Facts about the three waterfalls, which one do you choose?


Victoria Falls vs Iguazu falls and Niagara Falls, the Victoria Falls is one of the world’s most well-known falls however, it is not in its own league there are also some of the most visited falls around the world. Victoria Falls vs Iguazu falls and Niagara Falls, most people who have visited either falls want to know how these Falls compare to the each other . People often ask questions like I have visited Iguazu falls and Niagara falls is it worth to visit the Victoria Falls also?, I have visited one of the falls is it worth to visit the other?. Others ask about the differences between these falls and a lot other questions. Due to the Following questions that we often encounter from people we did a comprehensive research to try and shed more light about these three that is Victoria Falls vs Iguazu Falls and Niagara Falls.

To those who have never visited either of the falls it is proper to begin by a brief description of the falls. The Victoria Fall are found in Southern Africa between Zimbabwe and Zambia. The waterfall forms the border between the two countries. The river between these two countries is called the Zambezi River which also is host to the falls. The Victoria Falls are well known to be the largest curtain of falling water in the world, they are 108 miters high, 1708 meters wide, and m3/s is their volume per second flow rate units for more information about the Victoria Falls click this link. Their mean annual flow rate is 1088 and their highest recorded flow is 12600.Due to these facts many people want to know how the Victoria Falls vs Iguazu Falls and Niagara falls are compared.

Iguazu falls

The Iguazu falls are located on the Border of Argentina and Brazil like Victoria Falls they are a UNESCO world heritage site. The Iguazu Falls are 64-82 miters high ,2700 meters wide that is 992 meters wide than the Victoria Falls. There flow rate units is m3/s (volumes per second).There mean annual flow rate is 1745 that is 657 more than the Victoria Falls and their highest recorded flow is 12792 which is 192 more than the Victoria Falls. All these answers always come when people want to know more about Victoria Falls vs Iguazu Falls and Niagara Falls.

niagara falls

The Niagara Falls are one of the world’s most well-known falls. They are located on the Border of Canada and United States of America. When one thinks about these falls the fact of come into play whereby most people always ask how the Victoria Falls vs Iguazu Falls and Niagara Falls are different to each other. The Niagara Falls are 51 meters high that is they are 57 miters shorter than the Victoria Falls and  13-31 miters shorter than Iguazu Falls. They are 1203 meters wide that is 505 miters less that the Victoria Falls and 1497 less than Iguazu Falls. The flow rate which is measured in volumes per second is the same that is m3/s units. Their mean annual flow rate is 2406 that is 1318 more than the Victoria Falls and 661 more than Iguazu Falls. The highest recorded flow of the Niagara Falls is 8264 that is 4336 less than the Victoria falls and 4528 less than Iguazu Falls.

Victoria Falls vs Iguazu Falls and Niagara Falls inforgraphic

From the facts above it is clear that in terms of measurements the Iguazu Falls are slightly more than the Victoria Falls in many aspects, however there are some aspects that make the Victoria Falls the largest water falls the world like it consists of many sub falls, its spray can rise 400m and seen 48km away, this only happens in Victoria Falls only. Apart from having the highest mean annual flow the Niagara Falls are outnumbered by the other two falls in many aspects.


As per our pre-occupation we researched on how these three falls differ from each other in terms of adventure and activities. Most people argue that the Iguazu falls are ideal for bird watching and topic nature lovers. The Victoria Falls are ideal to wildlife and game lovers, thus those who wish to experience the big five can be thrilled and find satisfaction .Moreover, the Iguazu falls have their own unique tropical flora and fauna and boosts of more than 500 bird species. On other hand the Victoria falls are well known as a place where human coexists with wildlife, sporting animals in Victoria Falls is not an issue because most animals roam freely around the town and on most hotels animals are often seen grazing on the lawns moreover, the Victoria falls are surrounded by great national parks from the Victoria falls national park up to the Chobe national park in Botswana. 

Adventure In Victoria Falls

In terms of adventure and hair raising activities. Iguazu Falls offers Kayaking, Zip lining, grand adventure boat ride, excursion across the devil’s throat pool and other minor activities. The Niagara Falls has also some high adrenaline pumping activities like don rain ponchos, hoping aboard the maid of the mist and sail up the falls, it has also has other  minor activities. Being from Victoria Falls ourselves we can testify that the reputation which has been earned by Victoria Falls as the adventure capital of world is true because it offers a lot of adventure activities and these are not just simple adventure activities but are high adrenaline pumping adventure activities they include Swimming in the devil’s pool, bungee jumping, Zip lining, white water rafting, canoeing, gorge swings and many more.

These are some of the facts that arise between the Victoria Falls vs Iguazu falls and Niagara Falls comparison. You can click the following links to know more about the adventure activities and more information about the Victoria Falls. For more about Iguazu Falls click this link and for Niagara Falls click this link.

Adventure in Iguazu Falls

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