Sunset in the Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia has some of the most breath taking views you'll ever encounter on the African continent, if not the world. The massive sheet of falling water and the spray it produces is mesmerizing to say the least. The nearby Victoria Falls National Park and the towns of Victoria Falls and Livingstone offer additional pleasures to the discerning visitor. The Victoria Falls is one of the most popular attractions in Southern Africa, where you can explore the African wilderness as Dr. Livingstone did so many years ago. Getting to and from Victoria Falls is a breeze as the Victoria Falls Airport accommodates flights from Johannesburg, Windhoek, Harare and Bulawayo. There are plans to expand the runway to accommodate bigger planes, which in turn could mean direct flights from overseas destinations such as Europe and the Americas. There is decent transfer services usually arranged by the lodges and your journey should be safe and sound. The Victoria Falls has many features that will keep you entertained and amused. The Devil's Pool, on the Zambian side is one of the craziest things you can ever do. On the very edge of the Victoria Falls there is a rock wall that creates a pool that you can swim in when the current isn't too strong. You can peak over to the 108 meter drop just below the edge. Its as amazing as its nerve wrecking. The Victoria Falls and the spray it produces sustains a ecosystem that supports many animals and plants. Scottish missionary David Livingstone first heard about Victoria Falls, known as Mosi-oa-Tunya, four years before he arrived there. The area was a sacred site for the Batoka and other local tribes. On 17 November 1855, Chief Sekeletu of the Makololo paddled Livingstone to an island in the Zambezi, known as Goat Island. Although the water was low at the time, Livingstone still felt a "tremor of fear" as he approached the wall of spray. Gazing down into the churning chasm below must have been a heartstopping experience (you can still make your way out to the island, now called Livingstone Island, from the Zambian Side during the dry season). Rumours that a Portuguese man beat him to it have little evidence. Livingstone described what he saw: "No one can imagine the beauty of the view from anything witnessed in England. It had never been seen before by European eyes; but scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight."