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Stenlake Publishing - Old Livingstone and Victoria Falls

Old Livingstone and Victoria Falls

Author : Gordon Shepherd
ISBN : 9781840333978
Cover : paperback
Price : £7.99

Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world and has universal appeal for travellers. The mighty Zambezi flows to the brink of a 1680 metre wide basalt lip, then takes a headlong 100 metre plunge into the gorge below creating the world's largest sheet of falling water and some of the most challenging white-water in the world. Called the Shongwe (Tonga) or Mosi-oa-Tunya (Ndebele for “smoke that thunders”) the falls were revered by the tribes who knew them best. The rocks over which the Zambezi hurtles are said to be 150 million years old. The man credited with discovering the falls, missionary David Livingstone, re-named them for Queen Victoria after viewing the spectacle in 1855. Spectacular photographs of early British colonial Africa reflecting both the country’s grandeur and its turbulent history are accompanied in this book by fascinating anecdotal text.

Old Livingstone and Victoria Falls