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Top 5 Most Extreme Bungee Jumping Destinations


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Victoria Bridge Falls, Zimbabwe
Victoria Bridge Falls in Zimbabwe is 364 feet above Victoria Falls, the most visited tourist attraction in the country.
Victoria Bridge Falls in Zimbabwe is 364 feet above Victoria Falls, the most visited tourist attraction in the country.
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At 364 feet (110.95 meters), Victoria Bridge Falls in Zimbabwe isn't that much higher than the crane in the Catskills, but it does overlook the largest waterfall in the world. Overlooking the thundering water of the Zambezi River, the bridge is 107 years old and the second most visited tourist attraction in Zimbabwe, next to the falls itself [source: The Herald Online].

One thing about bungee jumping is that you don't need much experience. I should know. Anyone can dive off the Victoria Falls Bridge. Should you decide not to jump, your money will be refunded -- but only if you back out BEFORE you've registered and signed on the dotted line [source: Afrizim]. If you're going to go all the way to Africa to take a dive, keep your eyes open. From what I've read, it's an amazing experience -- especially if you like jumping into crocodile infested waters. That's what Erin Langworthy, 22, unwittingly did in January 2012 when her bungee cord snapped.

The Australian student was jumping off Victoria Bridge when the cord snapped just as it should have been recoiling. She went head first into the Zambezi. Erin blacked out when she hit the water as the current was carrying her away, the remnants of the bungee cord still tied to her ankles. Eventually, she swam to safety. She fractured a collar bone and had cuts and bruises [source: Kindelan].


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