Vic Falls Marvels Internationally
Despite the disruptive effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has grounded the tourism industry, Victoria Falls has been named the second-best place to visit for holiday and leisure in the world, according to Geo Fernweh, a German travel inspiration magazine.
This comes days after American Travel + Leisure magazine named Victoria Falls Safari Lodge one of the best in the world and among top five facilities in Africa.
Tourism had taken a deep dive following the COVID-19 induced lockdown in recent weeks.
In one of its reports, the German magazine lists the 50 most beautiful places in the world and places Victoria Falls, which it identified as being in both Zambia and Zimbabwe, as number two.
“There are places that are beautiful and there are landscapes that simply take our breath away: We present 50 dream places worldwide where nature has surpassed itself,” it said.
“It’s discoverer David Livingstone named the widest waterfall in the world after the British Queen Victoria in 1855. The locals call it “Mosi-oa-Tunya” (“thundering smoke”) and use it to describe the spray of water that rises from the gigantic Victoria Falls and can still be seen 30 kilometres away.
“The water masses of the Zambezi, which thunder down a hundred meters here, have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1989,” said the publication while describing the mighty Victoria Falls