Livingstone Island & Devil's Pool

Reviews of Livingstone Island & Devil's Pool

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Below are independent comments from 5 of our travellers who have done this activity and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Paula from Atlanta
Date: 17-Sep-2019
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

highlight of the trip

The absolute highlight of our trip. Don't miss out! Bring water shoes - not flip flops.

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Mrs N from Chicago
Date: 14-Aug-2017 Based at: Stanley Safari Lodge
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

On the sketchy side! But well worse it

We really enjoyed the Livingstone Island Afternoon tea excursion. We went on 8/15 and it had only been opened for a week. The water was still pretty high and you needed to be a swimmer to do it. The guide first do what I called a test drive buy having us swim through a part of the river that was safe but with some current to see how we could swim. Unfortunately, a young man who had join our group was asked to turn back because he couldn't swim. After that, we swam (really a little) and walked on rock to get to the devil's pool. Be aware that there are some little fishes in the pool that nibble on your feet... my daughter got so scare that she pulled her feet out of the water so fast that we thought she was going to flip over the top. It definitely seemed a little sketchy because of the water level but we never felt in danger as the guide was very careful. Another man took videos and pictures on our Iphone and he did a fantastic job. Our guide was great and friendly.
We then went back to the camp area and had food (way too much) and well deserved drinks. Stop by the bathroom nicknamed the "loom with a view"... to get the full experience!
My only suggestion to improve the visit would be to spend a more time in the water at the pool and less at the camp eating otherwise highly recommended.

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Mr g from Illinois, USA
Date: 14-Aug-2015 Based at: Avani Victoria Falls
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

a great experience, although a bit pricey

A great way to get close to Victoria Falls. The process ( from departure at the Robert Livingstone Hotel, boat to the Island, "tour" of the Falls, guiding those (not us) taking in Devils Pool, the breakfast, and return) was well organized, the various staff were friendly, helpful and informative, and the breakfast meal was excellent.

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Mr B St Mary from UK
Date: 6-Aug-2007 Based at: Avani Victoria Falls
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Excellent

Very Good - Recommended

The Zambian side of the falls can be a lot drier than the Zimbabwe side. This is the nearest you can get to the Zimbabe side and it does give a different viewpoint. Rainbows appeared everywhere, which gives great photo opportunities. We did not tell the kids that the island was on the lip of the falls and they got a real kick out of it.

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Mr J from Cambridgeshire
Date: 19-Jul-2007 Based at: Tongabezi
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Will stick in my mind for ever

Standing 1 fott away from a 1100m drop down the falls watching 3m liters per second of water coming of the Zimbawe cateract was breath taking.Standing 1 foot away from a 1100m drop down the falls watching 3million litres per second of water coming of the Zimbabwe cataract was breath taking, what an adrenaline rush. The Vic Falls area is becoming adrenaline capital of the world. Living on the edge type people will be in their element around this area.

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