Have you ever dreamed of swimming in a natural pool overlooking one of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls? Well, you can do that with Devils Pool Victoria Falls! Situated on the Zambian side of the falls, on Livingston Island, it would not be an exaggeration to say that this pool is the ultimate version of a natural infinity pool.
The excitement of swimming and looking down on one of the most powerful waterfalls on our planet is one of those unique and memorable experiences. If traveling in Southern Africa, don’t miss this amazing adventure.
The Devil’s Pool is a natural pool created by thousands of years of erosion. What makes Devil’s Pool unique is a rock ledge at the edge of Victoria Falls, where the water is only a few centimeters deep, allowing adventure seekers to jump into the water without getting swept over the edge. While in the Devil’s Pool, you can lie on the rock rim and look out over the edge of Victoria Falls, providing the most dramatic and exhilarating views.
Devil’s Pool is located right on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
You can only access the pool through Zambia, but you can also cross to the Zimbabwean side if you wish to do so for Devils Pool Victoria Falls views.
The pool is only open to visitors during the dry season when the water is shallow enough for visitors to swim to the edge. A wall of submerged rocks protects you from the hundred-meter drop, but it still looks pretty scary!
The only way to visit Devil’s Pool is to join the Livingstone Island Tour, which can be added to our Victoria Falls tours. You can only access the Devil’s Pool through the Zambezi River, and it is impossible to get there alone. Visiting Victoria Falls Devils Pool is part of the Livingstone Island Tour. This tour also includes a short boat ride to Livingstone Island (a great experience in itself navigating through the rocky channels of the river), a Brief tour of the island, a welcome drink, a meal (either breakfast, lunch, or high tea), and the optional swim in Devil’s Pool. The tour makes the whole trip more comfortable and enjoyable and reduces the stress of organizing such a visit.
However, you must book your tour in advance because there are limited spaces, and they sell out quickly!
When is the Best Time to Experience Devil’s Pool?
As previously mentioned, Devil’s Pool visit is unavailable all year. The Livingstone Island tour does not include Devil’s Pool during the wet season when water levels are too high and currents are too strong to swim- usually around February to June. Devil’s Pool is only accessible during the dry season when the water level is lower and the current is not as strong; you should visit the Devil’s Pool between mid-August and mid-January. The best months are between October and November when the chances to get good weather and nice water conditions are higher than during any other time of the year. Although all times during the day will provide an incredible experience, going during one of the morning tours will provide the best opportunity to see a few rainbows, while the high tea time slot will provide amazing sunset views.
During the opening period, there will usually be five guided tours daily. Remember that to get to the actual pool; you’ll have to swim for a short distance across the Zambezi River, so you want to make sure you go when the currents are not strong.
The experience will for sure give you an adrenaline kick!
Here’s everything you need to visit the wonderful Devil’s Pool of Victoria Falls. If you are an adventure lover or passionate about the extreme, you’ll enjoy this unforgettable experience!