Livingstone in Zambia hosts lots of our World Volunteering projects such as our Medical and Community Development Project and our Lions, Conservation and Community! World Volunteering has set base here a few years ago in order to provide great opportunities to volunteers interested in a gap year abroad and offer hope and relief to communities where resources are limited.
This amazing location right in the centre of southern Africa also has the added plus and particularity of being home to the mighty Zambezi River, which hosts the magnificent Victoria Falls!
And just in case this isn’t enough excuse to pay a visit to one of Africa’s most iconic tourist destinations, it has wide open spaces, magnificent forests, wild rivers, wetlands and extremely rich wildlife! So what’s not to like?
But besides all of these facts that make this location a paradise for our volunteers, the most courageous ones will find out that this is also an adrenaline capital! And here our World Volunteering experts would like to share with you the Top 10 adrenaline activities to do in the area when you are not too busy volunteering!
1. Bungee Jumping
Bungee Jumping is always an adrenaline rush that is worth experiencing at least once in a lifetime! But here there’s also something else quite special: you’ll be jumping from no-man’s-land from the Victoria Falls Bridge between the borders of Zambia and Zimbabwe! And the cherry on top is that you’ll enjoy the views of the Victoria Falls as a stunning backdrop. This is definitely one of the best bungee jumping spots in the world and no one can tell you differently! Ready to jump 111 meters on to the Zambezi River?
2. White water rafting
The best way of enjoying the mighty Zambezi River! You can choose lots of different options from half a day, full day or multi day rafting! Here you’ll find up to Grade 5 rapids including some of the biggest in the world!
3. Helicopter Tour
It’s always amazing being able to do a helicopter ride and get the impressive looks from above! But when the looks from the sky are the majestic Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River with people doing rafting over there, the Bakota Gorges and a game spotting tour over the Zambezi National Park, even better!
4. Bridge Slide & Bridge Swing
If bungee jumping from the Victoria Falls Bridge looks a bit too scary for you there are two other amazing options you can do there as well! Bridge Swing is an 80 meter freefall off the Victoria Falls Bridge into the Batoka Gorge and over the mighty Zambezi River and you can actually do a tandem jump with a friend! Just to share the scary moment with someone else!
The other option is the Bridge Slide which is a Zipline across the Batoka Gorge from the Zambian side, landing up on the Victoria Falls Bridge whilst providing spectacular views of the mighty waterfalls.
5. Elephant back safari
The elephant back safari is an incredible opportunity to get an exceptional game viewing perspective as welll as a unique chance to interact on a personal level with the spectacular gentle giants of Africa along the Zambezi River and Mosi Oa Tunya National Park.
6. Canoe safari
This is a different and exciting way of observing the magnificent wildlife in Zambia on the Upper Zambezi River! It’s suitable for everyone and you’ll go through small rapids, channels and wide open spaces. If you are lucky you can expect to see hippos, crocs, giraffes, elephants and lots of bird species!
7. Microlight flight
This is certainly a once in a lifetime exhilarating opportunity that will allow you to fly over the Victoria Falls and enjoy the incredible views of the World’s largest waterfall. Not as comfortable as the helicopter ride but certainly more scary!
8. Horse riding safari
Why not trying a different and exciting safari through the African bush! In this case you’ll be doing a 2 hour horseback ride looking at amazing wildlife such as buffalos and giraffes along the banks of the Zambezi River! Something a bit more relaxed that everyone can do!
9. Devils Pool
So what’s this you may be wondering? Well, this is an incredible trip to Victoria Falls Island that ends with you just sitting in a Natural Rock Pool on a ledge right at the edge of the Victoria Falls. This deep natural pool that has been created by thousands of years of erosion and has a natural rock ledge literally on the edge of the Falls, creating a barrier where the water is only a few centimetres deep, allowing you to safely jump into the pool without getting swept over the edge of the falls.
You will be able to witness the Victoria Falls from a very different and unique perspective!
10. Quad biking tour
So if you feel you’ve had enough activities over the water exploring the falls and fell it's time to get some adrenaline rush on the ground, this may be a great pick! Quad bikes can go where other transport forms can’t, which makes it quite fun and interesting! A very exciting way of discovering the spectacular landscapes as well as wildlife around Livingstone and Batoka Gorges.
So, if you are looking to make your impact in different communities in much need of volunteers while at the same time exploring the Makestic Victoria Falls and having the adventure of a lifetime, our World Volunteering Projects in Livingstone are the answer! Zambia and World Volunteering will fulfil and exceed your expectations!