Zambia Daily Mail deputy managing director Anthony Mukwita on Saturday dared the devil by bungee-jumping 111 metres off the Victoria Falls Bridge in Livingstone.
Mr Mukwita went down the gorge as part of the promotion of tourism products ahead of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) general assembly next month.
Livingstone and Victoria Falls town in Zimbabwe will jointly host the prestigious general assembly, the first to be held in Southern Africa, from August 24 to 29.
The UN event, themed, The Beat is here, is expected to attract more than 4,000 delegates.
Mr Mukwita said the Zambia Daily Mail wants visitors to know about the various adventurous tourism packages offered in Zambia, including the bungee jump and slides and swings on the Victoria Falls Bridge.
“The bungee jump is adrenaline-raising, exhilarating and adventurous,” he said.
|Fast facts about Victoria Falls Bungee Jump:|
|Amount of time until you reach the bottom||4 seconds|
|Operator||Victoria Falls Bungee|
|Restrictions||14 years and above
40 – 140 kgs
|Time||09h00 – 17h00|
“This is the most exciting adventure that everyone should experience,” Mr Mukwita, who received congratulatory hugs from tourists, said.
He challenged Zambia Daily Mail managing director Isaac Chipampe, Times of Zambia managing director Godfrey Malama and Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) director general Chibamba Kanyama to take the plunge.
He also emphasised the need for local people to take a leading role in promoting domestic tourism by sampling the various tourism products offered in Livingstone.
“Tourists come from America, Europe and different parts of the world to visit these sites. Local people should also take part in these adventures as a marketing strategy,” Mr Mukwita said.
Date: 29 July 2013