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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 23, 2015: Victoria Falls - “The Smoke That Thunders”, Zimbabwe

Mac ·
That certainly brings back memories! Sometime in the late 1970's my wife and I were lucky enough to travel to Zambia and drove down to the falls from Lusaka staying at a hotel close by. The next morning we decided to follow the foot path that went down to the bottom of the falls, through the bush, well watered by the spray of the falls. It was only on arrival at the bottom that we were greeted by a large notice saying "Beware of snakes" at which we beat a hasty retreat back to the hotel!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 23, 2015: Victoria Falls - “The Smoke That Thunders”, Zimbabwe

Grand Escapades ·
I didn't know you could walk to the bottom of the falls... Must have been an incredible sight (and quite a wet experience as well...) Cheers, Gilles Originally Posted by Mac: That certainly brings back memories! Sometime in the late 1970's my wife and I were lucky enough to travel to Zambia and drove down to the falls from Lusaka staying at a hotel close by. The next morning we decided to follow the foot path that went down to the bottom of the falls, through the bush, well watered by the...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 23, 2015: Victoria Falls - “The Smoke That Thunders”, Zimbabwe

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Mac: That certainly brings back memories! Sometime in the late 1970's my wife and I were lucky enough to travel to Zambia and drove down to the falls from Lusaka staying at a hotel close by. The next morning we decided to follow the foot path that went down to the bottom of the falls, through the bush, well watered by the spray of the falls. It was only on arrival at the bottom that we were greeted by a large notice saying "Beware of snakes" at which we beat a hasty...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 23, 2015: Victoria Falls - “The Smoke That Thunders”, Zimbabwe

Travel Luver ·
The aerial images give an amazing perspective! I didn't know how narrow that gorge was. Was this a special helicopter overflight or were you lucky enough to get these shots from the window of your airplane?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 23, 2015: Victoria Falls - “The Smoke That Thunders”, Zimbabwe

Grand Escapades ·
The gorge is actually extremely narrow, and it is only from the air that you get a full perspective of the Falls, as you have too much mist to have a full grasp of the whole. Yes, I took an helicopter, and it was an amazing flight. From Zambia, you can also take an Ultra Light Flight, which must be even more amazing. I didn't cross into Zambia and regretted it afterwards. I would also have loved to jump in the Devil's Pool on the Zambian side, but I think there was too much water at that...
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Victoria Falls: The Zimbabwe Side

DrFumblefinger ·
(Victoria Falls, viewed from the western Zimbabwe side)After our introduction to the Falls in Zambia, we wanted to venture to Zimbabwe to see how the Victoria Falls experience in that country compared. We were visiting during the dry season and, as...
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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner! (crashing the party)

PHeymont ·
No, it's not the famous movie with Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and the rest...but it is a movie, as seen above. The scene is Mana Pools camp in northern Zimbabwe, and the participants weren't even taking a dangerous selfie...   The young...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 23, 2015: Victoria Falls - “The Smoke That Thunders”, Zimbabwe

Grand Escapades ·
    At Victoria Falls, the mighty Zambezi River disappears in the 108 meter deep narrow gorge. This makes it among the biggest waterfalls on this planet. It’s not only deep but also narrow, thus explaining the tremendous spray.  ...
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