Mosi-oa-Tunya is situated on the part of Zambia at Victoria Falls. In translation it means "thundering smoke". That is how the natives called the waterfall, which was feared as a terrible God. By cascading the 128-meter-high the water flows rapidly. Moreover, this superstition was alive in the last century. In the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park are found, zebras, giraffes, antelopes and monkeys. In the Zambezi River there are many hippos and crocodiles. It is in this national park where the "Victoria Falls" resort is located, consisting of two wonderful hotel chains: the Sun International - Royal Livingstone and Zambezi 5 * 4 *. Guests at the resort have the right to unlimited visits to the Falls. You will see the majestic Zambezi River, absorbing water from an area of a vast pool of 1.3 million square km, suitable for basalt cracks and falling into the abyss with a terrific roar. This sight will remain forever in your mind. The resort is well equipped with a conference center, "Waterfalls", the main hall can accommodate up to 450 delegates. In addition, the center has a lounge for cocktails and business lunches. Local people from the makalolo tribe have long been nicknamed the Falls "Mosi-oa-Tunya," or " the smoke that thunders." European name for a waterfall called the famous Scottish explorer David Livingstone , who was the first European to see him in 1855 and gave him the name of the British Queen Victoria. Actually, the Mosi-oa-Tunya, is a huge crack in the southern African plateau, where the river falls from Zambia, forming a fantastic wall of water and a cloud of spray, which is clearly visible even at a distance of 40 km. On the other side of the divide is a territory of Zimbabwe. Before you get out on the plain and calm down the Zambezi rages in zigzag canyon with a total length of 4.5 km. Naturally, this wild place could not have been born the corresponding extremal infrastructure.
Today, rebellious Zambezi is a place of worship among the rafters from all over the world. Adrenaline white water rafting on the rapids, which awarded five category of ballroom and 6-point scale, attracts annually not less than 50 thousand extreme. Rafting is not the only thing you can tickle your nerves. You can make a mad leap into the abyss from a platform near the Bunge Victoria Falls. Let your ankle and secure the rope and you attached, you can at least feel a few seconds and enjoy the birds in the fall rapidly approaching a stone grin deep canyon! To be frank, the shock therapy is not for every heart. And then there are crocodiles, which have long been in a great variety of the Zambezi. The instructors fair warning about these rafters and explain what to do if you are attacked by uninvited guests. But is it so important that once you see the Mosi-oa-Tunya,? Livingstone once wrote that even angels could not contain their delight, gazing at the magnificent waterfall with a height of the blue sky.
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The Republic of Zambia shares borders with Angola in the west, the Democratic Republic of Congo in the west and north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east and Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the south.
Most of the country is located on a hilly plateau, lowering to the south.
Areas of sublime relief include the famous Copper Belt and the picturesque plateau on the border with Nico Malawi, which is the highest point - the peak Mvanda (2150 m).
The total area of the country is of 752.
6 thousand square km.
The climate, as it should be in Africa, tourists will be pleased: the coldest month is July, when the temperature drops to +15 ° C.
In October, the air is to +27 ° C.
The population is of 9 million 663 thousand persons, of whom 98 7% - indigenous Africans.
The official language is English, but the local population uses to communicate vernaculars Bantu.
Tours to Zambia today offer a variety of operators.
The Republic is famous for its beautiful nature and it has 19 protected national parks, the largest and the most popular of which is Kefyu.
You will remember forever your holidays in this African country known to the world with its Victoria Falls, archaeological sites, numerous museums, and rafting on the Zambezi rapid River .
The most popular is the tourist resort environment Zambian Siavonga, which is located in the north-eastern extremity of the lake called Kariba.
The famous giant Victoria Falls (120 m and a width of about 2 km) is situated at the border area of Zambia on the Zambezi River near the town of Livingston.
One of the best places to observe the "big plan" Victoria is at the "Knife Edge", which can only be achieved by subtle, but absolutely safe pedestrian bridge that passes directly through clouds of spray to the rocky island, a cliff overlooking a river.
If the water is low and the wind is favorable, you will see a magnificent panorama of waterfalls and view the yawning chasm below the Zambezi Bridge which is more than offset the slight difficulty lifting.
It is in Zambia where you can get an adrenaline rush, flying in a helicopter, light aircraft or glider, or alloys of the white foam of the boiling water on rafts and canoes.
Here, also, to "Victoria Falls Bridge" is the world's largest attraction "bungee jump" (better known here as "bungee") - the height of the separation point is 111 m.
Fans of more traditional rest also will be pleased, for their services - fishing on Lake Kariba and Tanganyika National Parks safaris and South Luangwa Loshinvar, watching animals and birds.