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Zambezi Gorge

Listed under Canyons in Livingstone, Zimbabwe.

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Zambezi Gorge is the name for the gaping cleft below thunderous Victoria Falls. There is not just one gorge here but a series of chasms carved out by the huge quantities of water coming over the falls. As well as the drama of seeing the world's largest (by volume) waterfall up close - you can get quite close on foot - visitors will see one of the largest concentrations of diverse wildlife in Africa, including hippos, elephants, lions, crocodiles, velvet monkeys and baboons.

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Written by  Andy Kinght.

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Adventure and then some

The rafting company we went with was very helpful and fun. The experience was amazing. We went during the low flow, big rapid season. I have rafted a number of times in the US, and you would never be allowed to run rapids of this class in the US as an amateur. I highly suggest paying the extra for the helicopter ride out of the gorge. After the shooting the rapids, you do not feel like climbing out of a 700ft gorge, believe me. My husband and I climbed out and it is the one thing I will never forget, absolutely grueling.

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