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Rappelling /Abseiling in Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia

Batoka Gorge's length:
135 km/83 mi long
Batoka Gorge's depth:
125 m/410 ft deep
Ability Level:
Advanced+
The Zambezi River, the natural border line between Zambia and Zimbabwe, is widely known as a unique playground for many extreme activities and sports. Lately abseiling has become very popular here.

The stunning Batoka Gorge is actually a chain of many other rocky, small gorges alongside the great Zambezi River leading to Kariba Lake. The flowed water had carved the shape of these cliffs, creating excellent natural arenas for abseiling.

In the middle of this breathtaking backdrop, you can challenge yourself trying to descent the steep cliffs of 75 m/246 ft high. The magnificent Zambezi River flows under your feet with the sound of its purling waters reaching the top of the Gorge. The scenery justifies the effort and the hard work. Very well certified  instructors ensure your safety and facilitate your task. For the way back, you can choose to walk upwards or to make the same route by the rope. Alternatively rap jumping, gorge swinging and high wiring are offered. During the effort there are selected rest points.

The Zambezi abseiling experience makes you feel the excitement of being within the bowels of the earth. Abseiling in Zambezi River, in Batoka Gorge, is a demanding task requiring very good health and physical condition, but at the end of the day it will be a superb remembrance of your ability.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Livingstone Airport
16km/9.95mi, 17mins
Follow Libala Dr. towards south. Merge onto Mosi-Oa-Tunya / T1. Entering Zimbabwe. Continue onto Bridge Crossing Over Liwunga River.
BY AIR
Harry Mwanga Nkumbula, formerly Livingstone International Airport (LVI),
16km/9.95mi, 17mins
BY TRAIN

The area is not served by rail network.

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If you are interested in trying out this amazing sport in this spot press the request button so as to give you more information and prices.

BOOKING REQUEST
Chobe Safari, Victoria Falls Livingstone
/ Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Chobe National Park in northwest Botswana has one of the largest game concentrations in the African continent. The Chobe National Park provides the chance to see any and all of the big game species including elephant, leopard, buffalo, lion, giraffe, hippo and kudu. This is also the country’s first national park. This tour departs daily with clients transferred to the Kazungula border where their Botswana guide will meet them. From there they proceed straight to the river where they will spend the morning viewing game along the Chobe River. The morning cruise ends at around 12:30 p.m, and clients are then taken to a hotel on the riverbank for lunch at no extra charge. After lunch, clients board safari vehicles for an afternoon game drive in the Chobe National Park where they will have the opportunity to enjoy a great abundance of wildlife. After their game drive, they are taken back to the Kazungula border where they will be met with their Zimbabwean guide for the return transfer to Victoria Falls, arriving at approximately 6:30 p.m.

 

 

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$ 170
Hwange Safari (Overnight), Victoria Falls Livingstone  
/ Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Located in the southwest of Zimbabwe, Hwange National Park is the largest National Park in the country, covering more than 14,600 km2 (5,863 mi2) or 1,460,000 ha. Hwange National Park is really a great game park, it’s genuine Africa, not filled with tourists in minibuses crowding around a lion kill as one might expect in Chobe National Park or even the Kruger. It’s a wilderness with some of the best game viewing you can experience anywhere in the continent, yet so few tourists in comparison. You will spend the overnight in Gwango lodge / Sikumi Tree Lodge which is located near the Park. There are numerous pumped waterholes and pans around Main Camp and the area is rich in game. We provide game drives, first one being the day of arrival from 3.30pm till 6.30pm & early morning drive which is good for sporting cats. After that we do our check out and drive back to Victoria falls.

Price includes 2 game drives, transfer to & from Hwange, Accommodation, Mineral Water & Drinks during Safari & Breakfast.

Not Included: National Park Fees $20 per person (Bring it on the day of the tour please)

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$ 350
Rafting Overnight: 2 Days, Victoria Falls Livingstone
/ Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Arrival Day
Guests should be in Victoria Falls Village at least one day before the first day of the raft trip as pre-departure briefings are held one day prior. This will give you a chance to meet your raft guides, discuss the adventure, ask any last minute questions and also get things like dry bags and sleeping bags.
Not included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 1 Rafting
Guests should breakfast at their hotel prior to pick up at 9 am and then will be driven to our office where the river safety briefing is held. The first part of any rafting experience is very much a learning exercise followed by Swimming Under The Spry Of The Victoria Falls, however today there is no gradual build up; this 28 km stretch on day one is by far the wildest section of river that will be covered on the 3-day trip including many class 5 rapids. Some of the rapids on day one include Morning Glory, Land of The Giants, Stairway to Heaven and The Devil’s Toilet Bowl .
We will reach our beach campsite at rapid #21 at about 4 pm
Included: Lunch, dinner

