2. Take a walk along a cliff path to see the falls, also called Mosi-oa-Tunya, or the Smoke that Thunders. If you come in the wet season (February to May/June), you’ll be bowled over by the sheer power of the water surging down a 100-metre chasm. The dry season is still impressive and probably safer for your camera because there’s less spray.
3. Go on a helicopter ride to get a different perspective. The trip is called the ‘flight of angels’, after David Livingstone’s comment that ‘scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight’.
6. Get your adrenalin pumping with a bungy jump from the historical bridge that connects Zimbabwe to Zambia across the Zambezi River. If a 100-metre freefall with a piece of elastic tied to your ankles doesn’t appeal to you, try the bridge swing for a 360-degree view of the river and gorge, or the bridge slide.
7. If bungy jumping is just too scary but you want to spike your adrenalin, try one of the high-wire activities over Batoka Gorge. The Flying Fox slides you across the 200m gorge some 120m above the gorge floor, or try the zipline that takes you 425m across the gorge at high speed. Afterwards, have a drink or lunch at the Lookout Cafe with its fabulous views over Batoka Gorge.
8. Visit when the falls aren’t in full flood. That way you can go white-water rafting while the currents aren’t too strong for safety. The best time to take on the thrills and spills of some of the biggest rapids in the world is from August to early January. You can choose from a half-day to full-day outing with experienced guides.
Some of these activities can work out pretty expensive if you pay for them individually. Shop around for combined activity specials that offer 3-5 activities for a discounted price.
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Victoria Falls lodges: Old Drift Lodge Zimbabwe
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