In prehistoric times, the Zambezi River flowed southward in the area of what is now Victoria Falls, but a nearby volcano’s eruption changed all of that. The river now flows eastward, as it cascades around a pad of lava laid down by the volcano, cutting a chasm enjoyed by thousands every year.
Our pilot announced, “Passengers on the right side can see smoke on the horizon …. ”
It was actually the mist rising from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and we were about 50 miles away.