No trip to Zambia would be complete without a visit to the Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Rainbows glitter in the blanketing spray, as water crashes in a spectacular, roaring tumult into the gorge below.
You can appreciate the falls from many angles; how close you get depends on how adventurous you’re feeling. There are plenty of scenic vantage points to capture inspiring photos, but if you’re up for a punch of adrenalin, nothing beats swimming in the Devil’s Pool at the top of the falls during the dry season, or kayaking in the rapids below. The ride is sheer raw excitement within a gorge up to 250m deep. You can also try abseiling over the edge or, for the ultimate thrill, bungee jump into clear space, free as a bird, saved from the swirling waters below by the rebound of the cord, which hurtles you up again at great speed.
The so-called “Flight of the Angels’ is an unbeatable way to see the falls in all their glory. You can take to the skies in a light aircraft, as well as by microlight or helicopter. This winged view gives you a truer feel for the monumental size of this incredible natural wonder.