The devil’s pool (Victoria falls) in zambia

Victoria falls which is popularly known as the devil’s pool is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

It is located on the Zambia -Zimbabwe border where 38,430 cubic feet of water drops into the abyss per second.
It’s located adjacent to the famous Livingstone highland on the edge of Victoria falls.


To get to the pool, one has to walk on rocks and swim in the Zambezi before slipping into the adrenaline-pumping swimming hole. For people who are not scared, leap into the pool and get pushed to the edge by the force of the river.

The rock lip will in turn bring them to a halt as the ragging waters crash over the cliffs some feet away.


Other things to do at the devil’s pool

 The activities one can engage in the devil’s pool  are not limited to swimming. One can engage in a boat ride to Livingstone island along a wild stretch of the Zambezi enclosed by lush tropical forests.

One can also watch birds and other wild animals like hippos, crocodiles, elephants, or buffaloes as they come to drink water.


How safe is the devil’s pool?.

The devil’s pool is essentially safe as long as the visitors adhere to the guide’s instructions. There is no risk of being swept over by the Victoria falls and The guides carefully scan the water to avoid the presence of wild animals before letting the visitors in.  Visitors from ages 0-7 are not allowed at the devil’s pool.

Children from age 12, too young, and old adults are allowed into the devil’s pool.


The best time to visit the devil’s pool


The devil’s pool is usually open depending on the Zambezi water levels. Between mid-August and mid-January. Make sure to make a proper inquiry when you want to visit the devil’s pool to know if it’s open.

The devil’s pool to many looks a bit scary but it’s one of the most amazing experiences one can have in Zambia.

Have you been to the devil’s pool? Share your experience in the comment session.

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