Victoria Falls Bridge

Victoria Falls has previously been featured on A Stamp A Day but what about the famous bridge? The Victoria Falls Bridge crosses the Zambezi River just below Victoria Falls and is built over the Second Gorge of the falls. As the river is the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, the bridge links the two countries and has border posts on the approaches to both ends, at … Continue reading Victoria Falls Bridge

Southern Rhodesia #57 (1940)

Southern Rhodesia #57 (1940)

The Colony of Southern Rhodesia was a self-governing British Crown colony in southern Africa from 1923 to 1980, the predecessor state of modern Zimbabwe. In 1904, it had a total area of 143,830 square miles (372,518 square kilometers) and an estimated population of 6,605,764.  Most of the area is elevated, consisting of a central plateau (high veld) stretching from the southwest northwards. The extreme east portion … Continue reading Southern Rhodesia #57 (1940)

Southern Rhodesia #37A (1938)

Dr. Livingstone Views Victoria Falls

On November 16, 1855, Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone is believed to have been the first European to view Victoria Falls in southern Africa at the border of the present-day nations of Zambia and Zimbabwe from what is now known as Livingstone Island — one of two land masses in the middle of the Zambezi River, immediately upstream from the falls on the Zambian side. … Continue reading Dr. Livingstone Views Victoria Falls