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Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe

We left Maputo Mozambique early on April 16th via South African Airways flying to Johannesburg to catch our connecting flight to Victoria Falls Airport.  We started the next day, April 17th 2017, with a tour of Mosi-oa-Tunya which in Tokaleya Tonga means - "The Smoke That Thunders"  which is more widely known as - Victoria Falls.  o see VicFalls, you walk along the lip of the Victoria Falls Rainforest Reserve and stop at 16 overlooks along the way.  The path is nicely paved and marked and fairly flat.  It's also at the about the same elevation as the Zambezi River before the Falls.  Visitors see the Zambezi River plummet into the narrow gorge.  The massive volumes of water cascading into the narrow space creates powerful air currents that rise vertically carrying water, mist and vapor with it. The resulting plume can rise 1,300 ft and be seen up to 30 miles away.  The plume also creates a microclimate that sustains its own rainforest.   We took a guided tour but you can self-guide.  Our guide, Lucky was very knowledgeable about the Falls and an excellent ambassador for his country.  We put on rain gear before entering the park but we got drenched anyway.  No rain.  Just mist.