Victoria Falls Zambia - Livingstone’s Largest Natural Heritage!
One of Livingstone’s largest natural heritage sites is the mighty Victoria Falls Zambia, one of the spectacular natural wonders of the world.
The gigantic water falls is 1,188 meters in width and occupies 1,500cubic meters of water.
The local people call this gigantic falls as (Musi-otunya) for the Lozi speaking people and (Shungu namutitima) for the Tonga people. Notwithstanding a minor difference in languages, the meaning of the water falls remains the same, "The water that thunders".
The place around the falls was used by the local people as a sacred place where it was believed that a huge snake called Nyami nyami (river god) lived. As it was an enshrined place, it was an abomination for an ordinary person to set foot on this sacred place.
The mighty Musi-Otunya was later on the 16th of November 1855 renamed as Victoria Falls, after the British Queen of England, Queen Victoria in her honour. The Victoria Falls Zambia was unveiled by Dr. Hubert Francis Wilson at a commemoration service held on the cemetery of his grandfather’s discovery of the mighty falls. Though Dr. Livingstone’s body was buried in Europe, his precious heart was buried on the Zambian soil in Livingstone town.
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