Top activities and attractions in Victoria Falls
Searching for cool new travel places ? Victoria Falls may be the location you are thinking 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.
It’s getting more scary as we go along, with the Zip Lining definitely up there as one of the most wild things to do in Victoria Falls! This one is run by the company Wild Horizons and after the Flying Fox, it’s the next step up! Also known as the Foofie Slide, Zip Lining works on largely the same premise as the Flying Fox, except the highwire is angled and you speed high across the canyon at around 100km/hr! The most hardcore (and the most insane!) of all the highwire activities on offer, in a gorge swing your harness is attached to a rope, which is attached to the middle of a cable that runs across the full width of the gorge. Find extra info at Book Victoria Falls Hotels.
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.
White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River: One of the best places in the world for white water rafting, this is a not-to-be-missed adventure activity at Vic Falls. The British Canoe Union has ranked the Zambezi at Victoria Falls as Grade 5 river rafting with: “extremely difficult, long and violent rapids, steep gradients, big drops and pressure areas”. Whitewater rafting down the Zambezi is definitely an adrenaline-inducing experience! Choose from half-day to full- or multi-day rafting trips down the Zambezi River. You’ll be navigating some of the best rapids in the world in the famous Batoka Gorge! The best time to go white water rafting at Vic Falls is between July and February when the water levels are low. Whitewater rafting operations close shop around April to May depending on the rains. Discover more details at https://visitfalls.com/.