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Take A Dip In The Devil's Pool

On the Zambezi River, you can lounge at the very edge of a 350-foot waterfall.

If you like to live life on the edge, then take a dip in the Devil's Pool... if you dare.

When you're lounging mere feet from the steep drop of Victoria Falls, you'll understand why this place is called the Devil's Pool.
When you're lounging mere feet from the steep drop of Victoria Falls, you'll understand why this place is called the Devil's Pool.

The precarious swimming hole sits on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River in Africa, right above the 350-foot Victoria Falls.

Known locally as the Devil's Pool, the liquid lounge is only accessible a few months out of the year. The aerial video below shows just how close to the edge these daredevils get.

Whatever you do, don't lean back.
Whatever you do, don't lean back.

Between the months of August and January, the Zambezi River's water levels go down, revealing natural rock pools perched along the edge of Victoria Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in the world.

While the force of the falls continues to pour nearly 250,000 gallons of water per second down into the gorge below, the rocky barrier of the Devil's Pool prevents swimmers from being pulled down as well. An underwater alcove, known as the Devil's Arm Chair, even offers swimmers a place to lounge comfortably mere feet away from the roaring drop.

Tours to these pools can be booked through local hotels or official tour companies

Naturally, this watering hole can be extremely dangerous (read: 350-foot drop), so we recommend tourists visit the Devil's Pool only with an official guide and avoid walking along the barrier that separates the pool from the falls.

But if you can't wait to book a trip to Victoria Falls, scroll below to see an infinity pool so terrifyingly beautiful, it could only be designed by Mother Nature herself.

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