Hi guys! Today I’m going to do another location spotlight.
Victoria Falls is located in Zambia and flows from the Zambezi River. It is one of the largest waterfalls in the world with a width of 1,688 meters and a height of 108 meters.
The falls has an interesting structure consisting of several gorges pouring into one main area. All of the water passes through the first gorge, and then zig zags through the rest of them falling into the ‘boiling pot’. In this area, the water flows fast with rapids from the immense force of the water. Even large animals such as hippos cannot survive falling down the Victoria Falls.
There are many amazing animals to be found in the Victoria Falls area. Large mammals such as elephants, cape buffalo and giraffes can be found, and sometimes even the scarce cheetah is spotted. Many species of birds love the area, and herons and eagles can be found close to the spray.
Victoria Falls is surrounded by savannas and scrubland, creating quite a dry area. Closer, around the edge of the falls, a rainforest thrives due to the spray from the falls. Many types of palms, grow there, as well as mahogany and ebony trees. Victoria Falls creates the perfect climate for a wet, lush landscape that stands in stark contrast to the savannas surrounding them. Over 400 plant species can be found in this area.
Victoria Falls is an incredible landmark, and I hope you enjoyed learning more about it!
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