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Adrenalin Activities in Victoria Falls

By Ilala Lodge on September 16, 2014

Unrivaled as the ‘Adventure Capital of Africa’, Victoria Falls offers adventure-lovers, adrenalin junkies and outdoor enthusiasts a myriad of exciting activities to try, so whether you are looking for the thrills and spills of white-water rafting, heart-stopping gorge swings or a more sedate river cruise on the mighty Zambezi, this vibrant and energetic locale has it all.

White-Water Rafting

Considered the best white-water rafting venue in the world, rafting trips run from both the Zimbabwean and Zambian sides, with the type of trips being dependent on the rainfall.  Battle the rapids of ‘Stairway to Heaven’, ‘The Terminator’, ‘Oblivion’, ‘The Washing Machine’, ‘Judgement Day’, ‘Devil’s Toilet Bowl’ and ‘Oblivion’ for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

River Boarding

Originally started as a means of rescue, river boarding is the latest innovation in adrenalin sports. Like rafting, but without the raft, river boarding is a three-dimensional white water experience, where you swim the rapids and surf the waves, armed with nothing more than an oversized body board, wetsuit and flippers.High Wire Activities


High Wire Activities
Not for the faint-hearted, high wire activities are for the total adrenalin junkie. You can bungee-jump off the famed 111m Victoria Falls Bridge; abseil down a sheer 120m cliff face into the remarkable gorges below you; fly like a bird 125m high above the valley floor in the Flying Fox, a harness attached to a pulley attached to a cable across the gorge; or leave your stomach behind on a gorge swing as you pendulum back and forth across the great divide.Devil’s Pool Swim


Devil’s Pool Swim
Swim to the very edge of the Falls in the naturally formed Devil’s Pool and watch as the main torrent of water gushes over the basalt precipice to create heart-stopping views.

Canopy Tours

Enjoy amazing birds-eye views of the turbulent rapids, the Victoria Falls Bridge, and spray of the Falls from the lofty heights of the trees.  This is possible via a network of slides, trails and rope bridge walkways within the canopy of the hardwood forest of the Zambezi gorges.  From here, you can also observe the riverine forest from a variety of different vantage points, from above, below and within the canopy itself.

The Ilala Lodge Hotel is only 800m for the Victoria Falls, making it the closest hotel to the falls. If you would like to book any of the above Victoria Falls activities at Ilala Lodge contact us today on

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