White Water Rafting
Arguably the wildest white water in the world, rafting on the Zambezi River is an adrenaline rush not to be missed. The rapids on the Zambezi River are officially defined as “Grade 5” by the British Canoe Union (Grade 6 not being commercially run). Clients should be reasonably fit for this activity, as there is a steep walk into & out of the Batoka Gorge as well as the white water rafting activity itself. The gorge is over 100 meters deep at the Falls and increases to over 200 meters by the end of a full day raft trip. Despite this rugged terrain, the gorges below the Falls are thick with vegetation and incredibly spectacular.
The adventure begins on a wooden platform, and with your heart racing and palms tingling, you can see the gaping mouth of the gorge and hear the roaring rapids below. With a harness secured, you take your first steps towards that feeling of flight. When your feet leave the platform, the harness turns you into “superman position”, so that you are horizontally suspended as you whiz through the air. Any fear you may have felt before is whipped away in the wind as you soar between the lips of the gorge above breath taking views. The gentle pace of the flying fox enables you to fully appreciate the vegetation that sprouts from the cracks in the rock and climb up the black basalt. The sounds of the rapids churning below mingle with the calls of the birds that fly at what is now eye level. The Flying Fox is perfect for those who crave a breath taking view and the slightest adrenaline rush. This section of the gorge is 200 meters wide and 120 meters deep and more often than not, it whets your appetite for the faster, more thrilling high wire activities.
Gorge Swing is a thrilling and mind-blowing experience. Leap into the wide-open air as you plunge into the mouth of the Batoka gorge, Victoria Falls. Scream as you break free of the fear and trepidation you felt before you threw yourself off the platform. Zero Gravity! It is amazing how the things that make our hearts skip a beat, are the things that make us feel most alive. If you have done the gorge swing, you know this better than anyone.Though the fall lasts three seconds, the memory of falling through open African air lasts a lifetime.
Victoria Falls Canopy Tour
Observe the riverine forest from a variety of different vantage points – from above, below and within the canopy itself. Experience forest bird life, which can include the Knysna and Purple crested Turaco (Lourie) and Peregrine Falcons. The Victoria Falls Canopy Tour offers a network of slides, trails and rope bridge walkways within the canopy of the hardwood forest of the Zambezi gorges.This experience is suitable to adventure seekers of all ages including families and groups. This is family fun with a unique birds-eye view of one the seven natural wonders of the world.
This is the longest Zip Line (Foofie Slide) ride in the world. Imagine the Adrenalin rush traveling a speed of 106 km’s hurtling 425 m across the gorge, while suspended 120 m above the breath taking beauty of the Zambezi water below.