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The town of Victoria Falls was the epicenter of extreme adventures for many years. But at the peak of Zimbabwe's civil unrest, many of the adventure operators either closed down or moved to the Zambian side. Livingstone took over as the gateway to the Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River, and all the activities associated with them. Over the last few years, however, the Zimbabwean side has made a remarkable comeback, with companies such as Adventure Zone, Wild Horizons, and the original Shearwater offering all manner of thrills.
Adventure Zone. This is a one-stop booking agent for bungee jumping, upper Zambezi River canoeing, white-water rafting, Victoria Falls Bridge tour, transfers, and many other activities Victoria Falls has to offer. Shop No.4, Phumula Centre, Victoria Falls. 013/4–4424. www.adventurezonevicfalls.com.
Shearwater. One of the oldest operating companies in Victoria Falls (thrill seeking since 1982) and unique in that it owns and operates the majority of activities available in Victoria Falls, Shearwater can put you in a helicopter or raft, or on an elephant or boat cruise. Victoria Falls. 013/4–4471. www.shearwatervictoriafalls.com.
Wild Horizons. Need to get around? Wild Horizons runs transfers in and around Victoria Falls, Livingstone, and Chobe, including airport pick-ups and drop-offs. They also do multi-day tours and cross-border transfers between Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. Victoria Falls. 013/4–4571. www.wildhorizons.co.za.