Of course there is! A waiting helicopter flew him to Hamilton General Hospital, where a spokeswoman says he has critical but non-life-threatening injuries. Just let the guides know. A man survived a plunge of at least 180 feet over Niagara Falls in an apparent suicide attempt Monday — only the third person known to have lived after going over the falls … We’ve done the Angels pool and that was so scary but awesome! Then arrive to Livingstone Island to assess the situation first-hand before making a decision whether or not to pursue a swim in Devil’s Pool. The guides were so wonderful and patient, they made sure everyone was comfortable including the non-swimmers during the river crossing. That rock lip holds you in. The price should be the same whoever you book with. It only takes about one minute to get a quote, so go here and enter the dates of your trip to get a quick estimate. (We’ll be there late September.). Hope you have an incredible experience at Devil’s Pool in September! He takes loads of pictures – usually at least 50+. I’m planning to visit this September. So it all really depends on the climate and weather during your exact visit. Although there is no rope, most of the water is shallow enough to stand up in and still keep your head above the water. Yeah, I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw our guide jump in Devil’s Pool head first! Wow, you are so much braver than me. Instead, you will need to take a taxi a few kilometers on the Zimbabwe side to the border. So is Devil’s Pool completely safe? Have a great trip to Vic Falls! But the submerged rocks you’re walking on are slippery so it can be easier to swim, which is what the guides recommend. It is definitely a bit scary but that’s all part of the fun! Can you explain a bit more about logistics of securing my backpack with my passport, money, yellow medical card, etc while on this tour. Have a great trip! Devil’s Pool lies in the middle, but it approached from the Zambia side. The best time of day to visit Devil’s Pool should be based upon your availability and your budget. I never saw myself doing this particular excursion but now I can’t wait to book our tour!!! If you are pursuing other extreme sports while in Africa, consider their “Explorer” coverage, which includes coverage for additional adventurous activities beyond their Standard coverage. Check if the $50 KAZA Uni-Visa is Available: There is a $50 visa that allows you to travel between Zimbabwe and Zambia for 30 days with the single visa. Don't subscribe In 1960, 7-year-old Roger Woodward was swept over the falls wearing a life jacket and survived. Horseshoe Falls, on the Canadian side of the river, is the tallest of the three main falls, higher than the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. Well done! The man was airlifted to Hamilton General Hospital with what police initially said were life-threatening injuries. According to the tour guides that operate this experience, there have never been any Devil’s Pool Victoria Falls deaths during the Livingstone Island tour, which is the only tour that includes a swim in Devil’s Pool. So it would be virtually impossible to get to Devil’s Pool on your own. Between the shale and the boulders, and everything is wet and slick. The Devil’s Pool tour (AKA Livingstone Island tour) is run by Tongabezi, a tour operator that also runs a luxury lodge on the Zambia side upstream from Victoria Falls. Hi Stacey, we took the 9:00 am breakfast tour and the rainbows were very visible for us, as you can see in the photos. Devil’s Pool accidents can happen and the tour operator assumes no liability. I love this blog you and your wife have created It really gives a clear picture of what to expect. You can walk in the water which will come up to about stomach-level, depending on your height. Ano ang Imahinasyong guhit na naghahati sa daigdig sa magkaibang araw? This swim through the Zambezi takes place in what we estimate to be about 50 to 100 meters from the edge of Victoria Falls. You give your phone or handheld camera to your guide, who puts them safely in his dry bag. Many people come just to do those things and have no intention on swimming in Devil’s Pool. 4 Roger Woodward 50 Meters (165 ft) While Kirk Jones was the first person to go over Niagara falls, Roger Woodward has gone down in history as the youngest person to take the plunge unprotected and survive. It appears that the entire tour can be done from The Zambia side. This is not actually correct. This guide steps it up a notch – there is SO much info here! This was perhaps our craziest adventure …but so much fun! We decided to do the bungee jump and bridge swing instead. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. If the thought of plunging over the falls to your death isn’t enough to scare you, you could also face being thrown in a Zimbabwean or Zambian jail cell since you are potentially making an illegal border crossing. Today, the only way to go to Devil’s Pool Zambia is to fork over the cash for the official Livingstone Island tour, ran by Tongabezi. Visitors can literally get right up to the edge of what amounts more than a 100-meter waterfall drop. Yes, it is scary. As if the experience isn’t scary enough, throwing a hippo in the mix would be enough to send one over the edge, lol. I believe our Devil’s Pool excursion has been booked. Wow, what a great Blog, I truly loved it all, I am planning on flying into Livingstone airport, I have read that I don’t need to get a Visa in advance, but I wanted to find out if it is possible to walk from Zambia to Zimbabwe. There isn’t any way to get here on your own. But this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to do in Africa that we say is 100% worth every penny. The adventurous spirit in me is screaming “YES I WANT TO DO THIS NOW!” But I know that upon arrival I would have more butterflies in my stomach than I expect right now. Thanks for sharing such practical information, we are planning to head to Africa next year and the Devil’s pool is on my bucket list! The rescue came weeks before daredevil Nik Wallenda plans to walk over Niagara Falls on a tightrope after convincing United States and Canadian officials to grant an exception to laws prohibiting stunting. 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Supposedly, it is quite safe, and there is a ledge of about 2 foot width, from the drop. Regarding your questions… With a price over $100, Devil’s Pool is an expensive excursion for backpackers and those traveling on a budget. As a side note, should anyone get the chance to visit Victoria Falls, do NOT pass up the opportunity; and take the sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. We’ve already suggested to book at least a week before the date that you want to go. Just 50ft or so upstream of the falls I remember being able to dip my feet in a shallow sandy beach-like bit at the edge of the water, and in no way felt unsafe. Lots of useful information and answers to questions I haven’t thought of yet! You can wade across the Zambezi to get to Devil’s Pool depending on water levels. "He must have gotten swept into an eddy, floated over there and was able to get out on his own. I am envious of your travels, I hope I can make it someday too! Is it possible? It shouldn’t prove difficult whatsoever for anyone who is reasonably fit. Still, we wouldn’t be totally shocked if there were to be a major Devil’s Pool accident one day. The shuttle departs from the Kingdom Hotel on the Zimbabwe side, located here, right near the Zim-Zam border.