Famous explorer David Livingstone may have been forgiven for thinking he had reached the end of the world when his local guides paddled him through swift rapids in a dugout canoe. Approaching a huge plume of mist suspended over a cliff into which the waters plunged, he landed safely on the spit of land now known as Livingstone Island. A few steps through the dense rainforest revealed one of the most spectacular sights in the world, Victoria Falls, then known as Mosi-Oa-Tunya or The Smoke That Thunders. Follow in his footsteps and gaze on the same view from this historic island in low water season.
Once a sacred site for the local tribes called Goat Island, this protected area only allows a maximum of 16 people on at any one time. For an exhilarating experience make a splash in the Devil’s Pool (dependent on water levels). This thrilling infinity pool peers over the brim of the largest curtain of falling water and is a breathtaking sight. This is no dip in a swimming pool, but a plunge into a magnificent natural body of water that boasts mesmerising views of cascading landscapes. Take a swim on the wild side; this is an experience you will never forget.