VIC FALLS, DAY 3, pt2
I’m not going to miss out on another opportunity to do a bungee jump especially seeing as its directly beside one of the largest waterfalls in the world.
I was slightly more chilled out compared to my first effort in NZ and just couldn’t wait to jump! I decided to do this one backwards and if I’m honest slightly regretted it. When doing a bungee there is nothing quite likely plummeting face first towards the ground beneath you!
Jumping backwards gave me no idea of how high the jump was or how close I was getting to the Zambezi River. I suppose the suspense will do it for some but personally I prefer to see it head on.
- It is the largest waterfall in the world
- 108m tall
- 1708m wide.
- It was named by the explorer David Livingston
- After the British monarch at the time, Queen Victoria
It was back over to Zambia and another $55 for the privilege to get to the airport for our microlight trip. Dad is still feeling poorly so he has had to miss out on it which is a shame as it’s something not to be missed.
If you are making frequent trips across these borders do check if you qualify for a multi entrance visa (for Zimbabwe) as I had to pay $55 every time I an excursion in Zambia. Irish people can’t apply for a multi entrance visa – not when I went anyway.
It was stunning and even though it was dry season you can really see why the Falls are so famous it is really the only way to get a scale of it!
In winter season you are obviously guaranteed more water but the spray from the falls make it difficult to see what you can see during the summer months. The pilot takes you around the river in the Zambian side, pointing out all the animals, from Giraffes to Elephants. It’s not uncommon to see lions either.
- Have you ever done a bungee, where?
- Have you been on a microlight?
- What is your favourite?
Let me know in the comments below . . .