Activities at Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls has long had a reputation for being the adventure capital of Africa and for the more adventurous visitor there are plenty of adrenaline-fuelled activities for you to try your hand at between touring the Victoria Falls and taking a gentle sunset cruise along the Zambezi River from your luxury lodge.

One of the most popular activities is white water rafting down the mighty Zambezi River. These grade five rapids are internationally acclaimed for offering some of the best rafting in the world and we can arrange either a half or full days rafting which includes a picnic lunch. Another option is to try river boarding which involves 'surfing' the rapids on body boards accompanied by a qualified River Guide. Enthusiastic boarders stop at the various play spots along the way to surf, ride whirlies and 'squirt' - literally fly underwater. The only requirement is that you are reasonably fit and prepared to go for it!

If you have a head for heights, then why not try bungee jumping 111 metres off the famous Victoria Falls Bridge? With the falls behind you and the Zambezi River below, there is no bridge more scenic from which to throw yourself. Alternatively, launch yourself from the giant swing in the middle of the gorge and freefall 50 metres attached to a body harness. Sounds terrifying but we have been assured that it's worth it!

For those keen to get a bird's eye view of the Victoria Falls, micro-lighting and helicopter trips should be top of your to-do list. Go for the short and sweet 15 minute option or fly further down through the gorge for more breathtaking landscapes and be up in the air for 30 minutes. If you're out to impress, there's nothing more stylish than being scooped up in a helicopter on arrival at Livingstone Airport and taken on a scenic 'flight of angels' over the falls en route to your lodge. Very James Bond.

Other activities we can happily arrange are morning or afternoon elephant back safaris, great for the kids, and the thrilling new adventure of Jet boating through the gorge.

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Matt is our 'Activities at Victoria Falls' expert and as a seasoned traveller has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.