Video: The Time I went Jet Boating in Zambia

I’m as into adrenaline rushes as they come.  The fact that I had never been jet boating before arriving in Livingstone had nothing to do with the will to do it, and everything to do with the fact that I just hadn’t been able to afford to do it before.  At Iguazu Falls, I had to opt out of the jet boat trip under the falls simply because I couldn’t afford it.  I’d be lying if I didn’t look down on those boats with envy when I was there.

However, I was stoked when Jet Extreme in Livingstone offered to take me out on the Zambezi River.  The trip was some seriously insane fun, and actually much more intense than I imagined.  The boat flies down the river at top speeds and then the driver can whip it to a turning stop on a dime.  We cruised over some of the rapids that the rafters go down on the Zambezi, and cut along some spectacular scenery.  I was drenched by the end of the trip, but every inch of my smile was on full display.  It really was an amazing time and a trip I highly recommend if you’re ever in Livingstone, Zambia.

Author: Brendan van Son

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  1. Wow, but this looks like fun. I’ve never had the opportunity, but this activity has certainly moved higher up the bucket list!

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  2. An awesome adventure. And I’ll bet rafting it would be fun too.

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    • The rafting there is meant to be the best in the world. I didn’t get to because the water was too high though.

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  3. Jet boating in Zambia sounds like the coolest thing ever. Too bad they didn’t let you jump behind the wheel.

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    • Damn rights, that would be amazing.

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