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Seeking Victoria Falls advice (driving vs transfers, rafting/scheduling)

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We are two people currently driving a Namibian car rental (with a permission to cross borders) through Caprivi toward Kasane and plan to spend two days/one night in Victoria Falls area on Aug 30-31, returning to Kasane. We haven't obtained any visas in advance and plan to get them at the borders. Besides just viewing the falls, we are hoping to do the following: bungee jump and/or gorge swing (probably one person doing each); Devil's pool; and maybe (big maybe) white water raft Zambezi. We read the guides and websites, but have a few questions:

- Considering the costs and the hassles and the amount of time it will take, is it better to park the car securely somewhere in Kasane and arrange for paid transportation into Victoria Falls and back, or to drive there across the border ourselves? Which border, Zambia or Zimbabwe?

- If we don't prebook anything, and just do it once we get there, is there going to be a problem with availability or significant waits or long queues for bungee jump, swing and Devil's pool?

- How safe is Zambezi white water rafting? I saw a rate of 60 deaths per year "mostly due to crocodiles", which is pretty huge, but other sources say crocodiles are "small" and are not a problem. Which rafting company is recommended? We are more interested in going on the type of boat where we don't paddle.

- Is it possible to do full day rafting trip and still make it back over the border to Kasane on a transfer on the same day? Is it possible to come from Kasane on day 1, see the falls and do a bungee jump and Devil's pool (afternoon) and book a rafting trip for day 2, then raft on day 2 and make it back to Kasane before the border closes for the night? Shearwater site says return to town is at 14:30, so it sounds like return to Kasane after that is totally possible.

Thank you very much!

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