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By Ilala Lodge on October 25, 2011

A Vic Falls Bunji experience is not on everyone’s to-do list but if it’s on yours then you really are in for an experience of a lifetime. Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya, which means the Smoke that Thunders, seems like one of the most spectacular venues for a Bunji jump.

When doing a Vic Falls Bunji it is important to be aware that the bridge where the Bunji takes place is considered ‘no man’s land’ and therefore, you need to get a Bridge Visit gate pass, which only allows you to do the Bunji and then leave from the same gate you entered – you cannot enter Zambia or Zimbabwe with this pass.

In order to do a Bunji jump you need to be over the age of 14 years old and weigh more than 40kg but less than 140kg. Passports need to be presented by people who want to access the bridge and general operation hours for Bunji are 09h00 to 17h00 every day – these hours are weather dependent and might change due to heavy rain or if the river gets too high.

How safe is Bunji jumping? According to one tour company, there have been 50 000 jumps worldwide using this one specific tie method and not once has the harness slipped off or come undone.
Ever wanted what happens after you have jumped? A recovery operator is lowered down to where you are attaches you to a recovery line and then moved over to the catwalk below the bridge.

Other Victoria Falls activities include bridge tours, canoe safaris, visits to the crocodile farm, elephant rides, game drives, golf, helicopter flights, horse safaris, lion walks, night drives, steam train rides, water rafting, river-boarding as well as river safaris.

A Vic Falls Bunji is exhilarating, fun and an adventure you will never forget. There are many different ways to experience the Bunji adventure at Victoria Falls such as the Star elevator, which means you have a full body harness, a back dive or abseiling. Whichever you choose you are sure to have one of the most thrilling experiences of your life.

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