VICTORIA FALLS FOR ADRENALIN JUNKIES

Bill Alen - Jul 26, 2010
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Victoria Falls are one of the world’s wonders. It does not matter if they are not the longest or widest, they are spectacular and adrenalin junkies agree the falls are a proper treat.

 

Victoria Falls are undoubtedly one of the most spectacular natural phenomena and Africa’s precious wonder. First discovered in 1855 by the Scottish explorer David Livingstone, the falls have quickly become a tourist magnet. The immense water mass and the terrifying length have naturally gained respect and adoration of adrenalin junkies, who come here for a proper white water joyride.

Victoria Falls are also knows as Mosi-Oa-Tunya, or ‚'the Smoke that Thunders‘. They are 107 metres high (double the height of the Niagara Falls) and lie on the Zambezi River, on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border. The falls comprise of four parts, the Devil’s Cataract, Main Falls, Rainbow Falls and the Eastern Cataract. Thousands of tourists come here to admire the majestic beauty of the falls, however, for many a simple photo will just not do the trick. This is the place for adrenalin seekers.

One may start by a simple bungee jump – 111 metres in a few seconds with Victoria Falls in all their glory behind one’s back. It is spectacular and definitely not for the fainthearted. And a little bonus in the form of a video footage to remember the fall is prepared for everyone who participates.

White water rafting is bound to be good – after all, the river is graded 5 (5 being the most powerful and challenging flow). Many visitors long to explore Victoria Falls from the air – and often take microlighting trips which last approximately 30 minutes and offer some unrivalled views over the falls, Long, Palm and Kandahar Islands as well as some precious wildlife. Alternatively, helicopter flights are also a more comfortable possibility.

Those who are not exactly in the need of near-death experience will enjoy Livingstone town where they may explore local markets and museums and get a proper insight into local tribal life.

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