Devil’s Pool, Livingstone Island – High Tea
Live life on the edge
Dr David Livingstone was paddled in a dugout canoe through swift rapids towards the roar and rising cloud of mist suspended above a cliff over which the whole of the mile wide Zambezi River plunged. The ‘Makoro’ (canoe) paddlers skilfully landed him on ‘Goat Island’ (now known as Livingstone Island) right on the lip of the chasm. A few steps through the small rainforest on 16thNovember 1855, he gazed upon one of the most spectacular sights in the world – ‘Mosi-o-Tunya’ (the smoke that thunders) which he named in honour of his Queen as The Victoria Falls.
Guaranteed to send shivers down the spine of even the most stalwart soul, a dip in the Devil’s Pool lets you peer over a 103-metre-high precipice onto the thundering Victoria Falls as they plunge into the gorge below. Enclosed by sloping rock sides that make it much safer than it seems, the pool’s surreal beauty is one-of-a-kind and no visitor to Livingstone should miss the adrenalin rush of a dip here.
Depart by boat for Livingstone Island from the Livingstone island Launch Site. Our guides will let you in on the incredible history of the island as you follow the footsteps of Dr David Livingstone all the way to the edge of the waterfall. Depending on river heights, prepare to be drenched in the spray from the Falls or watch a rainbow stretch across the open gorge. Those who wish can even take a dip in Devil’s Pool or Angel’s Pool, and everybody completes the experience with a 5-star gourmet meal prepared for you on the island itself.
This activity is seasonal and closes when waters are too high for the safety of guests.
Approx 2.5 hours
Return boat transfer from the Dry Manzi jetty to Livingstone Island
A guided tour of the island with explanation on the flora & fauna, the history and the geology of the Victoria Falls
In low waters (Approx. from end August to beginning December) guests can swim in a rock pool on the edge of the Falls accompanied by guide.
Meal as per slot chosen
Transfers to and from your hotel to the jetty in Livingstone
Items of a personal nature.
Passport if coming from outside Zambia
Swim wear – we recommend you have this on already under your clothes if you intend to swim
Non slip rafting/boating type shoes are very useful to get over the rocks
Children 8 years and above
Children from 8 years to 11 years can visit the island and cannot swim.
Children from 12 years and above can visit the island and swim.
All minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult willing to sign to confirm their age