Devil’s Pool and Angel’s Pool are the ultimate infinity pools and the #1 must-see at Victoria Falls. It’s the only place in the world where you can hang out in a natural infinity pool on the edge of the world’s biggest waterfall.
Devil’s Pool is the more well-known pool, which can be seen during the drier months of the year from May to October. During the wet season, which is when I was there (in late February), you can visit the lesser-known Angel’s Pool instead. Angel’s Pool is made out to be the ugly stepsister of Devil’s Pool because no one’s heard of it and there’s next to no information on it, even at the tourist office, so it didn’t sound promising.
I took the chance anyway and went to Angel’s Pool and it ended up being one of the major highlights of my entire 2+ month Africa trip. IT WAS F***ING AWESOME!!!!! As soon as I came back and showed people my pictures, literally ten people immediately booked their spot to go the next day.
Things I learned at Angel’s Pool:
- You can only go to Devil’s and Angel’s Pools from the Zambian side of Victoria Falls on a quick, organized small group tour.
- You cannot visit either of the pools without a tour and once you get to the pools, you’ll learn that it’s not just a cash grab and you definitely could not go by yourself, because if you did, you would probably definitely die.
- Be prepared to hang on to your swimsuit bottom and top because the raging water will ferociously try to pull them off.
- The tour guides are insane! The guy taking our pictures had everyone’s cameras and phones and was standing, chilling and walking on the slippery edge of the waterfall, without holding on, attached to nothing, while the gushing water was pouring off the edge. It was stressing me out and giving me anxiety.
- Smartphones can withstand a considerable amount of water and survive (this pictures were taken with an iPhone 6).
- For $100-150USD (there are 5 tours per day and it gets more expensive later in the day), you get one of the craziest and most unique experiences of your life, some of the coolest pictures of your life and a very delicious meal at the end. It’s a steep price for only a few hours, but everything at Victoria Falls is ridiculously overpriced .
- Some people went in the early morning and they found it wasn’t the best time to go because it was really misty, so their pictures didn’t turn out as well. I went in the late morning so I still got the cheapest price ($100USD) and I had clear weather.