Bungee Jump Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls Bungee Jump is undoubtedly the most scenic bungee jump in the World. With the Victoria Falls themselves as the backdrop, and the mighty Zambezi River flowing beneath you, this is sure to be the greatest bungee jump in the World.

Your Victoria Falls Bungee Jump will undoubtedly be more than a passing thought the night before you take the leap. But, even though your mind will be buzzing with adrenaline, don't forget to take your passport on the day! You'll need it to get onto the Victoria Falls Bungee bridge which marks the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia.

The Victoria Falls Bungee Jump Bridge in itself is impressive and offers the most spectacular views as you get ready for your Victoria Falls Bungee Jump. The roaring of the mighty Zambezi River beneath you will definitely draw your attention as it floods into the Batoka Gorge below.

Once on the bridge, an ankle and body harnesses will be attached. Then the jumpmaster will give you calm and encouraging instructions followed by a countdown: "5 - 4 - 3 - 2- 1 - B-U-N-G-E-E!!!!!!" You will then experience 4 seconds of mind blowing freefall. Before you know it, a recovery operator will have you hooked up and winched back to the catwalk below the bridge.

The Bungee Jump Bridge

The bungee jump bridge was the brainchild of Cecil Rhodes. This was part of his grand Cape to Cairo railway scheme. Rhodes is recorded as instructing the engineers to "build the bridge across the Zambezi where the trains, as they pass, will catch the spray of the Falls". The bridge was constructed in England by the Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company, before being shipped to the Mozambique port of Beira and then transported on the newly constructed railway to the Victoria Falls. It took just 14 months to construct and was completed in 1905.

The bridge was officially opened by Professor George Darwin, son of Charles Darwin and President of the British Association (now the British Science Association) on 12 September 1905. The American Society of Civil Engineers lists the bridge as a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Constructed from steel, the bridge is 198 metres long, with a main arch spanning 156.50 metres at a height of 128 metres above the lower water mark of the river in the gorge below. It carries a road, railway and footway. The bridge is the only rail link between Zambia and Zimbabwe and one of only three road links between the two countries.

Victoria Falls Bungee Jump Safety

During your Victoria Falls Bungee Jump, safety is our main concern. The detailed set of operational manuals, including a Bungee Safety Management Systems Manual, a Standard Bungee Operating Procedures Manual, Emergency Response Plan Manual and the Quality Management Systems Manual ensures that no stone is left unturned. This coupled with daily bungee equipment inspections, periodic bungee cord inspections, and a specialised electronic Equipment Management System, makes 100% sure the equipment you will be using is of the highest quality and condition.

When it comes to the bungee jump crew, you are in the very best of hands. The bungee crew are first aid qualified (Our more senior staff are IRATA certified) and many of the current team have been with the Victoria Falls Bungee Jump since the beginning in 1994! The three senior Bungee Jump masters have over 100 000 safe jumps to their names. Continual improvement is the name of the game when it comes to training. Every month training is carried out on everything from system procedures, fire evacuation, emergency response and customer service. Over and above this, quarterly internal equipment inspections and safety audits are conducted. Additionally once a year, the Bungee Jump is audited by an external independent working at heights specialist. The operators strive everyday to ensure that all clients of the Victoria Falls Bungee Jump receive the safest possible experience.

The bungee bridge is 128m high, but the bungee jump itself is 111m of pure adrenalin.

4 seconds of mind blowing freefall!

Yes you can! We can fit you in a full body harness and so there will be no pressure exerted onto your knee’s!

The maximum bungee jump weight is 120 kg’s.

Absolutely not! In the 250 thousand bungee jumps we have done, nothing has even come close!

Yes! They can either stand on the bridge and get the close up view, or they can watch you plummet while sipping on a cold beer in our Bridge Café.

Bungee cords are made from Extruded Latex Rubber and comprise of two components, the inner ‘wraps’ which are the strength of the cord, and the outer ‘binding’ which keeps everything in place.

Very rarely! Only very small crocs survive the fall over the Victoria Falls.

The minimum weight allowed on the bungee is 40 kg’s

We advise against it. Our number one concern is looking after your safety, so if you suffer from high blood pressure, we would recommend something a bit tamer, like the Bridge Slide.

The minimum age for bungee is 14 years.

The bungee is open every day from 9am, and go all the way through to 5pm.

After your bungee jump, we will send a recovery operator down to come and get you. You will both be winched back up to the bridge, so no hiking out the gorge required!

The crew undergo a rigorous training program, and all of the Jump Masters have over 10 years or 5000 jumps worth of safe operating experience.

Yes. They break for lunch between 1pm and 2pm every day.

Generally you will get to within 20 meters of water.

The river below the bungee bridge is between 10 and 30 meters deep.

Any form of identification will suffice. Just advise the Immigration officers that you are going to the bridge and they will issue you with a "Bridge Pass".

Definitely possible! We prefer if you have had some jumping experience before, but there is only one way to find out!

While it is raining we pack our cords to protect them from moisture. Normally rainstorms only last about half an hour, so be patient….we’ll make sure you jump!

Where To Find The Bungee Jump Bridge

The Victoria Falls bungee jump bridge forms the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. The bridge stretches 198 meters from end to end. The Victoria Falls Bridge crosses the Zambezi River just below the Victoria Falls and is built over the Second Gorge of the falls. As the river is the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, the bridge links the two countries and has border posts on the approaches to both ends, at the towns of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Livingstone, Zambia.

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