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The devils pool!

Yes, you guessed it...Sheer madness at the top of a sheer drop! A local guide can be found to take you from Zimbabwe into Zambia and a walk of around 40 minutes across the escarpment will lead you to a pool that sits right at the top of a 107 metre fall!

The cost for the border is US$10.00 for a day pass, US$25.00 for the guide and around US$10.00 for a new pair of pants!!!!!

This is the walk that takes approx. 40 minutes to get to the swimming hole at the top of the falls. The walk is quite safe if you stay away from the edge and the views are spectacular to say the least!

The sheer power and volume of water is not appreciated until you can walk along the edge of the escarpment and feel the spray stinging your face. Then, and only then, do you realise why these magnificent falls are one of the seven natural wonders of the world!

Although Anne and I did not get to see Vic Falls in all of its awesome power, I can say that it was mighty and impressive all the same. The lack of rain uostream had kept the roar and thunder under control but swimming in its waters, walking its "rim" and seeing it from the air made for a complete experience!

When David Livingstone first documented discovering the Victoria Falls he marvelled and quoted; "A sight so wonderful that angels must have gazed down on it in flight", and so it was comercialised and the Flight of the Angels was born!

At US$85.00, you fly for approx 15 minutes over the falls and the Zambezi before landing back at the air field.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The Victoria Falls offer an inescapable closeness to the naural elements.
  • Cons:The terrifying abyss that separates Zimbabwe from Zambia
  • In a nutshell:So vast are the Falls and their setting that it is difficult to grasp their true grandeur
  • Last visit to Victoria Falls: Oct 2004
  • Intro Written May 16, 2008
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  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2010 at 11:30 AM

    most visitors these days stay on the Zambian side, mine are now memories from decades back ;-)))

  • Jenniflower's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2009 at 7:09 AM

    My mil is from Zambia and comes here often. We will be coming here too when we return to South Africa for good. Lovely memories you have of this gorgeous place :)

  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2009 at 2:13 AM

    We enjoyed this one on the "African Queen"

  • Feb 7, 2009 at 8:03 AM

    Great stuff Kevin.I did the same with my wife before she died in her sleep 4 years ago. But it did not stop me. You have one MUST see place yet-Japan UNMISSABLE My guide:yasuhiko-ota@ams.odn.ne.jp Francis Murphy.Ask Inside Japan Tour

  • nora_south_africa's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2008 at 11:12 PM

    thanx for the tips

  • lenoreva's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2007 at 9:44 AM

    what a great photo swimming on top of the falls!

  • nigelw6443's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2006 at 5:52 AM

    Awesome, but I'd have to visit from Zambia!

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2006 at 4:01 PM

    Thanks for your visit to my Rome page - hope you threw coins in Trevi!! These photos of the falls are terrific - great detail AND entertaining - what an adventure! Also, must tell you Wilhelmna is a knockout (a real "Gerber baby") Ciao, Carol

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2006 at 12:22 PM

    Hello Kevin! Wonderful, wonderful page on Victoria Falls! Loved them so much. Happy birthday from Finland!

  • sue_stone's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2005 at 1:56 PM

    I have to get here one day - what an amazing place!! Did you bungi?

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