I’m a thrill seeker by nature. I love the adrenaline.
Upon my arrival in Livingstone, Zambia, the first thing on my agenda was to look for the company that does the bungee jumps from the bridge that crosses the Zambezi River, which holds the Victoria Falls and divides Zambia from Zimbabwe.
I checked into my hostel, and there it was… a full-blown poster of a guy bungee jumping from the Victoria Falls bridge.
The next day, since the bridge is relatively close to the center of Livingstone, I took a taxi towards the bridge.
Since the bridge is the actual border, I went through a “fake” immigration process in which I just had to tell the immigration official that I was bungee jumping and they would stamp a loose piece of paper so I could enter the bridge.
A quick registration process, and in no time I was doing the first of three activities – the bridge slide, which is basically a zip line from the river bank on the Zambian side towards the bridge. It was fun, but I wanted more.
Then came the bungee jump. I had never bungee before, so I had intensely mixed feelings going from shit scared, to overexcited, to what the hell am I doing.
Oh, it was here where an Australian girl fell into the river after the bungee cord snapped, just a few months before I jumped… yikes! She survived, though.
But, from this point, I’ll let the video do the “talking”…
I came out of that bungee as a mess… but a happy mess who wanted more!
Then came the last jump – the bridge swing.
Just as scary as the bungee jump, the swing uses the same gravitational forces to make you feel like you’re asphyxiating as you drop, that your heart will come out of your mouth, that your veins will explode out of pressure; and that funny intense tickle that fills your chest, boosting your adrenaline over your bearable limits.
Well, the swing did all that, but the difference was that I didn’t just go straight down the entire time, but swung back and fort, enjoying the view of the waterfalls while feeling the mist all over my face and body.
Do you want to see me walk on air?
Lastly, if you’re interested in bungee jumping from the Victoria Falls bridge, I recommend checking this tour since they are reputable and affordable.
Have you ever gone bungee jumping? How was it?
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