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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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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
brititurkey wrote a review Feb 2020
Bozburun, Turkey115 contributions78 helpful votes
One of the highlights of our trip to Victoria Falls. We booked in advance through Tongabezi and we had a splendid half day out. We travelled from Zimbabwe to the Zambian side - that was fun - crossing through the borders but with very competent drivers looking after us. (An additional 15 US$ pp). We met the team for a briefing in the Tongabezi meeting tent and then fast boat to Livingstone Island - literally situated at the top of the Falls. Our guide, Alex, was excellent and took us across the island and to the edge of the Falls but always made sure that we were safe. We gave our cameras to Alex and have hundreds of shots of us in brilliant positions. Sadly Devil's Pool was closed but Angel's Pool was brilliant. We did this on our first morning and it was an excellent introduction to the Falls, enhanced the following day when we walked along the Zimbabwe side and could spot our locations from the previous day.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Gys dB wrote a review Jan 2020
Midrand, South Africa137 contributions17 helpful votes
So worth while doing this. Booked through Tongabezi. Did the tour of Livingstone Island and Angel's Pool (Devil's was closed already due to strong current and high water levels). Guides are so attentive to your safety, never leave you for a minute. They also act as portfolio photographers making sure you are snapped from every angle whilst at the edge of the falls and in the pool. Breakfast was included on our tour to the island and Angel's pool. Once in a lifetime experience, with a great tour operator.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Mark N wrote a review Jan 2020
United Kingdom107 contributions44 helpful votes
This is an exhilarating and slightly scary activity as you swim/walk across the Zambezi River just above Victoria Falls to Devil's Pool right on the edge of the Falls. Special mention must be made for the guides who are just fantastic in helping people of all abilities and ages get through it. They also take fantastic photos and short videos using your own camera, standing right on the edge to get the best angles. A truly breathtaking experience.
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Date of experience: January 2020