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10 Fantastic Things To Do In Victoria Falls 

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Written by See Africa Today

Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and worth visiting. It is a major waterfall on the Zambezi River in Africa, and it is also considered one of the most thrilling adventure capitals of Africa. There is so much to see and do if you love adventure activities.

  1. Tour of the falls

There are so many things to do when you are in Victoria Falls, but a tour of Victoria Falls itself is the most important thing to do during your visit. Vic Falls is an incredible sight any time of the year, and we recommend going on one of the guided tours. You get the chance to get up close to the falls, catching views from multiple angles so you can see this magnificent curtain of water from many perspectives. Be prepared to get wet as you will walk through the rainforest. The tour guides are absolutely superb and extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the Victoria Falls and the wildlife. If you are lucky, you might even manage to catch a glimpse of some elephants or buffalo in the surrounding areas.

  1. Flights over the falls

One of the most popular activities is a helicopter flight known as the “Flight of Angels”. Not only does the helicopter pad have a beautiful natural backdrop of Victoria Falls, but the well-trained staff will give you a short run through on safety information as well as a glimpse of the route you will take on a beautifully illustrated map. After which you will soar above one of the world’s most spectacular waterfalls by helicopter. The Flight of Angles will give you a different perspective of the falls with breathtaking views. On tour, you will track up the Zambezi River and past the Batoka gorge.

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  1. Zambezi river cruises

Whilst in Victoria Falls, a trip down the mighty Zambezi River is the perfect way to unwind at the end of an exciting day. This an activity that you must do while visiting Victoria Falls without fail.  As the sun sets on the mighty Zambezi River, you will be presented with superb views ranging from Hippos swimming in the various deep pools on the Zambezi to antelope grazing on the banks of the Zambezi. You might catch a glimpse of the Fish eagle diving into the Zambezi as it snatches a fish out of the water. It is customary to enjoy a sundowner as you watch the sunset, so why not have gin & tonic or spoil yourself to a romantic dinner cruise as you cruise above Victoria Falls.

  1. White water rafting

Adrenalin junkies are spoilt for choice and can take part in white water rafting. Situated on the Zambezi River directly below the Victoria Falls is the staging point of what has been recognised as the most significant grade 5 white water rafting in the world.  The journey starts in what is known as the “boiling pot” which is directly below the Victoria Falls, from there you navigate your way through a series of rapids hell-bent on knocking you off the rubber dingy, but don’t be perturbed as your rafting guides are experienced and will navigate you through the course for what will make for an unforgettable adrenaline-filled experience conquering the formidable rapids on the mighty Zambezi River.

  1. Bungee jumping

Experience an exhilarating heart-stopping 100 meters free-fall in 4 seconds as you bungee Jump of the Victoria Falls Bridge in what is a thrilling pure adrenalin experience of a lifetime! In the unlikely event that the jump’s excitement is not enough, you will find solace in realising that this might be the most beautiful bungee jump destination on earth. The spectacular backdrop of the Victoria Falls sets the scene in what will be an unforgettable experience.

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  1. Bridge Swing

The possibility of Stepping off the Victoria Falls Bridge and swinging for about 80 meters into the Batoka Gorge makes for a mouth-watering prospect. You will be turned into a human pendulum as you swing in a huge arc over the mighty Zambezi River, not to mention the cascading waterfall that happens to be rumbling by your side. For those who do not want to embark on this thrilling swing alone, you can take your partner with you and swing in tandem on the bridge as you scream together to the delight of onlookers. The bridge swing will give you a chance to absorb the beautiful scenery of the Batoka Gorge.

  1. Sunset game drive

After a fun-filled day, why not enjoy a Game Drive and stand a chance to view the Big 5. With numerous national parks close to the Victoria Falls that also happen to be home to the Big Five, makes a sunset game drive an exciting proposition. Under the stewardship of knowledgeable rangers, you will go in search of a host of wildlife, including the Big Five as you experience the sights, sounds and smells of Africa. Because your visit is meant to indulge your every need a game drive is never complete without stopping for some snacks and drinks as you watch the sunset behind the African savannah.

  1. Zambezi tram

For a relaxing afternoon, you can embark on a Zambezi tram lunch trip across the Victoria Falls Bridge, as you take in incredible views of the Victoria Falls and Batoka Gorge. This 2-hour ride begins with a Zambezi Tram tour at the historic Victoria Falls Railway Station as this happens to be the oldest building in Victoria Falls. You will be spoilt with a wide selection of premium beverages, gourmet sandwiches before boarding the tram. As the vintage-styled tram makes its way through part of the National Park, you will be able to view wildlife in its natural habitat before finally coming to a halt in the middle of the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge. This will allow you to enjoy the river and waterfall’s scenic views whilst 100metres above the Zambezi River.

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             9.Devils pool

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Sitting at the Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls [Photo/Spirited Pursuit]

The Devils Pool is a section above the waterfall with a natural rock ledge literally on the Victoria Falls’ edge. This ledge creates a barrier of sorts that allows water to form a pool of slow-moving water a few centimetres deep. Because of this barrier, you can safely jump into the water without getting swept over the edge of the Victoria Falls. Once you make your way into the Devils Pool, you can lay on the rock ledge and look out over the Victoria Falls under the watchful eye of experienced tour guides. This sets the scene for an incredible experience where you can take selfies, and you will be talking about it forever.

         10. Traditional village tour

A short 20-minute drive from Victoria Falls town can visit the traditional village and enjoy local culture while exploring a completely different world. In the village, you can interact with the local villagers who do their daily work. The tour of the village of Victoria Falls allows you to see first-hand tribal life. Visit rural homes and visit fields and perhaps have the opportunity to help with the daily tasks.

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Pharis Kinyua is the editor of See Africa Today. With over seven years of experience in digital media, he has a soft spot for African tours and travel. His drive is to tell the rest of the world what Africa offers, the best accommodation facilities, national parks, culture, shopping malls and best airline deals to travel to Africa

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