Hundreds of locals took advantage of the special arrangement by the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) for the country’s citizens to see Africa’s most famous waterfall the majestic Victoria Falls free of charge with many first timers describing the natural wonder as legendary and breathtaking.
Known by the local indigenous people as Mosi-oa-Tunya, “The Smoke that Thunders”, Victoria Falls is widely accepted as the “greatest falling curtain of water on this planet”.
The waterfall continues to attract so much interest from humankind.
The free of charge arrangement offered to locals by Zimparks as part of activities to mark the 2018 World Tourism Day was too good to resist for many with hundreds of the country’s citizens thronging the UNESCO heritage site.
“We got wind of the news that Zimparks will be offering free entry into the rainforest, we have decided to come as a family to experience the beauty of the legendary waterfall,” said some of the people who visited the site.
The locals commended the responsible authorities for the gesture which they said will go a long way in promoting domestic tourism.
For some it was the first time to view the world’s largest waterfall and they could not hide their happiness.
The locals who visited the site said the free entry arrangement should not only be reserved for the World Tourism Day but rather should become a regular occurrence on major holidays so that more citizens will get the chance to see the majesty of the God given natural wonder.