Thursday, December 21, 2006
Nothing can prepare any man for Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Mosi-oa-Tunya, the smoke that thunders. While you are still pocketing your entrance ticket, your words will disappear into the air as over ten million litres of water a second plunge 100 km over the edge. From before you catch your first sight of torrents, you will be soaked with spray - this is no time for modesty. And then the glory of the falls themselves - sheets of endless water thundering into the Zambezi below. But yet more amazing than all this is the lunar rainbow. At the rising of the full moon the park will stay open late, and above one of the world's natural wonders, on the border of two African nations, you can see a shimmering spectrum of colours.