The Devil’s Pool

Right on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World – Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world. While the waterfall itself is a fantastic destination, Victoria Falls is home to one of the most adventurous swimming holes known to man. Called the Devil’s Pool, it is a natural rock pool located just feet from the edge of the falls, allowing daredevil swimmers the opportunity to appreciate Victoria Falls up close.

The Devil’s Pool

The Devil’s Pool is definitely not for the faint of heart. With the edge of the falls literally feet away, swimmers can peer over the edge and take in the full beauty of the water crashing down to the rocks over 320 feet below while floating the world’s most stunning infinity pool.

Getting to Devil’s Pool involves a boat ride, a short hike over Livingstone Island, and then a final swim to get to the infamous rock pool. Don’t worry about going over the edge, though; trained guides make sure that this breathtaking experience is completely safe.

After experiencing the Devil’s Pool, Livingstone Island provides some of the most off the map lodging in the world. Tongabezi Lodge consists of six private houses and five river cottages that can accommodate up to six travelers. The Lodge is incredibly well furnished, providing luxurious accommodations despite its remote location.

For those looking for a more natural experience, Sindabezi Island has what you’re looking for. Essentially a “luxury bush camp,” Sindabezi has only five cottages, all of which are open-sided and provide amazing views of the African bush and the flood plains of the Zambezi river. Despite its billing as a more authentic experience, luxury is still the name of the game here, as there are options for private catered dinners and elephant safaris.

Visiting this majestic destination takes some work, but travelers will be well rewarded with once-in-a-lifetime views and accommodations.

Travel Makers MD

The Devil’s Pool