111 metres of pure adrenaline rush! The bungee jump operates off the Victoria Falls Bridge and has a 100% safety record. Over 50 000 people have committed themselves to the thrill of jumping off the bridge. Challenge the limits of the mind and test the edge of fear by leaping off the impressive bridge, with the Falls behind and the mighty Zambezi below.
Ankle and body harnesses are attached separately to clients. After jumping they are winched back onto the bridge. Photographs and video are taken of each jumper and are available for purchase.
Tandem Kayaking the Zambezi
Another dimension to the white water experience on the Zambezi is where clients are taken down the rapids in Topolino Duo Kayaks. Paddles, life jackets and helmets are issued at check-in. A comprehensive safety talk and practice session is done at the bottom of the gorge before commencing the day's activity.
An experienced white water kayaker who steers the boat through the rapids acts as River Guide. The kayaking trip is run in conjunction with the daily rafting trip for added safety. Whether you're short on time or available for a full blown expedition through the Batoka Gorge below Victoria Falls, Africa has something for you.
Upper Zambezi Canoe Trails
The canoe trails operate above Victoria Falls and are the perfect activity for those who want to experience the tranquillity of the Zambezi River as they paddle downstream with the current in inflatable two-man canoes. The trails begin approximately 25km upstream from the Victoria Falls and during the day about 18km is spent canoeing with a stop at an island for lunch. At the end of the day, the trip reaches the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park boundary where clients are met by vehicles for a drive through the National park. In the park, clients have a good opportunity for spotting the endangered white rhino. The safari ends at the Zambezi Waterfront. Overnight canoe safaris camp on an island. Sundowner drinks are enjoyed before dinner and a night to remember is experienced beneath the African stars.
River Boarding the Zambezi
Armed with a body board a wetsuit, a life jacket, a helmet and fins, you will embark on a river journey playing in the currents, charging the rapids and surfing some of the world’s biggest fresh water standing waves. The main difference between river surfing and rafting is that you are in charge of your own vessel on the river. Instructors teach and guide you, but in the end its you taking on the rapids. The attraction to many is the physical freedom and the sense of achievement felt after tackling the Zambezi on your own.
Go on a 15 or 30 minute flip over Victoria Falls. The helicopter seating is designed so that all passengers have a good view on the Falls and the scenery below. Flights operate all day and have a capacity for five passengers. Charter flights are also available.
Abseiling, the Gorge Swing and Flying Fox
These relatively new activities are operated on a spectacular site above Rapid 7. A safety instructor briefs guests on the area and proper use of the equipment before starting. The abseil is 53 metres moving down the gorge wall backwards or clients can "rap jump" facing the wall.
The gorge swing entails throwing yourself off the edge of the cliff attached to a body harness and free falling for 50 metres before being swung out into the middle of the gorge. The jump ends with several pendulum swings before clients are lowered to the ground. At the bottom there is a track back to the top of the gorge.
The flying fox is a cable slide high above the gorge and clients "fly" across, attached to a special body harness. They are then pulled back to the gorge so there is no walkout. All activities can be done as many times as you like throughout the day.
Zambezi Jet Boarding
Jet boating is a thrilling new adventure on the Zambezi River in the Batoka Gorge below the Victoria Falls. Feel the wind in your hair and the spray in your face as the powerful jet boats speed through rapids, rush past gorge walls and spin on the flat water.
The 30 minute jet boat trip can be combined with a spectacular helicopter flight (from a heli pad by the river) through the gorge flying just above the water level and then over the Victoria Falls. This dramatic heli flight is available either in to / out of the gorge.
Considered one of the best stretches of commercially run river in the world, Batoka Gorge provides one of the most intense sensory thrills imaginable. Its twenty three white-water rapids and striking scenery deep within the sheer black cliffs afford the adrenaline junkie a wild roller coaster ride along a route carved over millenia by the Great Zambezi. The rapids are run in large rubber rafts, launched from just below the Falls. You can do a half day trip, full day or two day.
Set in a veritable botanical garden with over 118 tree species, there's a 9 hole course providing a unique African golfing experience.
Swimming in the Devil's Pool
A famous feature is a naturally formed pool known as the Devil's Pool, near the edge of the falls, accessed via Livingstone Island in Zambia. When the river flow is at a safe level, usually during the months of September and December, people can swim as close as possible to the edge of the falls within the pool without continuing over the edge and falling into the gorge; this is possible due to a natural rock wall just below the water and at the very edge of the falls that stops their progress despite the current.