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Zip-line across the Zambezi River

Last updated: 16 March, 2024

If you can’t face the prospect of bungee jumping from the famous Victoria Falls Bridge, the adrenalin-pumping zip-line is a fine way to get your thrills above the Batoka Gorge. The zip-line stretches for 425 metres across the gorge, and stepping free of terra firma will see you hurtling along at more than 100km/h.

If you have the presence of mind, look upstream and you’ll be rewarded with dramatic views of the Falls and the iconic iron railway bridge. Afterwards, catch your breath with a drink at the scenic Lookout Café.

Logistics

Price from: £65
Minimum age: 6
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around
Duration: 1-2 hours

Getting there & doing it

The cost includes scheduled transfers from local Victoria falls hotels to the zip-line site a short way downstream from the Falls. Wear comfortable clothing and sturdy outdoor/hiking shoes. There is no minimum age requirement, but younger children may be required to zip-line in a tandem harness with an adult.

When to do it

The zip-line is available all year round, seven days a week.

Who to go with: organised tours

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Our selection of the best Viator tours of this attraction or activity

Zipline (Zimbabwe)

  • Victoria Falls

Zipline (Zimbabwe)

Viator

Imagine taking a running jump into thin air over the chasm, soaring horizontally through the air over the turmoil of the Zambezi below.

Price $87

Min age 6

Rating 4 / 5 [9 ratings]

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Who to go with: tour operators

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Our writer’s recommended tour operators to book with

Wild Horizons

  • Victoria Falls Town, Zimbabwe

Wild Horizons

Long-running, highly respected and professional local tour operator, offering a wide range of adventure and safari tours around Victoria Falls.

Destination guides

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Victoria Falls

  • Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls

Destination guide

The world-famous Victoria Falls is also Africa’s adventure playground, offering an array of brilliant adrenalin-packed adventure activities plus Big Five safaris.