Day 2 Rafting
We rise as the sun illuminates the towering walls above, to the smell of bacon and eggs on the fire. Then, with all the equipment once more stowed securely for the voyage down stream, and get ready to raft about 4 km with some class 2 to 4 rapids.
Included: Breakfast & drinks

What’s Included:

All camping equipment such as tents, sleeping bags and sleeping mats
All meals such as breakfast, lunch and dinner
Mineral water & purified water, soft drinks, beers and wines
Video and photographer on the trip with optional to purchase DVD after the trip

What’s not included:

National park fees $10 per person

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$ 325
Micro Light Flight, Victoria Falls Livingstone
/ Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Feel the power of the falls, seeing it up close and personal. Micro lights provide unique and literally breathtaking views of the falls and the spectacular gorge that the Zambezi river has carved into the surrounding landscape over many thousands of years. Both 15 and 30 min flights are available with a wing-mounted camera that is operated by the pilot during this spectacular flight. Images can be purchased after the flight. You can only do this activity on the Zambian side.

15mins -Normal Price $190

30mins -Normal Price $290

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$ 190
30mins - Normal Price $290
Rafting Zambezi River, Victoria Falls Livingstone
/ Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Full Description of your tour & itinerary

You will be pick up from your hotel between 7am -7.30am, a mini breakfast will be provided – tea / coffee & toast bread. Once you arrive at our office you will be asked to do some paper work and an initial briefing from one of our guides. Please wear light clothing that you don’t mind getting wet – including footwear. Bring sunscreen.

Depending on the season, if doing a Full Stretch rafting, you will jump into our jeeps and drive only 5 minutes to the top or the canyon but if its High Water (Half Stretch) rafting, you will drive around 15km to the river. Once you get to the top of the canyon you will be given life-jackets, helmets, wind breaker if raining & a paddle if opted for paddle raft. You then have a full safety briefing from the head guide. Following the safety briefing you will begin the steep climb down into the gorge, and then along the bottom of the gorge to the put-in point. Once you get at the bottom of the canyon your guide will allocate you some positions & do a practice in a pool first.

The epic adventure will then begin. If low water (August – December) you will start your 23km/14mi journey over 19km/12mi most of which are grade 4 or 5. Higher water rafting (usually Jan-mid/end March and again June-July) may clip some rapids and overall distance of about 18km/11mi.

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Be aware rafting may close April-May – but this is subject to water levels.

You now have a steep climb out of the gorge and you need a reasonable level of fitness – just take your time. At the top, cold beers, vegs, braai await & drive back.

Inclusions

Buffet lunch included
Free drinks included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Tea / Coffee with toast break in the morning
Mineral water during rafting
Professional local guide through out
All rafting gear – life vets, helmets, paddles and rain jackets

Exclusions

Rafting shoes, rafting shorts
National park fees $10 per person

Bring Sunscreen lotion, and your medication if you are on so that our guides can keep it safe and dry inside our first aid kits and dry bags. DO NOT TAKE ANYTHING THAT YOU DO NOT WANT TO LOSE OR GET WET! We recommend that you leave everything with our drivers at top of the canyon or in your hotel room.

Fitness

You will have climb in and out of the steep gorge – you don’t need to be superfit at all for this activity, but do need a reasonable level of fitness – just take your time

What to Wear

Nylon swim trunks, river sandals or old tennis shoes and swimsuits are great for rafting. Try to stay away from anything cotton if possible. Hats are good for sunny days and for those rare overcast or cool days a fleece pullover, a wool hat and socks and a windbreaker would be a great way to stay warm. Please note: Cotton WILL NOT keep you warm when it is wet.

Skills Prior

Rafting experience is not required on most of our trips. The majority of people who join our expeditions are first time rafters. You’ll receive a detailed safety talk before getting on the river, and it will cover every aspect of your river adventure. Once trained, your crew can work in harmony with their guide to maneuver a raft in the most challenging rapids. It’s only natural for you to be apprehensive about running rivers, however our staff is specially trained to address your concerns and prepare you for an experience you’ll never forget.
We offers a river trip to satisfy all types of adventurous individuals. We welcome anyone, young or old, in reasonable physical condition. Age requirements vary depending on the trip. Persons who are extremely overweight should try and meet our Trip leader the day before the trip to size the Class V Life jacket first. If you or a member of your group are pregnant or have special health or physical considerations, please call our office and consult a physician for recommendation.

