Categories: Experiences

The Gorge Swing, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Discover a new adrenaline rush with The Gorge Swing. The gorge swing experience offered by a locally-run company The Zambezi Swing, is similar to bungee jumping. Adventurers are outfitted in gear, secured to a wire and led to a platform. They free-fall 50 meters and finish with a pendulum swing over a dry gorge. Sounds crazy, but, when visiting the quaint town of Livingstone Zambia, adrenaline-soaked activities are a must. Jump on your own or in tandem with a friend, choose if you are going to jump forwards, backwards or do the Death Drop.

An adventure hot spot located in the southern tip of Zambia, Livingstone is the place to be for thrill-seekers. Named after the 19th century colonial explorer famed for ‘discovering’ Victoria Falls, Livingstone is emerging as the Disney World of Africa. It draws young travelers keen on testing their nerves and their bladder control. There are many activities to choose from, including: white water rafting along the Zambezi river ($125 USD for a full day); flying over the Victoria falls in a vintage Tiger Moth plane ($120 USD for 20 minutes); Bungee jumping 111 meters, for an upside down view of the Falls ($90 USD single jump). Activities aren’t cheap but even the stingiest of tourists can rationalize the cost of at least one activity.