By Palm River Hotel on 30 January 2024

Victoria Falls: By The Numbers

In terms of cubic water volume, the mighty Victoria Falls is the largest sheet of falling water in the world. This, compounded by its undeniable power and breathtaking beauty have qualified it as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

There’s a lot to be said for standing before such a powerful body of water. Everything about walking through the rainforest beside the Falls, from listening to the crash of the river’s plummet to getting soaked through by drops of water that are whipped out from the chasm below, is pretty awe-inspiring.

Here are some useful stats to know before your visit to the Falls, so that if one of your fellow tourists ponders about “how high they are,” you’ll be ready and waiting with the answer!

Here are some Victoria Falls facts for you, by the numbers.

Store These Figures In Your Bank

2

The number of entrance gates to view Victoria Falls. One is at the entrance to Victoria Falls National Park in Zimbabwe; the other is at the entrance to Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia.

Two is also the number of islands on the crest of the Falls that are large enough to split up the river before the drop.

5

The distance, in kilometres, from Palm River Hotel’s front gate to Victoria Falls National Park. 

23,4

The size of Victoria Falls National Park in square kilometres. Wildlife often spotted include baboons, warthogs and monkeys. 

60

The distance, in kilometres, from which the spray from the Falls can be seen on clear days. The spray is caused by water forced up and out of the gorge and can rise up as high as 800 metres.

75

The percentage of the Falls visible from Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe boasts the most famous and photogenic full-frontal view of the waterfall.

108

The height of the Falls in metres. This equates to 360 ft and is approximately the length of an American football field.

415

The number of bird species recorded in the area surrounding Victoria Falls. Notable species calling the area home include Kori Bustard, African Skimmers, Purple-crested Turaco, White-backed Night Herons, Grey headed Parrots, Western Banded Snake Eagles and African Finfoots!

1 708

The width of Victoria Falls in metres. This equates to 5600 ft. Victoria Falls is only rivaled in size by Iguazu Falls in South America.

1 000 000

The number of people that visit Victoria Falls each year. 

500 000 000

The quantity of water, in litres, that cascades over the drop every minute. This quantity rises and falls depending on the seasonal rains. During the dry season (May to October) this can drop to 10 000 000  litres.

Visiting Soon?

If you’re visiting Victoria Falls some time soon, click here for a handy guide that details all you need to know about getting the most out of your trip.

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Escape to Palm River Hotel, just moments from the breathtaking Victoria Falls. 

Book your stay through our website or call our reservations team on +263  719 384 920 for a seamless experience. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the Palm River Hotel!

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