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LOW WATER RUN – FULL DAY $150 / HALF DAY AM $140 (Rapids 1-10) / HALF DAY PM $140 (Rapids 11-21)
Full Stretch:
Pick up: 07:30 am
Drop off: between 14:30hrs and 15:30 hrs
Rapids done: #1-19 (26km)

Months: approx August to December.

Half Stretch:
Pick up: 07:30 am / 12:30 pm
Drop off: between 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm
Drop off: between 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm
Rapids done:  #1-10 (10km)

HIGH WATER RUN – HALF DAY $120 (Rapids 11-23) / HALF DAY $110 (Rapids 14-28)
Pick up: 07:50 am
Drop off: between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm
Rapids done: #11-24 or # 15- 28 (19 & 16km)

Months: approx January through July.

We offer extra 5km compared to other companies on the Zambezi River when its high water rafting from rapid #15

 

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$ 140
LOW WATER RUN - FULL DAY $150 / HALF DAY AM $140 (Rapids 1-10) / HALF DAY PM $140 (Rapids 11-21) - HIGH WATER RUN - HALF DAY $120 (Rapids 11-23) / HALF DAY $110 (Rapids 14-28)
Hydrospeeding / River Boarding, Victoria Falls Livingstone
/ Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Hydrospeeding / River Boarding is a fun way to challenge those huge rapids with flippers and a boogie board. It’s just you against the mighty Zambezi. Not all rapids are suitable to boogie board, so the day is combined with rafting to put you in the best surfing spots on this magnificent river.

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$ 180
Rafting Overnight: 5 Days, Victoria Falls Livingstone
/ Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Arrival Day

Guests should be in Victoria Falls Village at least one day before the first day of the raft trip as pre-departure briefings are held one day prior. This will give you a chance to meet your raft guides, discuss the adventure, ask any last minute questions and also get things like dry bags and sleeping bags.

Not included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 1 Rafting

Guests should breakfast at their hotel prior to pick up at 9a.m and then will be driven to our office where the river safety briefing is held. The first part of any rafting experience is very much a learning exercise followed by Swimming Under The Spry Of The Victoria Falls, however today there is no gradual build up; this 28 km stretch on day one is by far the wildest section of river that will be covered on the 3-day trip including many class 5 rapids. Some of the rapids on day one include Morning Glory, Land of The Giants, Stairway to Heaven, and The Devil’s Toilet Bowl .We will reach our beach campsite at rapid#21 at about 4pm.

Included: Lunch, dinner

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Day 2 Rafting

We rise as the sun illuminates the towering walls above, to the smell of bacon and eggs on the fire. Then, with all the equipment once more stowed securely for the voyage down stream, and a long day ahead of us , we cast off into a world of scenes of remarkable beauty and exhilarating action. It’s a hard working evening with two portaging around Moemba Falls. We arrive at the Dam site around 4pm where we will have the second portage and camp right by the falls.

Included: All meals

Day 3 Rafting

We will have a relaxed morning, downstream the towering waves of Ghost rider, the biggest commercially run-able roller coaster wave train in the World. In the original exploratory trip on the Zambezi one of the rafters opted not to run the rapid and pushed his empty boat off into the current. The sight of the empty raft successfully running the rapid in the twilight (after two others had flipped) inspired him to name the rapid Ghost rider. After surviving the Ghost rider rapid it will be the time to open our cooler boxes full of beers and start drinking as we will be drifting down small rapids. We get to camp at about 16:00 after travelling about 20 km.

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Day 4 Rafting

There is no rush on this day and after breakfast, rigging the boats and a late departure from camp, we paddle past a set of small rapids before negotiating a more technical rapid named Asleep At The Wheel, and then drift into camp! After departing camp we drift past Fish Eagle’s nests, negotiate rapids – Bismark’s Territory (home to a particularly large crocodile named Bismark!) Wave Train, Jay Bay (similar to Jeffrey’s Bay in South Africa – a popular surfing place), and Smugglers Camp. This is the biggest fisherman’s village encountered during the 6 day trip and the villagers are happy to show us around, giving us a glimpse of the astonishingly simple and uncomplicated lifestyle, totally free from the modern urban world we left behind some days ago.

Day 5 Rafting

The river really changes character. Basalt rocks give way to grassy banks and the grunts of vocal hippopotamus carry across the water. Our rafts drift past islands in the river, basking crocodiles and havens for Egyptian Geese. After a couple of hours, we rendezvous with our vehicles near the Matetsi River mouth. After packing up and deflating the rafts we head back to Victoria Falls by road, having lunch on route. The journey back takes about 3 hours. After taking time out to unpack and freshen up, a group dinner and party is always a favorite option.

