The 17Km-wide Zambezi River plunges more than 100m into a sheer-sided chasm to form the largest and most spectacular waterfall in the world. It sits squarely on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Five separate falls make up this incredible display. The high spray clouds give rise to the local name ``Mosi a Tunya``, meaning The Smoke That Thunders. The Falls was named after Queen Victoria, by Dr David Livingstone, a missionary explorer, when he came across it in 1855.
Besides watching the thunderous Falls, white water rafting below the Falls and kayaking above the Falls are obvious attractions for the intrepid traveller.
Adjacent to the Falls in the north lies Zambezi National Park known for its herds of sable antelope. The Park is also home to the Big Tree; a giant baobab 16m in circumference, 20m high and over 1000 years old.