Searching after hot new travel places ? Victoria Falls may be the place you are dreaming about. Also known as Livingstone Island, the Devil’s Pool has long been a spot adrenaline hunters seek out when visiting Victoria Falls. It’s the spot where you can literally hang over the edge of the falls and peer into the 103m abyss below. Because of the danger of hanging off the edge of a waterfall, access is limited to certain months of the year (when it is deemed safe with low water levels) and daily visitors as restricted to 12 at each time, with a maximum of 80 people per day. As it is located in Zambia, it will require you to take a day trips across the border to visit if you are staying in Zimbabwe.
So from the tame to the extreme, for those of you who are brave enough, bungee-jumping is definitely one of the top things to do in Victoria Falls if you want to test the fear factor to the max! Operated by the Zambezi Adrenaline Company, bungee jumping at Vic Falls involves throwing yourself off the bridge that straddles the Zimbabwe and Zambia border, diving head first into the canyon below, then bouncing back up and doing it all again! Shoestrings Backpackers is a little hostel well-located in the centre of Victoria Falls town and offering some great prices – especially if you opt for camping over a dorm or room! With a great bar area that gets pretty lively most evenings, you’re sure to make friends here as you laze by the pool or enjoy the shady garden area. Read additional info on Book Victoria Falls Trips.
A whole set of adventure-laden activities – ranging from bungee-jumping and whitewater rafting to abseiling and “gorge swinging” — have blossomed around the falls, the gorges below and the Zambezi River. A wide variety of accommodations, restaurants and shops have also sprung up on both sides of the falls and river, but the ultimate attraction remains the cascades themselves.
Bungee Jumping at Victoria Falls: Top of the Victoria Falls adventure activity list: bungee from Victoria Falls Bridge. Then freefall 111m, with Vic Falls nearby in the background. If anything is going to kick-start your adrenalin then it’s this bungee jump, one of the highest in the world! About 50 000 people safely jump off Vic Falls bridge every year. The safety record is 99.9% with one non-fatal accident in 2012. Bridge Swing off Victoria Falls Bridge: For a similar mega-rush to the bungee jump, but facing the right way up and secured in a harness, try the Bridge Swing. Then there’s the tandem bungee swing (bridge swing) into the gorge for double the fun. Find extra info on visitfalls.com.