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A Thrill Seeker's Guide to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

A very much in-love couple who have a dream of travel and wanderlust, trying to see all 195 countries of the world.

1. Devils Pool.

This option is only available at a certain time of the year when the water- levels are not too high. The Pool is usually open between mid-August and mid-January - depending on Zambezi water levels, and this is something exclusive to the Victoria Falls. What happens in this activity is that you will be swimming in a natural pool of water at the edge of a waterfall with a combined width of 1,708 meters (5,604 ft.) and height of 108 meters (354 ft.), resulting in the world's largest sheet of falling water. Over the years the waterfall has eroded the soft limestone rock positioned just behind the lip of the waterfall, creating a pool, as the pool enlarges over time the current becomes stronger. If this doesn't get your tingly senses going I'm not sure what will. Something like this takes immense will power to do, you cant believe how your hands will shake on your way up to the pool. Its completely safe, but it truly feels as if your life is slipping away as the fast paced current pulls you closer and closer to the edge.


2. Bungee Jump from the Bridge overlooking the Gorge.

A bungee Jump off the famous Victoria Falls Bridge leads to an experience of 111 meters of free-fall and four seconds of pure adrenalin! If the rush of this bungee isn’t enough, its been rated one of the top 10 most beautiful bungee experiences on the planet. As the free fall begins you will notice that you are in fact plummeting toward the intense rapids of the mighty Zambezi river down below. The gushing water beneath you and the enormous cliffs on either side of you will have you feeling the strangest combination of awe and dread colliding together in your adrenaline filled head rush. We can promise that it will feel like the longest four seconds of your life, and once completed it will be the 15th tallest bungee jump in the world. To do this bungee jump you need to be at least fifteen years old, and preferably have a sense of adventure. You will notice that one side of the bridge you have a view of the gorge that snakes along a one hundred and twenty kilometer path way. The other side of the bridge has a view of the mighty waterfall and the mist it sprays will in fact cool you down if you are standing on the bridge.

The Bridge from Afar.

The Bridge from Afar.

Getting Sprayed on by the Waterfall.

Getting Sprayed on by the Waterfall.

3. White Water Rafting.

We woke up at around five thirty in the morning to be on the water just after sunrise. I thought I wouldn't be able to keep my eyes open but the reality of going through the Boiling Pot shot straight through to the bone, waking me up in an instant. The rapids of the mighty Zambezi are mostly recognized as the wildest and biggest grade 5 white water rafting on the planet, and happens to be of the most breathtakingly gorgeous places to raft. The series of rapids are broken up by a peaceful flow and paddle along the inside of the gorge, for after each rapid we at least have a few meters to a kilometer of time to recover and energize for the next rapid. One hundred and twenty kilometers would have me dead I'm sure, and we were so grateful to find out we weren't paddling even half of that length, in fact we only went about twenty three or so kilometers of the one hundred and twenty kilometer gorge. Painfully we must admit the hardest part of the entire nineteen rapids and their rushing waves creating level four and five rapids, was the walk back out of the gorge. The walk out is equivalent to climbing a 70-storey building, and it was steep. Thrilling, horrifying, and wonderous is how we would explain this activity, its not for the faint of heart. Each new rapid is equipped with its own set of glorious waves and names, names such as Stairway to Heaven, The Terminator, The Washing Machine, Judgement Day, Devils Toilet Bowl, Oblivion, and Morning Glory, give you an idea of what to expect. Mid afternoon swings around and a five hour nap later we found ourselves waking up for food. Just to go back to sleep afterward.


4. Gorge Swing

70 meters of free falling is no joke, but this is by far a better route to take if you are too afraid to do the bungee. Your harness is upright and so you will be in a sitting position the entire time, it also helps that the distance to fall is shorter. The free fall is allegedly three seconds long, but the actual time taken to complete the swing is longer, and the view is equally as stunning. The length of the swing itself is 95m long and 120m above the water, with a 70 meter free fall you will feel like you are going to end up in the water and just as you fear for your life the swing arcs up toward the sky leaving you breathless and amazed. After your swing you can enjoy a refreshing drink at the lookout café (mainly to calm the shake in your hands), and watch other people do the crazy thing you just did.


5. Crocodile Cage Diving.

Imagine two sixteen foot crocodiles circling you in the crispiest clear blue water, where every detail is so clearly visible. It was surprising how safe this activity actually is, you wouldn't think so with these incredible predators circling around you. The cage dive can be done from the Elephants Walk Shopping Center and the guides are so full of knowledge. Seeing a crocodile up close is scary, but just imagine seeing them up close under the water, where they are most comfortable (and you are not). Every tooth, scar, and scale within touching distance. We can promise that this is a sight to see, and having a go-pro or action camera will take this experience to a whole new level.


This list of our top five for adrenaline junkies was perfect for us, containing heights, water - sport, and dangerous encounters that feel life threatening. We hope you enjoyed this list and we really do hope you get to experience the majesty of the great and wonderful Victoria Falls.

© 2020 Demi and Mickey

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Hettie Geldenhuys on October 04, 2020:

So inspired by Demi & Mickey story of love & adventure ♡ l can't wait to read more...l wish you both an amazing life forward..may God protect you every step of the way..

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