Where Angels Gaze and Fools Rush In: The Devil’s Pool

victoria-fall-zimbabwe-national-park“Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.”
—David Livingstone view-of-devils-pool-and-victoria-falls-from-zambezi-national-park-zimbabweThat’s rather what I thought too, and as we hiked along the the cliff opposite Victoria Falls, I couldn’t help but notice a group of happy adventurers view-of-devils-pool-and-victoria-falls-from-zambezi-national-park-zimbabwe-4basking Jacuzzi-style at the top of the world’s largest waterfall, waving at people view-of-devils-pool-and-victoria-falls-from-zambezi-national-park-zimbabwe-5and peering over the edge into the abyss of steamy spray below. victoria-falls-as-seen-from-zambezi-national-park-zimbabwe-8This spot is known as the Devil’s Pool. rainbow-at-victoria-falls-zambiaWith a name like that, I might have been more wary, but it looked so amazing that I signed up for a side tour that afternoon during our free time,victoria-falls-as-seen-from-zambezi-national-park-zimbabwe-6 despite our guide’s suggestion that I might be crazy and his reminder that it was so dangerous he had never gone (nor did our tour company endorse it). view-of-victoria-falls-from-zambiaI figured nobody would allow it if it was really that dangerous.
Well, let’s just say African and American standards are different!photo-shoot-in-devils-pool-victoria-fallsSince coming home, I’ve done a little research and noticed other descriptions, such as “the world’s most dangerous pool,” “the world’s ultimate infinity pool,” “most thrilling, insane, awesome,” “death-defying feat,” etc.helping-hand-at-victoria-fallsAt any rate, I’ll tell you more about our experience tomorrow, but next week
I’ll give you a list of 11 reasons why I don’t personally recommend it!siting-on-the-top-of-the-devils-pool-zambia-victoria-fallsThe wise man’s eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness.” (Ecclesiastes 2:14)

 

2 responses to “Where Angels Gaze and Fools Rush In: The Devil’s Pool

  1. Charylene Powers

    I would never have been able to explore the falls like you did …so happy you made it back safely.

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