So the Easter holiday was last weekend, which was a long weekend. Easter for me, is a time of refreshement and renewal. A time set aside from my everyday work and routines. A time to be introspective and to look inward spiritually.
So I went to what is officially one of my favourite places in Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls. Not only did I have a restful weekend away from the busy city life of Harare but I felt thoroughly cleansed and refreshed from the waters of the Zambezi River.
The Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya meaning the smoke that thunders) is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It is not the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world but it is claimed to be the largest because it forms the largest sheet of falling water in the world. The falls are at the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, but most of the view of the falls can be seen from the Zimbabwean side.
I went at the time when the volume of water in the Zambezi River is very high, so there was a lot of water, mist and rain falling in the rainforest, hence the raincoats. The water from the falls is believed to have healing and rejuvenating properties in many religions. It makes sense when you see God’s hand in creating this masterpiece.
The falls are absolutely magnificent, and photos don’t do it justice. It’s a sight one must see at least once in their lifetime.
*Note: all pictures shown in this post belong to the author.