Wanna Jump Into a Pool at the Top of a 32-Story Waterfall?By: Grant Marek
Some people like to spend their weekend cannonballing into a pool.
And some people like to spend their weekend hiking to a waterfall.
And some people like to spend their weekend cannonballing into a pool on TOP OF A WATERFALL THEY HIKED TO.
For those third 'some people' there's Devil's Pool, an infinity pool on top of the 32-story Victoria Falls -- a mile-wide waterfall on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe that cycles through more than 132 million gallons of water every friggin' minute.
The Devil's Pool was formed after thousands of years of erosion created a rock wall on the lip of the waterfall's sheer face that left what's essentially a really-large-jacuzzi-sized pool with minimal current.
Here's the catch though: the pool is only accessible from September to December when the Zambezi river gets low enough to access the pool.
Here's the other catch though: YOU'RE ON TOP OF A 32-STORY WATERFALL CYCLING THROUGH A ZILLION GALLONS OF WATER AND IF YOU GO IN THE WRONG PLACE YOU COULD TOTALLY DIE OR AT THE VERY LEAST DIE. ALSO DIE.
Soooooooooo: Get a local guide.
Not only are their swim trunks the dopest, but they also know the "die zones" versus the "fun times in an infinity pool zones" and'll boat you down the Zambezi, then hike you out there through a bunch of boulders to the Devil's Pool.