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WATER LEVELS AT VICTORIA FALLS ARE RISING FAST

Posted: January 20, 2016

 

 

After all the social media talk about water disappearing from Victoria Falls in the last few months, Africa Albida is happy to report that the water levels are now rising and the falls are returning to their former glory.

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Victoria Falls Safari Lodge co-founder Ross Kennedy says that regardless of water levels, Victoria Falls is a year-round natural wonder.

“Like any piece of beautiful art, you can look at and admire it at different times of the day, light, season, and year from different angles. In this case you can do that from two countries, and appreciate different virtues and attributes of this incredible world wonder,” Mr Kennedy says. “High or low water, Victoria Falls offers utterly different splendour, majesty, raw beauty and power – and so perhaps should in fact be a TWICE in your lifetime experience – to see them both!”

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Images began circulating late last year claiming that the falls were drying up permanently, and those pictures were subsequently shared virally all over the internet. But this occurrence was very much in line with the norm, and since Christmas the water has been rising consistently— about half a centimetre per day.

Here are the images comparing the levels just a month apart:

Aerial image of Victoria Falls taken on 4 December 2015

Aerial image of Victoria Falls taken on 4 December 2015

Aerial image of Victoria Falls taken on 15 January 2016

Aerial image of Victoria Falls taken on 15 January 2016

By April the torrent will have reached its usual peak and Victoria Falls will be back to the height of its splendour.

The experience of Victoria Falls varies widely depending on the time of year you visit. Seeing the falls at the height of the flood is a wet affair, and the mist and spray are so large in some parts that you can barely see the falls. In the dry season, you can see the full structure of the gorge and the visibility is far better.

There is no better or worse time to visit. In fact, we would recommend you see it in all its stages. It’s always a wonderful experience.

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