Bungee jumping at Victoria Falls is an absolute must for adrenalin junkies. The jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge has a 111m drop towards the Zambezi River.
It was my first time bungee jumping, but I had just gone skydiving in Namibia, so it was a similar experience. With bungee jumping, you jump alone, so it’s on you to jump, unlike skydiving. Although, when you bungee jump, you do have some help to “guide” you off (ie. push you off), to avoid hesitation.It was awesome!!! And it was over so fast. It’s such a crazy feeling to free fall, especially upside down. I didn’t love the part when it was over and I was stuck bobbing upside down, but I would definitely do it all again!
Need to know:
- The bridge connects Zambia and Zimbabwe, so you can bungee jump from either country and you don’t need your passport (I wasn’t told to bring mine, but this could change, so double check). Then I realized I probably could’ve gone to Zimbabwe for the day without paying for a visa.
- It’s only $20 to buy the professional photos of your jump and $40 for the photos and video. I opted for the photos only (the video would’ve been cool if I didn’t look like a flailing dead body after the recoil).
- The bungee jump will cost you $160 USD. If you don’t feel like jumping head first off a bridge, but you still want an adrenalin rush, you can try the bridge swing (70m $160) or bridge slide (zipline $45), both of which can be done in tandem for an extra fee. Or you can do all three for $210USD.
And if you’re still craving more, you can head to South Africa to do the world’s highest bungee jump at 216m.