Vic Falls: Ultimate Destination For The Adventure Seeker
Vic Falls has enviably three distinctions to its name. In 1989 the Falls was pronounced a World Heritage Site, it is considered one of the world’s natural wonders and also lays claim to be the world’s largest waterfall. The statistics are impressive too. Heard long before it is seen the thundering waterfall is a mile wide and provides onlookers with a breathtaking and spectacular natural display of seven waterfalls fed by the mighty Zambezi River. The sight is breathtaking as the water plunges 360 feet down into the Batoka Gorge below. Evocative clouds of mist shroud the waterfalls that can be seen over 20 kilometres away.
Located in Southern Africa, Vic Falls traverses between the borders of Zambia and Zimbabwe. This top tourist destination was long known to the local inhabitants before David Livingstone 'discovered' it in 1855 and drew the rest of the world’s attention to it. Vic Falls is also heralded by adventure seeking enthusiasts from all over the globe for the ample array of adrenaline-driven activities to be found here.
The water wonderland of the Zambezi River provides excellent opportunities for thrilling white water rafting and river boarding adventures. Rafters experience the adrenaline coursing through their veins while powering their way through grade five white water rapids with ominous sounding names like ‘the devil’s toilet bowl’ and others like ‘stairway to heaven’.
For those wishing for adrenaline-filled escapades of a different tune, there is bungee jumping 110m into the Batoka Gorge or from the Victoria Falls Bridge. There are plenty of abseiling opportunities too, from which to fortify one’s courage for some of the other activities.
Nature loving enthusiasts would love the personal encounters with the wild side of Southern Africa on informative guided walking safaris, on the majestic elephant-backed safaris or walking with lions. A novel way to experience the spectacular waterfalls and the Zambezi National Park is to enjoy an exhilarating helicopter ride over the Falls. The most popular aerial tour is aptly named the “Flight of Angels” as the view from above is heavenly indeed; definitely to be included on every visitor’s bucket list.
The magic of this ‘adventure capital’ is hard to beat. Vic Falls continue to serve the appetite for the adrenalin addicted adventure seekers by providing the ultimate destination for enthralling escapades.
Visit Vic Falls and enjoy the sights on a customised African safari by contacting Journey into Africa today. Call today for expert assistance and to make your booking in advance!
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