Victoria Falls is inexplicably impressive. At one mile wide and 360 feet high, it’s the largest waterfall in the world. The winding walkways through the viewing area feature 360 degree rainbows and the occasional sauntering baboon. If you’re able to schedule your visit during a full moon you can see a lunar rainbow (or moonbow) in the mist of the moonlit waterfall. The colossal —and never-ending— spray of the waterfall has created a rainforest that’s the only place in the world where it’s raining (or misting) 24/7. Victoria Falls was classified as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. And if that’s not enough for you to grab your passport, you can bungee jump off the Victoria Falls bridge between Zambia and Zimbabwe—and live to tell the tale.
Three Reasons You Should Bungee Jump in Zambia:
1. People Will Think You’re Tough
The Victoria Falls Bungee boasts a 100% safety record but your pictures will have people wondering if they used a broken seat belt to keep you from plummeting to your death. Sure, I was also wearing a harness but the below photo leads my Facebook friends to think I’m obviously a superhero for not dying.
2. You’ll Meet Hilarious Zambian Locals
The best way to bond instantly with a stranger is to put your life in their hands. While they rig up your bungee gear, the jump technician is sure to calm your nerves with jokes about your mortality. Among the clear and concise instructions you’re sure to learn a few words in Tonga or one of the other seventy spoken languages in Zambia.
3. You’ll Make an Epic Memory — And YouTube Video
You can see Zebras at the zoo and get your passport stamped at a stationary store but face it; you’re never again going to get the chance to stick it to gravity quite like this. The Victoria Falls bungee jump is one of the best jumping spots in the world. Take the dive and you’ll have a story to tell for the rest of your days. Watch how eloquently I handled the unforgettable moment…
Jaelithe Guillette is a freelance writer and adventure enthusiast. She hopes to spend every day seeking something extraordinary and sharing it with others. Her next epic journey will be on an Alaska train headed for a winter wonderland.