Exploring Africa's Wildlife And Wild Places

Devil's Pool at Victoria Falls Opens Soon

by David Tett
August 8, 2016

Lewis Family, Victoria Falls ActivitiesThere are some very good reasons to visit Victoria Falls outside of the peak travel months of June and July. One of these is Devil's Pool.  

For a narrow window of time each year you can experience the falls in a most remarkable way: by sitting in a natural pool above the falls called Devil's Pool. Each year the specific availability dates for this special activity are determined by watching the water level of the Zambezi River until it is deemed low enough for safe swimming. Generally, this period occurs sometime between late August and early January.

William Family, Victoria Falls Activities

Devil's Pool Opening August 10

And we're pleased to report it's coming up to that time of the year again! The opening of Devils Pool, Zambia, is just around the corner, on August 10. It is one of those experiences that should definitely be top of the list for all those visiting the majestic Victoria Falls. After all, who can pass up an opportunity to enjoy the "world's ultimate infinity pool"!

Millburn Family, Victoria Falls Activities

"At Victoria Falls, sitting 10 feet from the edge of the falls in rushing water got the attention of this old man, what a rush."  
Bushtracks traveler J.C. Millburn, pictured with his family


An Experience You Will Never Forget

The Devil's Pool takes living on the edge to a whole new level. Accompanied by your guide, you'll peer over the side of the massive wall of water as you swim on the rim of the over-300-foot drop. It is an experience you will never forget. The trip includes a tour that takes you back in time to the history of the area, as well as its present World Heritage status. 

Our popular Southern Africa's Best Private Reserves safari includes a two-day stay at Victoria Falls in between top African safari gameviewing at private reserves in South Africa's Greater Kruger, and Botswana's Okavango Delta.   This gives you plenty of time to add the Devil's Pool activity to your time in Victoria Falls.

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AUTHOR BIO  |David Tett

Bushtracks' Founder & Owner is a sixth-generation Southern African, born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe, later earning a Bachelor of Science degree in DNA technology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He founded Bushtracks Expeditions in 1989 and has been traveling extensively throughout Africa for more than 45 years. Combining his interest in ecosystems and the varied ecology of Africa with photographic safaris, he develops educational programs that include traditional cultures and wildlife. He is keenly interested in how nature tourism affects rural African communities and has worked with several projects that successfully integrate communities, the environment, and wildlife viewing.