- Livingstone Island at Victoria Falls - Most famous for its' access to the Devil's Pool, this Zambian island on the edge of the falls, also offers some spectacular views.
I have posted pics from Victoria Falls before, from the Zimbabwe side. But Zambia also offers some unique views of this natural wonder. Livingstone Island sits on the precipice of the falls and is famed for its' thrill-seeking access to the Devil's Pool. Only accessible at low flow in September and October, where tourists can sit at the very edge of the falls' 103 metre drop, protected from death by a narrow wall of rock just barely hidden beneath the waters. Many companies offer this experience and begin at the eloquent Royal Livingstone Hotel (with Zebras grazing on the lawn). Just a very quick boat trip along the Zambezi to the island named after the famed explorer Dr. David Livingstone (I presume). Then a watery march over to the pool itself, making a human chain in parts to help withstand the currents. The pool itself was amazing, but really wasn't all that frightening. The guides perched on the edge made me nervous though. What was truly stunning though were some of the majestic views through the massive chasm formed by the thundering waters. Mosi-oa-Tunya, classified as the overall largest waterfall in the world, I think truly deserves two spots on my list, one from Zimbabwe and one from Zambia. To get there quickly, fly in to the Zambian town of Livingstone itself, or the town of Vic Falls in Zimbabwe and cross the famous bridge by foot into Zambia (a ferry from Kasane, Botswana is also a short taxi away). Or better yet, take the epic train journey from Tanzania / bus from Lusaka or the overnight train from Bulawayo.
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