Victoria Falls, Africa
Victoria falls is one of the most popular falls in the African continent. Its grandeur and beauty can be seen from afar, as it falls on the Zambezi River, flowing across the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. The Kololos, an ancient tribe living in the area around the 1800s, called the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls as ‘Mosa-oa-Tunya,’ meaning ‘The Smoke that Thunders.’ In the modern world, the Victoria Falls are popularized as the greatest curtain formed by falling water in the natural world.
According to the season you choose to visit its grandeur, the Victoria Falls presents you with a vastly different view of its irresistible beauty. The peak flood season, which last from around the month of March till the end of April, will showcase the full power of the Falls.
The view from the sky at this time of the year is breathtaking, as the clouds of spray rise above to the sky. After the flood season is over, the waterfall’s bravado subsides, and gets to its lowest in November and December, turning into little rivulets. Visiting the Falls in this season has its own charm, as the cliffs around the Victoria Falls are visible, adding to its scenic beauty.
Hidden deep into the southeastern jungles of Venezuela, lies a majestic waterfall, whose beauty is popular far and wide. The Angel Falls, hidden in the heart of the Venzulenan jungles, is the highest waterfall in the world. It runs atop a pink mesa situated thousands of feet above the lush forests, as it flows into a pool of water so mesmerizing, people flock from afar to visit the magnificent displau of beaity and nature here.
The Falls are named after Jimmy Angel, an American pilot whose plane had crashed on the pink mesa in the 1930s. The beauty of the Angel Falls has always been a mystery, as the area is not easily reachable on foot. The only options to visit the Angel Falls are by air, via a boat trip or by taking a long and challenging hike to the Falls’ viewpoint.
Gullfoss Falls, Iceland
The Gullfoss Falls make for one of the most popular tourist spots in Iceland. Many consider it the most beautiful display of water falling in all of Iceland. The Gullfoss Falls are located at the upper part of the Hvita River, as the water flows in two stages, with a vast difference in the heights of the two cascades. The upper cascade is at the height of 11 meters, while the second one falls from 21 meters and into a long crevasse below.