Victoria Falls is most well known for being the largest sheet of falling water and with that, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. During the dry season, however, Victoria Falls’ waters dip drastically in comparison to the roaring ‘Smoke that Thunders’ that you see in the travel brochures. That’s not to say it’s not worth visiting of course, in fact it’s the only chance to experience arguably the world’s most exciting natural infinity pool, right at the edge of the iconic Falls!
Devils Pool and Livingstone Island
Based at the top of Victoria Falls sits Livingstone Island, where David Livingstone first set eyes on The Falls. A short boat ride takes you over to the island where you can walk across the top and admire the view or better so, swim in the natural rock pool and have your photo taken you sit amongst the running water just inches away from the 103m drop.
You can choose to visit the island for breakfast, lunch and high tea and be treated with complementary good quality food and refreshments with views of the gorge as well as have a guided walk whereby you can learn about the history of the Falls.
Two ways to view the Falls from above
Another activity to tick off the bucket list during your visit is to view the Falls from a completely unique perspective, above, via helicopter or microlight. It’s a fascinating opportunity to see how the Falls are formed from both the Zambia and Zimbabwe side without having to cross the border! A 15 minute flight circuits over The Falls, offering superb views from every angle. A 30 minute flight takes you over the gorge below The Falls, skimming above the rapids of the Zambezi River and finishes off by flying over the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park in the hope of spotting some of Zambia’s big game.
Feeling a little more adventurous? Opt for a Microlight flight instead and experience a more exhilarating and private view as you soar above the Falls, just you and your pilot. You can embark on both short and long flights as per helicopter flights but long flights do not go down into the gorge, they fly overhead instead to uncover utterly breathtaking views.
Satisfy your inner adrenaline junkie
Victoria Falls is the adventure capital so there’s plenty to do to get your blood pumping whilst admiring the spectacular surrounding landscape. Starting at the Batoka gorges, just 3km from the Falls, you can abseil, swing and then zipline your way through to the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge where the real adrenaline kicks in. The bridge offers 111 metres of pure adrenalin and marks the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, making it one of the most unique bungee jumps in the world, literally diving from one country to the other. The bridge adventure base also offers ziplining and a tandem gorge swing.
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