Devil's Pool

Devil's Pool, Livingstone: Address, Devil's Pool Reviews: 5/5

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Devil's Pool is adjacent to the famous Livingstone Island situated on the edge of the Victoria Falls. Guests can choose to enjoy an exhilarating swim to the edge of the falls during their Livingstone Island visit. The Devil's Pool is usually open between mid-August and mid-January - depending on Zambezi water levels. Livingstone Island tours are accessible through Tongabezi Lodge.
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY848 contributions
Depending on the time of year you may not be able to actually enter here because of the strength of the current. If you can, it's a truly remarkable experience!
Written 24 July 2022
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ddsteelers
Maumee, OH73 contributions
You can only go to Devil's pool when the river is low. Unfortunately, the great Zambezi was roaring when we visited last month. It is the end of their Fall & beginning of their Winter.. Dangling in a pool of water right before the Falls would be right up my alley!. But if you want to experience it, make sure you check that the time of year that you are going would accommodate that. Also, if the river is low, experiencing Victoria Falls is not necessarily the best time to see the Falls in all their glory.
Written 4 June 2022
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Arlene de Waal
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Making this jspiritual ourney will remain an unforgettable lifetime experience. An experienced guide
Written 25 May 2022
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merger8
Edmonton, Canada2 contributions
Family
Accolades to our amazing guides Alpha Omega and Eustice!! These two are amazing gentlemen. They made the whole Devil’s Pool experience for my daughter and myself, one of the best things we’ve done in our lives! I was quite nervous initially but our guides were amazing. They were completely calming, encouraging, attentive and helpful! I ( we) felt completely safe in their capable hands!
Written 13 December 2021
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KBC
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Words cannot describe the thrill of Devil's Pool. Given the professionalism of the entire team, did not feel unsafe for one second. Will hold this with me forever.
Written 1 December 2021
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micape
Zurich, Switzerland17 contributions
WOW- thrilling, terrifying, an absolute MUST DO! should be on everyone's bucket list. It was a phenomenal experience, you literally go to the edge. The guides were very professional and super generous with their time - taking millions of photos. It really was incredible. hard to put into words but if you're thinking of going, just go

The food provided afterwards was delicious and of excellent quality. all round a fantastic day
Written 22 November 2021
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Where are the Actons?
Australia62 contributions
Once in a lifetime...thrilling...terrifying.....bucket list tick. All of these things apply!
Honestly - I was a little nervous about this activity as it goes against all safe logic. As many other reviews on here, the guides do THE best job of making you feel safe, and holding on to your legs while you pose for the photos you see.

A few tips:
- Definitely bring water/reef shoes. You have to walk over a few rocks multiple times which are sharp in places so definitely makes it easier.
- Similarly, there are fish in the pool which give your feet quite a bite. Its not super painful but very unsettling when you are sitting literally on the ledge of a waterfall. The fish definitely ruined the experience a bit for us just because it was so unsettling. If you had shoes it would remove this problem.
- Towels are provided, don't worry about bringing your own.
- Definitely do the 7:30 tour as you catch the rainbow. As we were finishing up at 9:00am the rainbow was gone so do the earlier tour to get this.

Amazing experience!
Written 19 November 2021
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Martin O
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My wife and I did this in October 2021, the best excursion ever! Super scary if you are not keen on heights (like myself) but the guides are excellent and guide you all the way to the edge. Truly an experience we will never forget! If you can, this is a must-do trip at the falls!
Written 31 October 2021
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mhtravller10
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Great experience, professional guides. Felt safe at all times. Make sure to arrive on time or even ahead of your scheduled time, because they have a tight schedule and will not add the miss time you wasted by arriving late to your paid session unfortunately. Especially if you arrive in big groups. I was luckily to only be part of a small group of three in total. It was an amazing experience, felt a bit rushed to be honest, be either way its worth doing. I did the 9:00 am session which was perfect, as the rainbow arch is at the perfect angle during this time to show up in your photos.
The guides also take some great photos of you while in the pool.
Written 25 October 2021
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Wies v
Utrecht53 contributions
Couples
My boyfriend and me had an awesome time in Devil's Pool and I wanted to share more about my experience, as I struggled to find detailed info myself.

For context:
- my boyfriend and me are not super adventurous nor super fit, we are not experienced swimmers nor climbers
- it is currently at the end of the dry season here in Zambia, so quite hot during the day (~35°C) but perfect low water and low currents in Devil's pool
- we went in Sept 21, it was still very quiet, so our group only consisted of 3 people. They can host up to 24 people per tour

There is one group operating the tours: Tongabezi safari. All tour operators book via them and so did our hostel. We booked the first tour of the day (7:30 am departure, $110 incl breakfast, back at 9am). I highly recommend taking the first tour, as this is when the sun is on the right side to see the full rainbow! Also, it is not hot yet. The water has a super nice temperature so don't be afraid of getting cold. We took a taxi to there and we met with the group of guides who gave us all required info before we went on a speed boat to Livingstone Island, right at the edge of the Vic Falls. We dropped off our bags in a secure locker, took a short tour around the island, saw Angel's pool on the other side which was dry at this point and then dropped our clothes + shoes at the point where we entered the river. You only have to wear swimming clothes, no water shoes or so required. Accessing the pool went super smooth. We went hand in hand, with a guide at the front and one at the back taking pictures with our phones. We walked a bit on the rocks and swam for like 1 min (slow pace, slow current) before reaching the rocks around the pool. All went step by step and after mentioning I was a bit afraid, the guide literally took me by the hand. We got super clear instructions on how to enter the Devil's pool and went in 1 by 1. The guide made sure we were all safe and the other guide did a full photoshoot. The way back was as easy as the way there. No crocs and hippos as they don't get as close to the edge. They give you a towel there and breakfast was also really nice!

Again, HIGHLY recommended activity as it gives such a thrill to swim through the Zambezi river and relax at the edge of the Vic Falls, look over the edge (if you dare, don't worry, the guide holds on to your feet) and see the water smashing down right next to you - really a once in a lifetime activity! And very safe because of the experienced and nice guides (thanks Kelvin and Felix)! Enjoy :)
Written 30 September 2021
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