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Swimming at the edge of Africa’s Victoria Falls might seem like a daredevil fool hardy stunt.
But, during the months of September and December, you’ll see swimmers, even families with kids enjoying a dip, just inches from the edge. They’re hardly suicidal as these pics show, and the shallow pool they’re flailing about in is called Devil’s Pool. It’s a natural, relatively safe rock pool situated at the top of the falls.
This creates ideal conditions for swimming, if you’re prepared to make a short leap of faith. Swimming just two inches from the edge in the midst of the thunderous roar of water all around you can make for an exhilarating adrenaline rush, and the photo opps are incredible.
If the footage is anything to go by, this is one of those “51 things to do before you die” kind of must-tries, no?
As the author of this video notes: Seriously, who was the idiot who first jumped into the pool at the top of falls to see if it was safe?