Wonders of Africa

MOUNT KILIMANJERO

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is a dormant volcanic mountain in Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Tanzania, the highest mountain in Africa, and the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 5,895 metres or 19,341 feet above sea level (the UhuruPeak/Kibo Peak).

VICTORIA FALLS

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Statistically, it is the largest waterfall in the world. This recognition comes from combining the height and width together to create the largest single sheet of flowing water. Victoria Falls is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and travelers can access the falls through either Livingstone, Zambia or Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The falls are also close to the border of Botswana. The Zambezi River, which originates in northern Zambia, serves as the fall’s water source. The name Victoria Falls was given to the falls by the Scottish explorer Dr. David Livingstone, who named the falls after the reigning queen of England at the time. The locals called the falls Mosi-oa-Tunya meaning “smoke that thunders.”

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