Zimbabwe & Zambia
Victoria Falls (or Mosi-oa-Tunya (Tokaleya Tonga: the Smoke that Thunders) is a waterfall in southern Africa on the
Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Swimming in the "Devil's Pool" which is literally at the very edge of Victoria Falls.
Getting to the Devil's Pool is only possible for about 3 months during low water season and requires
a short but brisk swim across the current before you make it to the falls.
While it is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is classified as the largest,
based on its width of 1,708 metres (5,604 ft) and height of 108 metres (354 ft), resulting in the
world's largest sheet of falling water. Victoria Falls is roughly twice the height of North America's
Niagara Falls and well over twice the width of its Horseshoe Falls. In height and width Victoria Falls
is rivalled only by Argentina and Brazil's Iguazu Falls.
Most of Victoria Falls exist in the country of Zambia, but the best viewing is in Zimbabwe.
The mist produced by the falls creates a veritable rain forest.
Low water season makes Victoria Falls slightly less impressive than rainy season,
but when the falls are going full blast, it is very difficult to see them because of the
increased plume of mist.
I took a trip from the shore to Livingstone Island.
From there it was a short swim to the Devils' Pool.
Got to make sure of your footing all the way along.
A dead freshwater crab just above the falls.
Hanging a GoPro camera over the edge of the falls.
I traveled to Victoria Falls to go out on patrol with the Victoria Fall Anti Poaching Unit.
Watch the adventure below.
You can also watch my adventure of going down of the Zambezi River,
just below the Falls using nothing but a boogie board and flippers.