With so many activities to choose from, we've compiled a list of the best things to do in Victoria Falls.
I am finally home after an incredible trip up to Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park. Arriving in Vic Falls, I was just in time for the annual marathon that takes place, and I was more than ready for the exhausting yet extremely fun day of supporting the runners… I didn’t run. Next year! ;)
It’s not news to us that Vic Falls is probably the most popular destination for those visiting Zimbabwe, and we always get raving reviews back from clients that spend time up there. It’s a small, happy little town with so much going on! You can find beauty, creativity, culture and even wildlife nearly everywhere you go.
There are also SO many activities to choose from in this buzzing little town. The amount of things to do and see in Victoria Falls can get a little overwhelming actually. Trying to fit everything into a few days never works out too well. But I suppose this gives you a reason to come back! Different people are after different activities and experiences and it’s not easy to know which one will best fulfill your Vic Falls Dreams. I’ve therefore hand picked a few of the best things to do in Victoria Falls that I personally think will leave you feeling satisfied after your trip. I haven’t included a visit to the rainforest to watch the famous Smoke that Thunders, because EVERYONE really, really should do it.
The name itself is enough to give you second thoughts before knowing what it actually is. There’s a reason for this - Devils Pool isn’t for the faint hearted considering you’ll literally be hanging off the largest waterfall in the world! It’s totally nerve wracking, but the type where you’re smiling uncontrollably the whole time. Somewhat like you’ve dared yourself, and you’re interested (with a mixture of excitement and fear) to see the result.
You’re transferred by boat (about 6-9 minutes) to Livingstone Island where the pool is, and guided through the activity every step of the way by the incredible guides who make this 100% safe and fun! You’ll swim across the river and arrive at Devils Pool, where you’ll splash about, and then you’ll look over to watch the gushing water being thrown over the very edge that you’re holding onto, plummeting 110 metres beneath you.
Some might say it’s just plain scary, and others will say it’s wonderfully thrilling. I did it for the first time last month, and I’d 100% go with the latter review. Plus, afterwards you can indulge in a delicious breakfast or lunch (depending on the time of day).
The whole experience takes about half a day, and is truly one of the most amazing half days of adventure that I’ve ever had!