What’s Included:

All camping equipment such as tents, sleeping bags and sleeping mats
All meals such as breakfast, lunch and dinner
Mineral water & purified water, soft drinks, beers and wines
Video and photographer on the trip with optional to purchase DVD after the trip

What’s not included:

National park fees $10 per person

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$ 1138
Helicopter Flight, Victoria Falls Livingstone
/ Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia

The best way to appreciate the true splendor of the Victoria Falls is to view them by helicopter from the air. Many companies have been operating scenic tours over Victoria Falls for more than 15 years. Customized helicopters with specially designed bubble-shaped windows are just perfect for panoramic viewing, providing unrivaled visibility from all seats. These windows offer the ultimate photographic opportunity.

13-15mins – Normal Price $150 

25mins – Normal Price $284

Not Included: National Park Fees $12 per person ( Bring it on the day of the tour please)

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$ 150
25mins - Normal Price $284
Swimming Below Victoria Falls, Livingstone
/ Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Known as “Devils Delight” this is a unique and once in a lifetime opportunity for the adventurous few to view the Victoria Falls from the bottom up.

This is a new activity on the Zambezi river, some swim above and Shockwave Adventures swim below the falls. This is the best way to see the falls from the bottom. If you don’t want to raft for 10km/6mi just choose the option of two hours swimming below the falls, do some small rapids and walk out of the canyon. It’s only 10 min drive back to town hotels.

*Please note that this is a seasonal activity and can only be done when the water level is low – September through December.

 $100 (2 hrs Swim below the Falls)

 $195 (1 hr Swim below the Falls + 10km  Rafting) 

 

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$ 100
$195 (1 hr Swim below the Falls + 10km Rafting)
Tandem Kayaking, Victoria Falls Livingstone
/ Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Tandem kayaking is just great if you don’t like paddling alone or if your spouse or friend isn’t comfortable paddling their own boat. Tandem kayaks are larger, of course, and thus more expensive than single kayaking and rafting. But, like a bicycle built for two, tandem boats can be lots of fun!!!

Half Stretch / Full Stretch –  Normal Price Tandem $180 Full Day

Half Stretch / Full Stretch –  Normal Price Tandem $160 Half Day

Half Stretch / Full Stretch –  Normal Price Single $45 Half / Full Day

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$ 180
Lion Walk Tour, Victoria Falls Livingstone  
/ Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Operated by Lion Encounter on the property adjacent to the Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve, this Lion Walk Tour provides an up close and personal experience with the kings of the jungle. Participate in a half-day activity, which includes walking and interacting with the lions, learning about their behavior and habitat and the conservation challenges they face in the wild. Morning and afternoon trips are available, and the total activity time is approximately three and a half hours.

NB: NB: We have age limit and height restriction on this tour – you should be 15 years or more plus 1.5 m/4ft tall.

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$ 150
Rafting Overnight: 2-3 Days, Victoria Falls Livingstone
/ Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Both tours do cover same distance the only difference will be nights spent inside the canyon.

Arrival Day
Guests should be in Victoria Falls Village at least one day before the first day of the raft trip as pre-departure briefings are held one day prior. This will give you a chance to meet your raft guides, discuss the adventure, ask any last minute questions and also get things like dry bags and sleeping bags.
Not included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 1 Rafting
Guests should breakfast at their hotel prior to pick up at 9 am and then will be driven to our office where the river safety briefing is held. The first part of any rafting experience is very much a learning exercise followed by Swimming Under The Spry Of The Victoria Falls, however today there is no gradual build up; this 28 km stretch on day one is by far the wildest section of river that will be covered on the 3-day trip including many class 5 rapids. Some of the rapids on day one include Stairway to Heaven, Morning Glory, Land of The Giants, and The Devil’s Toilet Bowl .
We will reach our beach campsite at rapid #21 at about 4 pm
Included: Lunch, dinner

"Shockwave Adventures 14"

Day 2 Rafting
We rise as the sun illuminates the towering walls above, to the smell of bacon and eggs on the fire. Then, with all the equipment once more stowed securely for the voyage down stream, and a long day ahead of us , we cast off into a world of scenes of remarkable beauty and exhilarating action.
Included: All meals

Day 3 Rafting
It’s another hard working day portaging around Moemba Falls which is a class 6 rapid. We will then raft 2 rapids before we arrive at the Dam site around 11 am where we will have the second portage then start that long walk to the top of the canyon and ice cold soft drinks and beers will be waiting. Our lunch will be served on our way back to town which will take about two hours drive.

