International tourists say the legendary UNESCO World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls remains the greatest curtain of falling water on the planet and expressed dismay at efforts by some media outlets who are spreading falsehoods about the destination.
From the time the Kololo tribe set their eyes on the breathtaking Victoria Falls centuries ago to the period that David Livingstone encountered the natural wonder and up until modern day the Mosi-oa-Tunya continues to mesmerise many tourists who visit the site every year.
The recent media reports about the legendary waterfall have not deterred international tourists from visiting. Tourists who spoke to the ZBC NewsOnline team this Sunday said, the natural wonder remains the most spectacular waterfall in the world.
“There is plenty of water and we love it. It is a spectacular sight for us. It is our first time in Zimbabwe we are here for a few days and it is worth coming to see,” said one of the tourists.
Members of the Zimbabwe Team Tourism who were in the resort town of Victoria Falls expressed satisfaction with the influx of tourists and reaffirmed what previous studies have concluded that the natural wonder which is a product of ancient tectonic processes which transpired millions of years ago will not disappear any time soon.
“It is as amazing as ever and it’s the biggest waterfall in the world. What we have always said to people is that the waterfall has varying seasons and one needs to view the natural wonder in its different seasons,” said one of the members.
Meanwhile the team was excited about the improved Zambezi River water level as a result of significant rainfall received upstream of Africa’s fourth longest river. The breathtaking Victoria Falls is positioned almost exactly half way along the mighty Zambezi River’s journey from its source to the sea.
At the height of the rainy season more than 500 million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the gorge 100 metres below.
The sprays and mist from the falling water can rise to a height of over 400 meters producing a magnificent spectacle which according to David Livingstone is so beautiful that it must have been gazed by angels in their flight.