The Smoke the Thunders

“The Smoke that Thunders” is a translation of what the local people call the Victoria Falls.

As the mighty Zambezi River in central Africa hurls itself into the deep abyss there is indeed the sound of thunder.

And the smoke? That is the spray going high into the sky like real smoke from a long line of fires. This “smoke” can be seen from miles away.

The spray coming down creates a 24/7 rain forest where you get drenched without a rain coat.

One of the wonders of the world? Of course! But I am biased. This magnificent display of nature’s power is in the land where I was born: Southern Rhodesia (since renamed Zimbabwe).

I first saw the smoke and heard the thunder when I was 9 years old in 1953.

I will never forget seeing it for the first time.

What a wonderful experience.What a wonderful country.

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