ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES IN ZAMBIA
Aside from its incredible national parks and scenery, Zambia is one of Africa’s most acclaimed adventure and extreme sports capitals. A range of action activities, mostly located in the Victoria Falls area, draws visitors from all over the globe every year. Whether it’s bungee jumping from the Vic Falls Bridge spanning the deep Batoka Gorge or river rafting down the wild Zambezi, you are sure to find something to get the adrenaline pumping and make your trip to Zambia an even more unforgettable experience.
Zambia’s rainy season is from November to April. Most of the activities are available throughout the year except for the following that depends on the water levels and weather on that particular day:
- Helicopter and microlight flights over the Victoria Falls – weather dependent.
- Livingstone Island and Devil’s Pool – generally closed between March to May when the water levels are very high. Reopening depends on the current and water levels slackening.
- White-water rafting – dependent on the high water rise which is usually from March to May.
- Bridge activities like bungee jumping and abseiling – open throughout the year but closed when raining.
- Under spray tour – available in dry season from about August to January depending on the water levels.
- Livingstone Museum – Open throughout the year except on Christmas and New Year’s day.
The rest of the activities are available all year round.
Fast-becoming one of the best-equipped white-water rafting destinations in the world, Batoka Gorge combines 23 sets of thrilling rapids with incredible scenery and a host of different rafting options.
Edge your way down a sheer rock face overlooking the spectacular surroundings of Batoka Gorge near Victoria Falls, then enjoy the walk back up through the forest .
If throwing yourself into the air and freefalling for 110 metres / 360 feet from the top of Victoria Falls won’t get the heart racing, then nothing will.
FLIGHTS OVER VIC FALLS
Known as the Flight of Angels, taking a helicopter flight over Victoria Falls is a once in a lifetime experience with breath-taking views and incredible photo opportunities
Strap on a full-body harness and swoop across Batoka Gorge like a bird in flight on the world’s first commercial high wire.
Riding into the teak forests and wilderness areas, crossing streams and camping out along the banks of the river is one of the better ways to enjoy the awesome beauty of this area.
Paddle your way down the mighty Zambezi below Victoria Falls on a trip with an experienced white-water kayaker.
Experience the unique thrill of hurtling through the Zambezi’s rapids on a surfboard when some of the world’s biggest river waves come through when conditions are just right.