11

That time I jumped off a bridge: Victoria Falls Bridge Swing

My fear of heights is often placated by my intense FOMO (fear of missing out). Because while the “worst case scenario” plays incessantly through my head whenever I find myself on a plane, peak, or summit, I’m also plagued by a little voice that tells me that I’ll regret missing out on a high-flying experience at some point down the road.

IMG_4708

For this reason, despite visions of falling, crashing, or other unforeseen calamity, I’ve still engaged in a number of altitudinous  activities on the road.  For example, as a present for my 30th birthday, Liebling got me a skydive in London. I have never ever been so simultaneously excited, petrified, and nauseous.

PAKCZZTAZ_0045

I’ve also done a helicopter ride in Spain and  chair lift up a mountain in Capri, Italy. I very nearly wet myself on both occasions, but #yolo, right?!

chair lift capri

My trip to Africa a few months ago presented similar opportunities to confront my fear of heights: Liebling and I swam on the edge of Victoria Falls when I was in Zambia (and documented every bit of the fun for your amusement– see the video here).

2016-07-13_03-38-42

But that wasn’t the only adrenaline-filled activity we did while there: Liebling and I did a tandem bridge swing off of the falls, too, and of course (as any good blogger should) made a video about it!  You can peep the footage below and let me know what you think. 

Was it terrifying? Absolutely.  But at least the next time someone cheekily tells me to “go jump off a bridge”, I can just as cheekily inform them that I already have! Huge thanks to the folks at Jollyboys Backpackers Lodge for inviting us to do this crazy epic excursion!

Make sure you subscribe to my Youtube channel for more videos from around the world!

Have you done a tandem bridge swing, bungee jump, or skydive? If so, where? If not, would you?

You Might Also Like

11 Comments

  • Reply
    Alyssa
    August 1, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Amazing! I need to do more of that whole facing my fears things. Thanks for the inspiration. Looks like a great experience!

  • Reply
    Victoria@ The British Berliner
    August 2, 2016 at 6:03 am

    Ha! Ha! Good on you Oneika you brave girl!

    Have I ever done a tandem bridge swing, bungee jump, or skydive? Nope!

    I’m not into bungee jumping as I’m a crazy girl, but I’m not mad! Besides, I wear glasses. I wouldn’t see a thing! I don’t even like roller-coasters ‘cos I once went a huge one and I forgot (as you do!), that I’m wearing my glasses, and as we reached the loop, my glasses flew off! I was in such a panic ‘cos it was early evening, I can’t see without my glasses, and I was only in Brighton for the day!

    Luckily, after bursting into tears and not enjoying the ride a single second, the amusement park found them. Unscathed!

    I’m not afraid of heights so I would like to climb Mount Everest & skydive though. Now that would be awfully cool lol!

  • Reply
    Bella WW
    August 2, 2016 at 9:36 am

    I just discovered your blog and I saw this! It’s sooo amazing! I wish to have a similar experience in the near future! <3

  • Reply
    Amanda | Chasing My Sunshine
    August 5, 2016 at 2:04 am

    You know, that chairlift in Capri is no joke!! I love that you let FOMO push you to try some pretty insanely cool things. But this bridge swing looks CRAZY! So cool that you were able to take us along on the ride. 🙂

  • Reply
    Blogger On The 'Significance' Of Being Black And Traveling Abroad – Silver-Legacy
    August 5, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    […] writes about swimming on the edge of the Victoria Falls in Zambia and going on a safari in South Africa on her blog Oneika The Traveller. But she explained […]

  • Reply
    Blogger On The 'Significance' Of Being Black And Traveling Abroad - Best Travel Deals on Hotels, Flights & Car Rentals
    August 5, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    […] writes about swimming on the edge of the Victoria Falls in Zambia and going on a safari in South Africa  on her blog Oneika The Traveller . But she explained to […]

  • Reply
    Blogger On The ‘Significance’ Of Being Black And Traveling Abroad – All Black Owned
    August 5, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    […] writes about swimming on the edge of the Victoria Falls in Zambia and going on a safari in South Africa on her blog Oneika The Traveller. But she explained […]

  • Reply
    Blogger On The ‘Significance’ Of Being Black And Traveling Abroad | TravelKinds.Com
    August 5, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    […] writes about swimming on the edge of the Victoria Falls in Zambia and going on a safari in South Africa on her blog Oneika The Traveller. But she explained to The […]

  • Reply
    Jazzy
    August 8, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    ummmmm… so I skipped straight to the video (which I probably shouldn’t have) and throughout the video I felt nervous and scared for you! While I am writing this my heart is still racing! They didn’t even give you time to like get yourself ready, they just said three and pushed you! Crazy 🙂

    Congrats on doing this because I know that took a whhhhoooollleee lot of courage!

  • Reply
    Jennifer
    August 15, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    I can’t believe you did that! I watched from the Falls when people jumped and wondered how in the world did they have the guts to do that? Congrats on your bravery.

  • Reply
    Laura
    August 16, 2016 at 2:21 am

    Hell to the nah. Lol

  • Leave a Reply