The Victoria Falls can be accessed from the Zambia side of the falls, or the Zimbabwe side. The ‘town’ of Victoria Falls is on the Zimbabwe side, the town of Livingstone is on the Zambian side of the falls. Victoria Falls is one of the seven wonders of the world. David Livingstone, the Scottish missionary and early explorer, is the first European recorded to view the Falls — which he did from what is now known as ‘Livingstone Island’ in Zambia, the only land accessible in the middle of the falls. David Livingstone named ‘Victoria Falls’ in honour of the Queen. The local name of ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ means the ‘Smoke that Thunders’. Victoria Falls is recorded as having the largest sheet of falling water in the world.