The ZamRoomies and I decided that we wanted to take a weekend excursion to Livingstone, the major destination in Zambia that boasts the breathtaking Victoria Falls and Devil’s Pool, one of the natural wonders of the world.
Waking up bright and early, we loaded the bus at 6am for a 6 hour journey to Livingstone where we would meet Reena and Sara who were already there. After hours of Kindle reading, snacking and watching really odd movies that portrayed black America in a very disturbing light, we arrived! We quickly caught a cab and arrived at our adorable little hostel called Jollyboys.
It was a haven of international hipsters and their families living in this hostel where the pools were blue and the bar was always open. Cat were prominent too which led to an overjoyed Kalin and a petrified Effie. I love my roomz. Many people suggested that we eat at a restaurant called Olga’s and Café Zambezi, so naturally we stopped by both. It was a very expat-y community and all of Livingstone was so clean! We were very impressed. After a bit of exploring, we hit the hay and woke up the next day in DEVIL’S POOL.
Devils Pool is adjacent to the famous Livingstone Island situated on the edge of the world renowned Victoria Falls.
The tour started from the deck of the Royal Livingstone Hotel that overlooks the Zambezi River. Then, departed the hotel via speed boat and headed to Livingstone Island. Upon arrival, we took celebratory, pre-Devil’s pool shots and then were guided around the island. We even got to visit the Loo with a View! Since we planned our trip around the weather, the water levels were low enough for us to swim out into Devils Pool. “When the flow of the river is at a certain level, often times between September and December, a rock barrier forms with minimal current, allowing adventurous swimmers to splash around in relative safety a few feet from the point where the water cascades over the falls.”
This was our terrifyingly beautiful adventure.