If you've ever dreamed of exploring the great rivers of a mighty jungle, step aboard the Tanganyika Tidal Wave. But be prepared, as the jungle likes to surprise those who venture there.
What begins as a scenic journey ends with a sudden plunge down a staggering 55-foot drop into the waters below, sending a monstrous wave of water into the air that engulfs everyone in its path.
The bridge at the base of the final plunge lets spectators have almost as much fun as the riders. But keep your distance if you want to stay dry! Those standing by are bound to get seriously soaked.
If the nearby Stanley Falls Log Flume lulled you into a false sense of security about staying dry, this one will dispel any such notions. Like the log flume ride, this is all about the final drop. In fact, until then, this ride is far tamer. It snakes lazily through a narrow waterway past stilt houses, whose porches are piled high with Central African trade goods, before taking a slow climb to the top.
Then, all bets are off as the 25-passenger car on which you’re riding plunges wildly down a sharp incline into a shallow pool of , sending a drenching wave over not just the passengers but the spectators who have eagerly gathered on a bridge overhead.
No two ways about it. This one really soaks you. Even with a poncho you’ll still be pretty darned damp.
For those who don’t want to take the ride or get soaked on the bridge, there is a glassed in viewing section that offers the thrill of a wall of water rushing at you, without the soaking effects.