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.