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Livingstone Island Tour

Livingstone, Zambia
About Livingstone Island Tour
Livingstone Island is perched on the edge of the Victoria Falls in the very midst of this thundering mass of water. Your visit begins with a thrilling ride through the channels of the Zambezi. You will then be taken on a guided exploration of the island, a protected World Heritage Site. If you're feeling brave, you can even take a heart-stopping peek over the island's edge to the churning mass below in the famous Devil's Pool. Finally, you will be treated to an incredible meal before our boats take you back to reality. (Swimming activities depend on water levels. Children must be over 12 years old to swim. Strong swimmers only).
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Devil's Pool

2 hours
from US$150,00
Here’s an infinity pool like no other! One of the most astounding natural pools to be found anywhere, Devil’s Pool has a reputation for attracting thrill-seekers from the far corners of the earth. It offers daring swimmers the chance to experience the ultimate delight: peering over the brim of the largest curtain of falling water in the world. What is less well known is how effortless this life-changing adventure is. Just a short swim from Livingstone Island, Devil’s Pool is thrilling but completely safe. Guided tours to Livingstone Island have a 100% safety record and our guides will be with you at all times to offer a hand, share fun facts, or simply take photographic evidence to bring home to the family.

Devil's Pool is open during the drier months of the year, usually between mid August and mid January, when the Zambezi water levels are low enough for swimmers to take the plunge.
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hudsoncrider wrote a review Aug 2021
244 contributions20 helpful votes
There are some experiences that stand out from among the rest. This was definitely the case for peering over the edge of Victoria Falls at Devil’s Pool. It was an unbelievable experience and something we’ll remember for a lifetime! We were fortunate enough to be the first group of the season to do Devil’s Pool and I am so thankful it was open! It is definitely the best way to experience one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The first thing I have to say is that the guides from the Livingstone Island Tour were incredible! When doing an experience like this, the guides make all the difference. Two of our guides have been leading people to the edge of the falls for 15 years and know every rock and rapid along the way. They were extremely patient and made sure that safety was the #1 priority. However, they also made sure to have a lot of fun. They don’t push you to do anything you don’t want to do, but take the time to help and encourage you when needed. We even saw one of the guides put a lady on their back and swim her through the rapids to the falls edge. Devil's Pool is a natural pool located right on the edge of the falls. The guides helped us be able to sit and evn lean out head first at the edge of the falls! It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience sitting on the edge of the falls. I could feel and hear the power of the falls, but was completely safe sitting next to the experienced guides. Feeling the rush of water fall over the edge of the cliff as we sat on the pool’s edge was something that is hard to describe. It was beautiful and slightly terrifying at the same time. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Livingstone Island Tour is the name of the tour out to Devil’s Pool. Tongabezi is the name of the company that offers this amazing tour, and their parent company is Green Safaris. (There are locals who illegally offer tourists a walk on the edge of the falls but this is extremely dangerous and definitely not worth the risk! Devil’s Pool is only accessible by boat through the Livingstone Island Tour.) I am so thankful for the Livingstone Island Tour guides and can’t say enough how much we enjoyed our experience.
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Date of experience: August 2021
eleanor471 wrote a review Aug 2021
Steamboat Springs, Colorado41 contributions8 helpful votes
To stand at the top of Livingstone Falls in the mist and under a rainbow - it doesn't get better than that! To hear the roar and feel the spray ofLivingstone Falls is an experience we will never forget. The meal they served (lunch) was wonderful.
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Date of experience: July 2021
James Leckinger wrote a review Jul 2021
Aurora, Illinois7 contributions1 helpful vote
Alex and his team provided a unique and exhilarating visit to Livingstone Island and Angel's Pool. They took wonderful care of everyone and took amazing photos and movies with our cameras! The views and rainbows were incredible. Lunch was delicious and we really enjoyed chatting with Alex! Truly one of the highlights of our trip.
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Date of experience: June 2021
Andrew H wrote a review May 2021
New York City, New York18 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a wonderful time with Tongabezi and Alex and his team. This excursion was well worth the money as the view from Livingstone Island was unforgettable. His team took great care to make sure we were safe, and the food was delicious too. Highly recommend for anyone coming a long distance to see Victoria Falls.
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Date of experience: May 2021
KerryFlorin wrote a review Mar 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa10 contributions1 helpful vote
My teenage daughter and I booked the swim at Angel’s Pool (Devil’s Pool being closed) and it was the definite highlight of our trip. We were picked up at our hotel and then took a small speedboat to Livingstone Island, where the team greeted us, showed us around and made us feel welcome. Safety is paramount and it was made clear that one should closely follow instructions. We were shown the plaque / monument to David Livingstone and then we made our way to Angel’s Pool accompanied by the guides. I’m not going to lie, I was very nervous! But the water (though flowing at force, a million liters per minute) was warm and the guides were really excellent. If you listen and do exactly as they say you will be fine. Swimming at Angel’s Pool was absolutely incredible, the guides kept us safe, showing us where to go, and they took some incredible photos with our cellphones. After leaving the pool we made our way back to the “camp” where we were served a delicious three course lunch with drinks and interesting company. Even an hour later my heart was still pounding in my chest after this ultra high adrenaline activity. HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended!
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Date of experience: February 2020