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9 'undiscovered' places filled with tourists

By: Josh Lew on Aug. 20, 2014, 1:27 p.m.
Victoria Falls

Photo: Jeremy T. Hetzel/Flickr

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Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe

Tucked between Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is twice the height of Niagara Falls. It is also very wide, rivaling South America's Iguazu Falls when it comes to overall size (height plus width). Victoria is an undeniably impressive attraction, and it draws hordes of tourists, who can also take part in adventure activities like rafting, safaris, jet-boating and even bungee jumping.

Package tourists arrive from both Namibia and South Africa by bus, train and even plane — at the small airport in Livingstone, Zambia, adjacent to the falls, and an even busier air hub on the Zimbabwe side of the border. During the high season (about April), you can expect to see lots of camera-toting tourists on both sides of the falls and a steady stream of sightseeing planes and microlight aircraft buzzing overhead. Even today, the waterfall is impressive, but the atmosphere is certainly not the same as when Livingstone first set eyes on it.