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Victoria Falls Jet Boat - adventure below the Falls

A face-paced ride on the rapids in the Zambezi River below the Victoria Falls

Adventure jet boat below the Victoria Falls - trip starts in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

High speed boat ride on the Zambezi River

The Adventure Jetboat, introduced in early 2019, is run from the Zimbabwe side of the Zambezi River. This high speed Victoria Falls jet boat was specially made, and with 465 horsepower, it is bound to inspire a thrill like no other. It is located down in the gorge, under the Victoria Falls Bridge, right by the first rapids.

Victoria Falls Jet Boat Trips

It operates daily between the hours of 8am and about 4pm, with the last trip leaving at 3pm. It is available every hour. Guests are picked up at their hotel/lodge in Victoria Falls (extra transfers will be required if coming from Livingstone town), and taken to the top of the gorge. Strap into your safety gear, and then head down on foot to the Boiling Pot. You must be fit enough to walk in and out of the gorge. The walk is steep, and in some places rocky. The jet boat will take you on at high speeds down and up the rapids and through sharp turns as you speed down and up the Batoka gorge.

Zooting throught the Zambezi River rapids in a jet boat  Victoria Falls jet boat going towards the Victoria Falls

At the boiling pot, you get to see the Victoria Falls from below, and witness the shear majesty of this famous waterfall. Going up and down the gorge, you will see the giant walls of basalt which have been carved over time by the Zambezi River, and the rapids which make this part of the river a world-class white-water rafting experience. The time on the water is between 45 and 50 minutes.

Jet boat going towards the Victoria Falls, Zambezi River  Jet boat trips go under the Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Zimbabwe/Zambia

The adventure jet boat is a great alternative to the white-water rafting trip, although it does not take you as far. However, the shear thrill of the powerful river will leave you satisfied and in awe. After the walk out, drinks will be served on top of the gorge.

The jet boat trips do not operate between April and May in the high water season, and they do not operate from October to November during the low water season. Because of varying climate patterns, the closures may also vary.

What You Need to Bring

• Comfortable hiking shoes
• Sunscreen
• US$10 national park fees
• Clothes that you don't mind getting wet
• Sunglasses
• Waterproof camera

What you Need to Know

• Transfers are included to and from Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) accommodation. If you are staying in Zambia or Botswana, you will need to book a transfer, or make your own way to Victoria Falls town. You will also need to have the correct visa. If you need assistance with this, please contact us.
• The trips run with at least two people on board (maximum 12 passengers)
• You must be fit enough to walk into and out of the gorge, and you must be able to fit into the lifejacket and helmet.
• Photos and video of the trip can be purchased for an additional fee
• The total turnaround time for a trip is approximately 3 hours. This will be longer if you are coming from Zambia.

 

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