The Smoke That Thunders At Victoria Falls

THE only thing between these daring travellers and the 100-metre drop of the world’s largest waterfall is a slimy rock lip.

No, this isn’t clever photo trickery. It is called the Devil’s Pool — and tourists are loving it.

 These daring travellers sit on the edge of a 100-metre drop of the world’s largest waterfall>Rex Features>
These daring travellers sit on the edge of a 100-metre drop of the world’s largest waterfall

The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.” #wanttoseetheworld #makeyourimpact #mylivingstone

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Travel is supposed to push your limits but this takes the phrase “living life on the edge” to a whole new meaning.

The Devil’s Pool is created each year at the fringes of Victoria Falls in Zambia during the dry season.

From mid August to mid January, the dry season reduces water levels to create the rock pool, which has come to be known the “ultimate infinity pool”.

When the water levels drop, the natural rock walls created after thousands of years of erosion come close enough to the surface.

 This area of Victoria Falls is called the Devil’s Pool — and tourists are loving it>Rex Features>
This area of Victoria Falls is called the Devil’s Pool — and tourists are loving it

They form a barrier to stop swimmers being washed off the cliff with the 500 million litres of water a minute that cascade over the edge.

For the rest of the year, Zambia’s tourism website states, “anyone foolish enough to enter the waters would be instantly swept to their deaths”.

Those who have been brave enough to enter the Devil’s Pool say it is “exhilarating” and “majestic”.

The view from the edge is described as breathtaking and the force of the Zambezi flowing past you and crashing down over the precipice is described as thrilling.

В реальности чего угодно можно убедиться, поработав пальчиком — нажав на геолокацию. А то очень грустно жить в мире без розовых озёр, радуг и видов, от которых лёгкие добровольно капитулируют и отказываются функционировать. Это тот самый бассейн на краю водопада, открытый только в период засухи, в остальные десять месяцев о нем ничего не слышно от рева воды, летящей стометровку вниз. Слева Зимбабве, где-то посередине сплошное волшебство, а моя попа на Замбийской стороне — даже будучи подготовленным геотегами к этой красоте, чувствуешь, как внутри всё сжимается в такие моменты. #юare

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Victoria Falls, which has been named as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, is classified as the world’s largest waterfall

Victoria Falls, which has been named as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, is classified as the world’s largest waterfall because of its combined width of 1.24 miles and height of 100m.

The height causes a spectacular explosion of spray which can be seen almost 31 miles away, which is why it is known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or the Smoke that Thunders.

This story originally appeared on news.com.au.

Swimming in the most dangerous pool in the world was one of the most incredible moments of this trip! ☠️💦 @fotoemovimento @mariafbv #devilspool #victoriafalls #zambia #livingstoneisland #africa #beautifuldestination #keeptraveling #wanderlust

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Source : https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/4723501/is-this-the-most-terrifying-tourist-attraction-ever-travellers-are-flocking-to-the-edge-of-the-worlds-largest-waterfall-to-take-pictures/

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