Before you even see the falls, you hear and feel them. As you walk along the trail to the entrance, the sound of rumbling water sounds in the background and ___SUDDENLY___ your face is hit with a breeze of humidity and mist.
At 2 km wide and 100 m tall, Victoria Falls is the world’s largest curtain of falling water, and is twice the width and height of Niagara Falls. Victoria Falls was formed from intense ___VOLCANIC___ activity almost 200 million years ago.
As you approach Victoria Falls from the nearby town of Livingstone, you first have to pass a larger-than-life statue of Livingstone, one of the most ___FAMOUS___ explorers.
“Livingstone was the first ___EUROPEAN___ to see Victoria Falls and then spread the word about them,” said Dr. Lawrence.
“Part of the reason the news of great waterfalls in central Africa was so ___EXCITING___ in the middle of the19th century was that many people thought that the centre of the continent was a desert,” he added.
Dr. Lawrence is a lecturer at Scotland’s University of Edinburgh who specialises in the history of science and ___EXPLORATION___ in Africa.