 10km (6.2 miles) from the city centre and is officially known as Victoria Falls International Airport. The approximate cost for a taxi from the airport to downtown Victoria Falls is USD $10-15. There is a currency exchange facility located inside the Arrivals terminal of the airport, so it is possible to change money there.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Victoria Falls

  1. Victoria Falls is located on the Zambezi River at the Zimbabwe/Zambia border and is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
  2. It is one of the largest waterfalls in the world (1.7 km wide and approximately 108 meters high).
  3. The area around the falls is home to a diverse culture, indigenous history and wildlife. Tourists can explore a wide range of activities including whitewater rafting, bungee jumping and helicopter rides

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