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Vic Falls is known as the adventure capital of Africa, and one look at what awaits visitors here and you can see why! Of course, the focal point of many activities is the falls itself but beyond ‘the smoke that thunders’ there is much to excite and exhilarate visitors. From bungee jumping to white river rafting, there are a myriad of activities to keep everyone happy, as well as some gentler pursuits for the less adventurous…
1. Scenic Microlight Flights
For a rather different way to experience these magnificent landscapes, why not try microlighting (see above). A fascinating and exhilarating ride that will have you soaring like a bird over the African savanna.
2. Quad Biking
Tear around the rugged African savanna and feel the wind in your hair – it’ll make you feel young again. Unless of course you are still young. It will still be jolly good fun though.
3. Mountain Biking
We’re cycling mad here in Africa! We have some of the best mountain bike tracks in the world through some of the most splendid scenery. From a gentle cycle to a full on race, you’ll find something to challenge you.
4. Game Drives
Game drives are the highlight of any safari and one of the most amazing things you are ever likely to experience. Whether it’s early morning or late evening, expert rangers and trackers will guide you through the African wilderness chasing the ultimate predators.
5. Bush Walks
Safari is synonymous with game drives. Not everyone realises that bush walks are as much a part of the safari experience. Walk through the wild African bush with armed and experienced rangers. It’s as exhilarating as it is informative, and a great chance to really get up close and personal with the wonders of nature.
6. Bungee Jumping
If simply looking at the falls is not exciting enough for you, well, then that’s bizarre. This is the largest waterfall in the world after all! Nevertheless, to add to the excitement you can always jump off a cliff tied to a rope. Surely bungee jumping has to be one of the most challenging, terrifying and crazy things to do? How does it feel? Well, you can find out here.
7. River cruisesA sunset cruise on the Zambezi River is a thrilling, and sometimes wet, way to experience Victoria Falls. Relax with a sundowner and snacks as you gaze out onto the banks of the river. Have your camera ready to capture one of the most amazing sunsets in Africa. You’ll be sure to spot wildlife animals as they come down to the river for a drink after a hot day in the Zambezi National Park (Zimbabwe) and the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park (Zambia). Sightings of elephant, giraffe and other resident game are common and there’s always an abundance of hippos and crocodiles.
8. Devil’s Pool A tour of Livingstone Island, where the more adventurous can swim in Devil’s Pool, a small lagoon enclosed by rocks on the edge of one of the biggest, most beautiful waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls.
9. Scenic Helicopter Flights There’s nothing quite like soaring over Africa in a helicopter. See rivers, waterfalls or even big game! Stop off on a cliff face for an afternoon picnic (as you do) or take a helicopter transfer to your next destination.
10. White Water Rafting There is so much to do in this area for the avid adventure seeker – and it doesn’t come much more exciting than white river rafting! From beginners to the more advanced rafters, you’ll find something to suit your thrill level.
To add to the adrenalin there are even more activities available like tiger fishing and zip-lining! Contact us now to find out more.
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Matt discovered a passion for writing in the six years he spent travelling abroad. He worked for a turtle sanctuary in Nicaragua, in an ice cream factory in Norway and on a camel safari in India. He was a door-to-door lightbulb-exchanger in Australia, a pub crawl guide in Amsterdam and a journalist in Colombia. Now, he writes and travels with us.
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