As an add-on to my trip to Madagascar in May 2001, I visited Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe/Zambia, in Central Africa, my second trip to Southern Africa. The falls are spectacular to say the least. It was absolutely incredible! Victoria Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Zambezi River falls over a cliff that is about 1 km (0.6 miles) wide into a gorge that is about 100 m (330 ft) deep, but on the narrowest part only about 60 m (200 ft) wide. You stand on the opposite side of the falls, only 60 m (200 ft) away from a huge wall of water falling down into the gorge. During the rainy season, the noise is deafening, and you are enveloped by the spray. It is a unique experience.

To get a better view of the falls, I took a helicopter ride over the falls from the Zambia side of the falls. It was a spectacular ride.

A boat ride up and down the Zambezi above the falls was a nice excursion to see some wildlife along the river.

A ride on an elephant into the bush on the Zimbabwe side was a relaxing experience, even though we didn't see many animals, it is too close to civilization.

In Victoria Falls I saw a traditional dance performance which was very interesting.

Victoria Falls is quite separate of Zimbabwe. All the problems of Zimbabwe are kept away from Victoria Falls, since this is a major tourist attraction. It was very safe to visit Victoria Falls.

See the separate pages with birds and other nature:
Nature in Victoria Falls
Birds in Victoria Falls

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Traditional Dancing
dancers a
Dancers in traditional costume. These and the ones in the following five pictures are Makishi dancers, mostly from the Luvale tribe. They live in Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Angola. (1113k)
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Dancers in traditional costume. (1078k)
dancers c
Dancers in traditional costume. (720k)
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Dancer in traditional costume. (606k)
dancer d
Dancer in traditional costume. This costume emphasized and exaggerated the breast. (1063k)
Drummer. (894k)
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The players warmed their drums on an open fire before they used them. (713k)
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Dancers on stilts. (660k)
dancer b
Dancer in traditional costume. (926k)
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A dance group. These and the ones in the following two pictures are Shangani dancers. They are from Mozambique and southern Zimbabwe (797k)
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Dancer in traditional costume. (994k)
dancer e
Dancer in traditional costume. (835k)
dancer warrior
Dancer in traditional costume. (602k)
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Closeup of dancer in traditional costume. (788k)
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Weight lifting. He was a young kid, maybe 15 years old. He grabbed a triangular iron bar with his teeth. The iron bar weighed about 12 kg (26 lb). (740k)
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The adult lifted a 40 kg (90 lb) bar with his teeth. We checked the bars and they were really that heavy. (753k)

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