Course of events
The bridge slide is exciting and mildly adventurous but friendly for all ages from ten years up – either alone or with a friend.
Beginning from a platform on the Zambian bank, the zipline glides 300 meters over the rapids in the Batoka Gorge below providing incomparable views of The Falls before gently coming to rest on the Zimbabwean side of the bridge.
Of all the bridge activities, the bridge slide is certainly the tamest one. People of all ages can do it from toddlers to old-timers. It does provide a bit of an adrenaline rush, not enough for you to question all of your life choices, but enough to make you want to do it again.
You will need to cross the Victoria Falls Bridge to where the Bridge Cafe is located. Once you've checked in and signed all your paperwork, you are strapped into your harness and walk up to the platform on the Zambian edge of the Batoka Gorge. You can choose to go at it alone or in tandem.
The zipline goes for 300 meters over the Zambezi River rapids in the Batoka Gorge below giving you a spectacular view of the Zambezi River and gorge before you are gently brought over to the Victoria Falls Bridge. Then you take a short walk under the bridge to the Zimbabwean edge of the Batoka.
- Availability in low water: 9.00am to 5.00pm
- Starting time in high water: 10.00am
Adventure Zone closes for lunch from 12.00pm to 2.00pm
Minimum client weight is 30 kilograms ( 66 pounds) and the maximum weight is 200 kilograms (440 pounds).
With prior notice, the team does its best to accommodate the special needs of physically challenged individuals.
The Victoria Falls Bridge lies in "no man's land" between the Zimbabwean and Zambian Border Posts. Jumpers, sliders, swingers, spectators, etc. must indicate to the immigration officials that they are only proceeding onto the bridge and then returning through the same border post. Immigration officials will then issue a gate pass without stamping of the passport.
Sufficient time must be allowed to get from Vic Falls/Livingstone town to the border, through Customs & Immigration, then down to the bridge and up to the registration area to check in. As such, clients should leave town ONE HOUR before their appointed jump time.
The registration area is set up adjacent to the bridge on the Zambian bank of the Zambezi River. All clients are to proceed to the registration area prior to jumping/swinging/sliding. No special clothing, equipment or experience is necessary. Jumpers/sliders/swingers are advised to remove any jewelry and accessories.
Clients who have pre-booked and/or prepaid need to present their voucher at registration. The clients are screened, weighed, and registered for their product of choice. Registering includes signing an indemnity form, payment (or voucher presentation) and the recording of the payment transaction.
The jump/swing/slide number and weight are clearly written on the back of the client's hand.