Gorge Swing


Gorge Swing.

Wild Horizons Gorge Swing

Imagine swinging in a child’s swing in the playground…now imagine a giant swing 95m long and 120m high above water…now imagine a 70m free fall before you begin swinging. Stop imagining and come and try it out!

Highlights & General Information:

Our highwire is suspended across the gorge at a point where the width is 316m and 120m deep.  A harness is attached to the jumper and then the jumping ropes, the other end of which is pivoted to the middle of the cable. The jumper leaps off the edge of the gorge, free falling about 70m before going into a 95m long pendulum type swing.

•        Departures: 08h30 – 16h30 Daily, year round

•        Minimum / Maximum participants 

Minimum: 1

Maximum: 2

•        Private Safari Min charge/ pax number: 6

•        Times: 08:30 – 16:30

•        Duration: 15 minutes

•        Age Restrictions:

Minimum age: There is something for every age, level of madness and courage, from the very young and timid to the elderly.

There is no age limit on these activities, however, at managements discretion children may be required to travel in a double harness with an adult.

 

Parents or guardians of any child under 16 must be present and available to sign an indemnity on the child’s behalf. Management retain the right to turn a child away at their own discretion should they feel the child is not able to cope with the experience in any way. There is no maximum age limit. Family friendly

•        Other Restrictions: Max total weight 140 kg

•        Language: English

•        Transfers: Included

•        Price per person: US$94,50 (Tandem: US$136,50)

•        Please note: Children 6-11 years are half price, over 12 pay full price.

•        Inclusions: Scheduled transfers from / to Vic Falls Town / Hotels

 

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What to Bring

Clients are advised to bring the following with:
·         Comfortable attire that provides sun protection (remember painting can get a bit messy!)
·         Sunscreen
·         Mosquito repellent
·         Hiking/running shoes
·         Hair ties (for longer hair, which must be tied up)
·         Warm clothing in winter (April to August)
Lockers are available, but guests are encouraged try to leave valuables at home/the hotel.

 

Climate
November to April are the summer months (which is also the rainy season), while winter is from May to August (which usually brings dry weather). September and October are very hot and very dry. The winter months from May to August inclusive, can bring freezing temperatures (below 0°C sometimes) in the early morning and evenings.
Respecting Wildlife & Safety

•        Guests must please adhere to the guides safety briefings.
•        Guests must never walk on their own without a guide.
•        Guests must observe animals silently and with as little noise and movement as possible to their natural activities.
•        Guests must not imitate animal sounds, clap hands, pound the vehicle or throw objects.
•        Guests must not litter.
•        Guests may never feed or approach any wild animal on foot. This is particularly important near campsites where animals may have become familiar to human visitors.

Medical Conditions
Guests must ensure that Wild Horizons is aware of any medical condition they may have before their arrival. This includes any allergies e.g. bee stings, nuts, shell fish etc. If a guest is at risk of anaphylactic shock, they must please ensure that they carry an EpiPen with them.

Hydration
It is very important that guests drink plenty of water especially during the warmer months. It is generally recommended that guests drink at least 2 to 3 litres of water per day to limit the effects of dehydration. This excludes tea, coffee and alcoholic beverages, which act as diuretics and can therefore, actually contribute to dehydration.
Generally, water throughout southern Africa is safe to drink directly from the tap. However, bottled or filtered water is readily available.

Gratuities
Tipping is not compulsory. If however guests would like to leave a token of their thanks, the following are guidelines:
·         Guide: US$10 per guest per day.
DVDs and Photographs
DVDs are not offered as a standard procedure, but can be done on request for a fee.


Terms & Conditions

Reconfirmations
All clients must be advised that they are to re‐confirm their bookings with the Wild Horizons Office in town on their day of arrival. Our offices are open from 07h30 to 19h00 every day, including public holidays. (Tel: +263 213 2842013‐4)

Travel Insurance
Clients are required to have personal travel insurance on our trips. This insurance should include cover in respect of, but not limited to, the following eventualities:

Compulsory Cover must include:

•        Emergency evacuation expenses
•        Medical expenses
•        Repatriation expenses

Recommended Insurance:
•        Cancellation or curtailment of trip
•        Damage/theft/loss of personal luggage, money and goods

Insurance & Medical Air Rescue Service

All guests are covered by Medical Air Rescue Service (M.A.R.S)

Wild Horizons Chobe Day Trips have offshore Public Liability of 1.5 Billion Rand.
The company and its agents, act only as agents of the company or persons making the safari in all matters relating to accommodation, touring and transport whether by road, raft, canoe, high wire or by any other means. The company shall not be liable for death, injury, delay, loss or damage arising from any cause and in any manner whatsoever.
Liability to passengers carried in any vehicle, or vessel owned by the companies governed by the laws of the country in which such safaris take place, and all claims are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of the country in which the cause of action arises.
The company or its sub‐contractors reserves the right to refuse to accept, or retain any persons on a tour or safari, at any time should such a person’s physical or mental health and condition impede the operation of the safari or the welfare and the enjoyment of other tour passengers. Equitable refunds in such cases may be made.
Cancellation Fees

·         Cancellation more than 60 days before date of travel – no charge

·         Cancellation between 30 and 60 days before date of travel – 20% cancellation fees

·         Cancellation between 30 days before date of travel – 50% cancellation fees

·         Cancellation within 7 days before date of travel – 80% cancellation fees

·         Cancellation within 24 hours or No Show – 100% cancellation fees

 

Advertising
All publicity material put out by the company has been lodged with Zimbabwe Tourist Association and there by accepted by the Association as being a fair and honest representation of the safaris offered. We cannot be held responsible however, for any false claims of misrepresentation made on our behalf by third parties. The company is fully insured in compliance with government requirements.

Travel Documents
All visitors to Zimbabwe must have a passport, which is valid for at least 6 months beyond their intended departure date from Zimbabwe. Visitors to southern Africa must ensure they have at least two consecutive/side by side blank pages. Our recommendation is 3 pages (or even 4 if guests are travelling through more than one country on their journey). If there is insufficient space in the passport then entry into a country could be denied.
All passport holders should verify with their travel agent or relevant consulate concerning visa entry requirements. If you are extending your journey to other countries, please establish entry requirements for those countries as well. Applications, costs and relevant documentation are the responsibility of the traveller. Please ensure that you have all necessary visas prior to departure from your home country (unless these can be obtained on arrival) Wild Horizons, their agents and their operators cannot be held liable if entry is refused.

 

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