Lonely Planet’s The Joy Of Water is a celebration of jaw-dropping aquatic attractions. Here are a few of the locations in the book, which serves also as a visual cornucopia for armchair voyagers.
Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site but is running dry…
The Victoria Falls located between Zambia and Zimbabwe has been reduced to botak cliffs after it was recently hit by a severe drought.
An adrenaline junkie’s dream destination, the wildly impressive waterfall is not without faults, gatecrashing crocodiles and badly behaved baboons among them…
The Royal Livingstone sits within the 46-hectare Unesco World Heritage-listed Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Wildlife Park, which fringes the Zambezi River…
It’s so easy to be impressed by waterfalls! The very nature of what they are means that they’re landmarks in themselves; and in a lot of cases, reasons to visit a place in themselves. It’s a funny thing really when you really think about it – it is just water running down a mountain (or hill) but that’s the thing about nature, a lot of the times, the biggest pleasure comes from the simplest things.
Okay, enough rambling from me , if you’re as game for looking for amazing waterfalls around the world as we are, here are 10 places you need to be headed!
1.) Victoria Falls, Zambia/ Zimbabwe
If you’re looking for impressive waterfalls, you’ve gotta start with one of the biggest waterfalls in the world.
Even if you don’t impress easily, Victoria Falls will make an impression. The waterfall lies on the mighty Zambezi River – one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, and a place that, upon seeing once, you’ll remember forever. Straddling the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, the awe-inspiring site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and for good reason.
And in our humble opinion, there’s never been a better time to visit this Southern African gem. Why? Well, we’ll give you 4 good reasons.
Ease of getting there
First off, the Victoria Falls International Airport has just been renovated (well, in November 2016). The US$150 million airport is a pretty big deal in that its new runway can accommodate some of the world’s largest jets, but also because it can now handle around 1.5 million passengers annually.
The package holiday destination could join sites including the Grand Canyon and Great Barrier Reef on the list.
BENIDORM – the home from home of boozed-up sunburnt Brits – could become a world heritage site alongside iconic landmarks such as the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China and the Great Barrier Reef.
The Spanish town’s council plans to submit a bid to Unesco next year for heritage status, according to a report in The Times.
The Costa Blanca holiday hotspot would be a surprising addition to the list as it is best known for luring Brits with the irresistible combo of sun, sex and sangria.
But mayor of Benidorm Antonia Perez insisted the town has plenty to offer.
He said: “We are unique, both in terms of our natural beauty and our man-made model of a sustainable city.
The Victoria Falls is the world’s largest waterfall. In peak season the entire yearly water consumption of New York flows over its edge every three and a half days.
The Victoria Falls is neither the widest or tallest waterfall on earth, but its combination of the two makes it the biggest. This UNESCO World Heritage site was named by David Livingstone, after Queen Victoria of Britain.
The Victoria Falls is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Africa and offers a wide range of luxury accommodation and activities in the area. For the top lodges and camps visit the Victoria Falls Accommodation guide from AfricanSafariHome.com
The mighty Zambezi River provides many daytime activities in the area. The notorious Tiger fish is found here, which is a great fresh water game fish.