Then and now: When silence descended over Victoria FallsIn full flow, Victoria Falls easily qualifies as one of the natural wonders of the world...

Then and now: When silence descended over Victoria FallsIn full flow, Victoria Falls easily qualifies as one of the natural wonders of the world...Then and now: When silence descended over Victoria Falls
In full flow, Victoria Falls easily qualifies as one of the natural wonders of the world. Spanning 1.7km at its widest point and with a height of more than 100m, locals refer to Africa's greatest waterfall as "the smoke that thunders".

This amazing feature is formed as the Zambezi river plunges into a chasm called the First Gorge. The chasm was carved by the action of water along a natural fracture zone in the volcanic rock that makes up the landscape in this region of southern Africa.

In 2019, however, Victoria Falls was silenced.