Victoria Falls Journals

Thundering smoke, and plenty of adrenalin

A May 2002 trip to Victoria Falls by matttan

Quote: Victoria Falls is the centrepiece of Southern Africa. The amazement and wonder of the falls themselves is matched by the plethora of activities around the falls - from the serene (taking a rhino walk) to the adrenaline-pumping (bungy and gorge swing).

Thundering smoke, and plenty of adrenalin

Overview

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Seeing the falls themselves is definitely the highlight, regardless of what else you do. Truly one of the wonders of nature.

Other highlights were the great atmosphere at the place we stayed (Grubbie's Grotto), the gorge swing, and the river cruise.

Quick Tips:

You could easily spend well over US,000 on activities if you want to. So before you arrive, make sure you've thought about (and budgeted) what you would like to do - from bungy, to gorge swing, paragliding, rafting, helicopter, light aeroplane, and the list goes on.

Best Way To Get Around:

In town, on foot. Otherwise, you get picked up for any organised activity.

Gorge Swing

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Attraction | "Gorge Swing, Zambia"

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You start your day by being picked up from your accommodation, and driven out to one of the lower, inland gorges near the Victoria Falls. Once you arrive at the site, you have a quick drink (all supplied), and go through safety issues, and all the options available during the day. Once this is done, you walk along the gorge edge to the first activity - abseiling. The abseil is down a 50-55 metre cliff, with a pretty varied face. The abseil is a nice warm up activity to get into the day - nothing too challenging, but you get the feel of trusting your life to a couple of ropes. After the abseil, you walk back up the gorge, and back to the main hut. The next activity to get the adrena...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 17, 2002

Gorge Swing
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Victoria Falls, Zambia

Victoria Falls (Mosi-O-Tunya)

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Attraction | "Victoria Falls"

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While there are a plethora of amazing things to see across the continent of Africa, the Victoria Falls really does rate right at the top of the pile. Mosi-oa-Tunya - The Smoke That Thunders. The Falls have been known to African tribes for centuries, and were first discovered by European explorers when Dr Livingstone made one of his great trans-Africa expeditions in the 1800's. The story goes that upon hearing the Falls (which you can do from 20km away), and seeing the huge spray coming from them, many of his African porters fled in fear! But these days, rather than fleeing, people flock to the Falls, to see this awesome wonder of the natural world. The Falls are about 2km wide, and ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 18, 2002

Victoria Falls (Mosi-O-Tunya)
Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe