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Bungee Jump Victoria Falls a Thrill for Adrenaline Junkies

July 27, 2015 by

Bungee Jump Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular falls in the world and one of Africa’s most popular attractions. It is situated on the Zambezi River where it defines the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

This majestic landmark is the only waterfall in the world more than a kilometer in length and over 100 meters high. As such, it is thought to be the largest waterfall in the world.

Bungee Jump Victoria Falls

Bungee Jumping Victoria Falls

The sheer size of the falls has thrilled visitors from around the world for almost a century, but in 1994 Victoria Falls Bungee raised the thrill-level in a new way when they started to offer fun (but safe) high-adventure activities centered around the waterfall.

In 2007, they added the Bridge Swing & Bridge Slide, with easy access from both Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Livingstone, Zambia.

Victoria Falls water levels vary throughout the year. Peak water levels occur in April following the rainy season with an average of 500,000,000 liters of water flow. The lowest levels happen in October and early November. At this time, it is possible to walk through some parts of the waterfall.

When water levels are high, it creates more mist and sunlight paints a stunning rainbow within Batoka Gorge, which for bungee jumpers provides a target as they aim to jump through the rainbow as they plummet toward the rumbling rapids of the Zambezi River.

More experienced jumpers can talk to their Jump Master about doing an ankle-tied back-flip or “star elevator.”

Bungee Jump Victoria Falls

Bridge Slide

For those not quite ready to try their hand at bungee jumping, the Bridge Slide (zipline) can be done alone or with a friend. This thrilling ride carries you from one country (Zambia) into another (Zimbabwe) across Batoka Gorge, and deposits you on the Victoria Falls Bridge.

Kids as young as 6 years old can slide! Prices run $45 for solo sliders, and $65 for tandem slides through 2015.

When you’re done jumping and sliding, enjoy lunch at the Bridge Café. Victoria Falls is a stunning natural wonder you’ll never forget, whether you decide to jump it or not.

Photo credits: leeoconnerellipse, Mike, leeoconnerellipse

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