Abseil Victoria Falls (AVF) has temporarily suspended abseiling activity in the Batoka Gorge in Victoria Falls due to high water levels on the Zambezi River, which makes it dangerous to abseil. The adrenalin rush activity, which was launched last year, will resume once the water levels rescind.
Abseiling, derived from a German word abseilen, which refers to a top rope down, resembles rock climbing where clients make a controlled decent using a rope. Through abseiling, tourists get a chance to descend to the waterfall’s boiling point at the bottom of the gorge and take photos of the Falls. Clients can go as low as 100-metres down the gorge, depending on the water levels.
AVF commented: “For now, we are on a seasonal closure; we will be back soon when water levels (in the Zambezi river) decline.”
Water levels normally rise from April to mid-July, depending on the volume of rainfall received that particular year.
Other high-wire activities in the resort town include gorge swing, bridge swinging, white-water rafting, sky diving and bungee jumping.