These are shots of Victoria Falls - in the local language, it is called Mosi-oa-Tunya, "the smoke that thunders" as the Zambezi River drops into the gorge.

    It is one of the most popular bungee-jumping sites in the world. The Zambezi River is the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and the bridge across the gorge is the border crossing. I took these shots from the Zambian side.  The jumper takes off, drops hundreds of feet, and bounces numerous times on the stretchy cord before being slowly dragged up by her feet back to the platform:

A common sight on the bridge are these baboons, who do not have to show passports.

Deborah and I stayed at the Municipal Campground in Victoria Falls, where we rented a rondavel. One of the highlights of our stay was waking up to this warthog in our garden one morning.

This is one of the most famous trees in the world: a 1500 year old boabab tree as wide as a house.  It was a landmark meeting place for European settlers travelling north from the Cape.  They would arrange to meet here because everyone in the region knew the tree and could point the way, and the settlers would team up to navigate the Zambezi River together.

One of the great things to do in Victoria Falls is to visit a performance of African dance, music and drumming. It is very theatrical dance. Here are some of the great costumed characters you'll see.


Another treat is the craft market. There are many thousands of amazing items, of which these male and female carved heads are representative.

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