Mosi-oa-Tunya, “the smoke that thunders”
Welcome to one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World
Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the south-west, Zambia to the north, and Mozambique to the east. The capital and largest city is Harare.
Zimbabwe is home to some of the world’s most incredible natural wonders and wildlife. The country is famous for its diverse landscapes and for being an epic safari destination.
It is a country of superlatives, thanks to Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world (915 metres above sea level, 1 708 metres wide) and Lake Kariba, the largest man-made lake in terms of volume.
Victoria Falls, which borders Zimbabwe and Zambia, is one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The waterfall was named after Queen Victoria by Scottish explorer David Livingstone. The local name for Victoria Falls is Mosi-oa-Tunya, which means “the smoke that thunders” in language of the Kololo people.