Swimming below the Victoria Falls
Swimming in the rock pools below the Falls, surrounded by the massive black basaltic rock towering up above you and the water cascading down, seemingly out of the sky, is an unforgettable experience!
Your trip starts with a walk down the beautiful Batoka Gorge. You will paddle across the ‘boiling pot’ in our big inflatable rafts and get out right underneath the Victoria Falls. Our experienced guide will accompany you to the nearest cascade. The view from here is amazing!
You have the opportunity to swim and relax in the rock pools right below the waterfalls!
Things to know:
- No, you don’t have to be exceptionally fit to do this trip. A normal fitness level will do to walk down the gorge and do the paddling across to the Falls. Walking up the gorge is physically demanding, so take your time and make sure you drink enough water. Note that you will be walking over rocks (they can be slippery!); a good sense of balance is important.
- Yes, it is safe. We have taken extreme care to make this activity as safe as possible. You have a life jacket and helmet for the duration of the trip. In the unlikely event of something happening we have air rescue and professional medical staff on standby.
- Yes, you are allowed to take a small camera with you at your own risk. There is a dry bag in the raft, but we cannot take any responsibility for any of your electronic equipment. We have our own camera on the trip: photos are for sale.
- No, we don’t provide transfers to and from the Victoria Falls. You will meet your guide at the entrance to the Falls before walking down the gorge.
- Bottled mineral water and a soft drink is included. We also have some fruit and crisps as refreshments.
- We recommend wearing shorts, t-shirt and tennis shoes (or similar, sandals and hard soled shoes are not good on the rocks). If you have sensitive skin, please bring your own sun block.
- You may want to bring dry clothes to change after the trip.
- The activity takes approximately 3 hours (depending on how long you take to walk up the gorge!)
If you have not seen the Victoria Falls from below, you are missing out on a truly amazing adventure!