Victoria Falls, located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, is the largest waterfall in the world. The Zambezi River, which originates in northern Zambia, is the falls water source, and creates the world’s largest curtain of water source, and creates the worlds’ largest curtain of water that is more than 1.6 kilometers wide. As the river tumbles down, it throws off an iridescent mist that can be seen more than 20 kilometers away. The roar and the thunder of the waterfall have given it its local name-Mosi-oa-Tunyaor’ the smoke that thunders.
Below the falls, the river enters a narrow series of gorges which represent locations successively occupied by the falls earlier in their history. For 2 million years, the basalt, and forming a series of retreating gorges. Seven previous waterfalls occupied the seven gorges below the present falls. The Falls and their associated gorges are an outstanding example of the erosive forces of the water, which still continues to sculpt the landscape.