What’s Included:

All camping equipment such as tents, sleeping bags and sleeping mats
All meals such as breakfast, lunch and dinner
Mineral water & purified water, soft drinks, beers and wines
Video and photographer on the trip with optional to purchase DVD after the trip

What’s not included:

National park fees $10 per person

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$ 681
Rafting Overnight: 2 Days - Price: $545
Elephant Back Safari, Victoria Falls Livingstone  
/ Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Elephants are enormous, gentle and intelligent beasts synonymous with the plains and forests of Africa. We provide the chance to interact with and ride these magnificent animals in their natural habitat. Each elephant forms a close bond with their Induna (elephant handler) who accompanies every rider and is a mine of information on the anatomy, character and behavior of these bush giants. Our herd includes 12 elephants that browse freely on the reserve when not involved in safari activities and return to their stables at night. Those preferring not to ride for medical or other reasons will find that interacting with the elephants as you walk alongside them is equally inspiring. Morning and afternoon trips are available and total activity time is approximately three and a half hours.

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$ 150
Bungee Jumping, Victoria Falls Livingstone
/ Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia

On September 12, 1905, the Victoria Falls Bridge was first opened by Charles Darwin’s son, George. It had taken nearly 14 months to build, an incredible achievement of cutting-edge Victorian engineering and design. Today the bridge is the second most visited tourist attraction in Victoria Falls after the falls themselves. Towering over the Batoka Gorge between Zambia and Zimbabwe, the bridge offers a platform for a unique set of activities to suit all ages set against the backdrop of the majestic and unparalleled Victoria Falls. A  trip to the gorge is not just complete without a visit to this awe-inspiring bridge. There is an historic bridge tour for those interested in African history and anecdotes. The Victoria Falls Bridge Café provides the perfect vantage point from which you can watch all the action in the most phenomenal setting.

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$ 160
Ziplines & Highwires, Victoria Falls Livingstone
/ Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Set overlooking a huge bend in the Zambezi’s Batoka Gorge well known as The Big Eddy, ziplining and high wire activities cater to all ages and all levels of adrenaline desire. The Lookout is a thatched preparation and viewing area that overlooks all the high wire activities. From here guests are briefed and then prepared before their activities and jump photos and DVD are viewed. There is no age limit, however, at management’s discretion children may be required to travel in a double harness with an adult. Parents or guardians of children under 16 must be present and available to sign an indemnity on the child’s behalf. Management retains the right to turn a child away at their own discretion should they feel the child is not able to cope with the experience. There is no maximum age limit.

Bridge Swing – $160.00
Gorge Swing,-  $95.00
Zip Line – $70.00
Flying Fox – $45.00
Canopy Tour – $55.00
Bridge Slide –  $45.00
Half Day Adrenalin – $140.00

Tandem Gorge Swing – $140.00 (weight restriction 140kg for two (2) of you)

Canopy Tour

The Vic Falls Canopy Tour offers a network of trails, slides and rope bridge walkways within the canopy of the hardwood forest of the Zambezi gorges.

Flying Fox

You get clipped into a harness which is attached to a pulley which then glides along an almost horizontal cable across the gorge, 125m/410ft above the valley floor. This gives you the sensation of flying. It looks tame in comparison to the Foofie slide and Gorge swing, but we promise that this is still a thrilling experience, and requires great courage.

Gorge Swing

Imagine swinging in a child’s swing in the playground…now imagine a giant swing 95m/310ft long and 120m/393ft high above water…now imagine a 70m/230ft free fall before you begin swinging. Stop imagining and test your courage!

Gorge Swing is suspended across the gorge at a point where the width is 316m/1036ft and 120m/393ft deep. A harness is attached to the jumper and then the jumping ropes, the other end of which is pivoted to the middle of the cable. The jumper leaps off the edge of the gorge, free falling about 70m/230ft before going into a 95m/310ft long pendulum type swing.

Highwire Adrenalin Pass

Morning: 09.00am – 12.30pm
Afternoon: 2:00pm – 4:30pm
The Adrenalin Highwire Pass includes 3 as specified activities and transfers.

Flying Fox, Zip Line & Gorge Swing

Bridge Slide

The Bridge Slide is mildly adventurous and exciting but friendly for all ages from six years and up – either
alone or with a friend. Beginning from a platform on the Zambian edge, the zipline glides 300m/984ft over the rapids in the Batoka Gorge below offering incomparable views of the Victoria Falls before gently coming to rest on the Zimbabwean side of the bridge.

Bridge Swing

Step off the Victoria Falls Bridge into the Batoka Gorge over the mighty Zambezi River in an upright position for an 80m/262ft freefall, then become a human pendulum as you swing in a huge arc with the cascading waterfall rumbling by your side.

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