The Victoria Falls are a waterfall on River Zambezi. The Waterfall is located in southern Africa on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Victoria Falls were first viewed in 1855, and were named in honour of Queen Victoria of Britain.
Why they are special: While the Victoria Falls may not be the widest or highest waterfall in the world, based on their width and height, they are said to the largest sheet of falling water in the world. Twice in size to the Niagara Falls, the Victoria Falls have shown evidence of civilization around it, dating back 3 million years. Also known as the Mosi-oa-Tunya (meaning the smoke that thunders), the Victoria Falls measure a total of 355 feet in height.