The Devil's Font at Victoria Falls

The Devil's Font at Victoria Falls

Categories: Africa | Nature | Travel | Water

Victoria Falls, or "Thundering Smoke" is located in South Africa, on the Zambezi River, between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. One of the most popular features of the waterfall among tourists is the Devil's Font – a natural reservoir that is located at the very edge of the waterfall, which can be reached via Livingston Island in Zambia. When the water level in the river reaches a certain level in the period from September to December, the rocky barrier forms a "pool", which is very much loved by thrill seekers. Unfortunately, this pool is still the culprit of several deaths.

The Devil's Font at Victoria Falls

The Devil's Font at Victoria Falls

1. The Devil's Font. The photo was taken from Zimbabwe. (Photo by Bart Lapers)

The Devil's Font at Victoria Falls

2. Angela on the background of a rainbow on the edge of Victoria Falls in the Devil's Font. (Photo by Fritz Stugren)

The Devil's Font at Victoria Falls

3. Photo of the Devil's Font from Livingston Island. (Photo by Greg and Ashley)

The Devil's Font at Victoria Falls

4. Group photo on the edge of the waterfall. (Photo by Ferran Altimiras)

The Devil's Font at Victoria Falls

5. A desperate tourist named Angela. (Photo by Fritz Stugren)

The Devil's Font at Victoria Falls

6. Jason Shellcross on the edge of Victoria Falls. (Photo by Jason Shallcross)

The Devil's Font at Victoria Falls

7. The height of Victoria Falls is 108 meters. (Photo by Kate_macdonald_trip)

The Devil's Font at Victoria Falls

8. On the edge... (Photo by Hobo Suze)

The Devil's Font at Victoria Falls

9. The first European to see Victoria Falls was researcher David Livingston. He named it after Queen Victoria. (Photo by Mikomiao)

The Devil's Font at Victoria Falls

10. Victoria is the only waterfall in the world with more than 100 meters in height and more than a kilometer in width. (Photo by Ferran Altimiras)

The Devil's Font at Victoria Falls

11. Tourists love to come to the waterfall in the season when the water level in the Devil's Font is low enough to jump into it. Under the close supervision of guides, of course. (Photo by Jo Donaldson)

The Devil's Font at Victoria Falls

12. Victoria Falls is about twice as high as Niagara Falls and more than twice as wide as its main part ("Horseshoe"). (Photo by Aasny)

The Devil's Font at Victoria Falls

13. Falling water forms splashes and fog, which can rise to a height of 400 meters and above. The fog created by the waterfall is visible at a distance of up to 50 kilometers. (Photo by Aasny)

The Devil's Font at Victoria Falls

14. During the rainy season, more than 500 million liters of water per minute passes through the waterfall, because of the enormous force of the falling water, the spray rises hundreds of meters into the air. (Photo by CJthurman)

The Devil's Font at Victoria Falls

15. Would you like to swim in the Devil's Font on the edge of Victoria Falls? (Photo by Siena College Study Abroad)

The Devil's Font at Victoria Falls

16. Or jump into it? (Photo by Martin Callum)

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