One of Livingstone’s newest and most quirky excursions, this has been described as an adrenaline activity for those that don’t want to throw themselves off the bridge or career down the Zambezi! Don’t worry – there isn’t really anything to get the stomach turning and the heart racing, but this does offer a privileged insight into the vast Victoria Falls Bridge and the scale of achievement in its construction. Crossing the Zambezi over the Second Gorge of the Falls and linking two countries, Zimbabwe and Zambia, the bridge was conceived by Cecil Rhodes and completed in 1905. Nearly 200 metres long and 130 metres high, it is now an iconic landmark for any visitor to the area, as well as providing the site for numerous exciting activities.
This one begins with a greeting at the Bridge Café, where there is also a museum about the bridge, from a curator playing the part of a French engineer who built the bridge. He will talk you through the hurried, 14 month construction and what living conditions were like for the engineers and builders. It’s then time to get harnessed up and climb down to the engineers’ walkway, to traverse the length of the bridge from this unique vantage point. Along the way, your guide will point out landmarks, describe more details about the bridge’s construction and give you plenty of time to take in the stunning views. At the end, you’ll walk back across the bridge, where there’s the option to enjoy lunch at the café and watch the daring bungee jumpers.