Searching for hot new travel destinations ? Victoria Falls may be the location you are thinking about. Let’s start with a biggie – and one not for the physically unfit or faint of heart. Whitewater rafting starts with a 100m walk down into the Bakota Gorge where (dependent on the season and water level) you set off on a journey through up to 24 Grade 3-5 rapids on the mighty Zambezi River. Physically demanding, you’ll be running on adrenaline all day – but remember to keep some in the tank for the 200m climb back OUT of the gorge. That’s right folks, the canyon gets deeper the further you go!
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. Find more details on Book Victoria Falls Tours.
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.
Helicopter Flights over Vic Falls – The Flight of Angels: An exhilarating helicopter or microlight flight offers the best views of the famous Victoria Falls. The views of the Smoke that Thunders (Mosi-oa-Tunya) and surroundings are spectacular. You’ll see in the video below (skip to 5 minutes, to watch from take-off)! The thrilling flight over the Falls gives you a bird’s eye view of the largest sheet of falling water in the world. Peering into a 108-meter deep chasm is sure to give you perspective on this huge natural wonder. You can also take helicopter flights upstream to do some game viewing from above. “The Flight of Angels” gets its name from David Livingstone’s description of the waterfall when he first saw it. He called it a scene so lovely that it must have been “gazed upon by angels in their flight”. You can also do Flight of the Angels in a microlight. This is a slower-paced trip with the wind blowing through your hair. Yet, micro lighting over Vic Falls is said to be more thrilling, because of the open cockpit, smaller size and less powerful engine. Read more info on https://visitfalls.com/.