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Devil's pool | by Zsuzsa Poór
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Devil's pool

Livingstone Island, Zambia


Devil's Pool is adjacent to the famous Livingstone Island situated on the edge of the Victoria Falls.


During the drier months of the year, May to October, it is possible to walk along the lip of the falls. This can only be done from the Zambian side. After thousands of years of erosion, many rock pools have formed and one of them has formed right on the very edge of the sheer drop.


Over 500 million litres of water a minute cascade over the almost 2km wide falls, causing a deafening and spectacular explosion of spray which can be seen 30 miles away. This is why it is known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or The Smoke that Thunders.


You can find guides who will take you on the Zambian side, at the entrance to the Falls.


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Taken on October 25, 2011