There’s more to Victoria Falls than white water rafting – try these for starters.
Flight of Angels
Of the multiple options for gasping at vistas of Victoria Falls, soaring above in a microlight is a unique thrill. You’re open to the spray and the air rushing past, while banking above the thundering falls is a huge buzz. A 15-minute microlight flight with Batoka Sky (www.livingstonesadventure.com) costs US$150 (£100). Helicopter rides are also available
Livingstone isn’t just about the water. The 66sq km Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park just above the falls is small but there’s the chance to see giraffe, elephant, zebra and even rare white rhino. Get a different perspective from the back of an elephant. An elephant experience with Safari Par Excellence (www.safpar.net) costs US$170 (£113)
Gorge swing and abseil
If rafting doesn’t stimulate your adrenaline gland enough, set your heart pounding with a multi-activity experience that includes abseiling into Batoka Gorge, zipping across it on a high wire and leaping off into a 54m free fall on the lunatic gorge swing. A full day of activities with Abseil Zambia (thezambeziswing.com) costs US$130 (£87)
Date: 21 March 2013