Among Africa's most spectacular natural wonders, Victoria Falls ranks as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. (Others include the Grand Canyon, Mount Everest and the Great Barrier Reef.) The falls average over 300 feet (100 m) in height and stretch over one mile (1,688 m) from the Zambian side to the Zimbabwe side, and both countries share the falls. At peak river levels about 200 million gallons (750 million liters) of water fall over the precipice every minute.
Ever-present at Victoria Falls is a perpetual rainbow created from billowing mists shooting up from the depths of the chasm. On nights of the full moon, a lucky visitor will spot the rare "Moonlight Rainbow."