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Zambezi River: Full Day Whitewater Rafting Experience

4.7 / 5

10 reviews

Zambezi River: Full Day Whitewater Rafting Experience

From US$ 120 per person

Raft down one of the finest rivers for whitewater rafting, the Mighty Zambezi River. Experience a throng of grade 3-5 rapids as you paddle down 23 kilometers of this awesome river during a memorable day trip.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 7 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your hotel or lodge in Livingstone, Victoria Falls or Kasane
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • See the Victoria Falls from the bottom on a rafting adventure
  • Enjoy the pure whitewater splashes from the classic grade 5 rapids
  • Experience the adrenaline of rafting down a 23 km whitewater river
  • Gaze at the magnificent scenry of the Batoka Gorge
Full description
After being picked up from your hotel or lodge in an air-conditioned vehicle, drive for about 30 minutes to the Victoria Falls entrance where the tour will start. Receive a comprehensive safety talk given by your guide before you hike down to the Zambezi River. The hike will last about 10-15 minutes depending on your fitness level. Find your raft in the river, prepared by the raft crew. Then start practicing the techniques with the assistance of your guide. Tackle the first rapid of your day called the Boiling Pot. Paddle for the first 10 rapids, covering a throng of class 5 rapids that include the Stairway to Heaven, Gulliver's Travels, and Washing Machine. When you reach rapid number 10, stop for a snack break and a short rest. Tackle the remaining section of the river with rapids like Terminator, Mother All, and Oblivion. A the end of the adrenaline-filled trip, hike back through the Batoka Gorge. When you reach the top, find a delicious lunch with refreshments waiting for you. Drive back to Livingstone, where you will be dropped off at your accommodation. Receive videos and photos of your trip the next day online. 
Includes
  • Transfers to and from your accommodation
  • Lunch
  • Soft drinks
  • Mineral water
  • Photos
  • Visa (if applicable)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please bring your personal medication in you have any ailments
  • Not suitable for pregnant mothers or travelers with serious heart problems
  • There are no age restrictions as long as you fit safely into a life jacket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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The best adventure activity at the Zambezi river! Enock and the team made sure we had a fabulous day with facts about the river and playing games in between the excitement of the rapids. We finished off the best day with a delicious lunch cooked by Mike. If you are looking for a thrilling and unforgettable experience then this is the activity for you.

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March 9, 2020

The trip was amazing, but very tiring. It is not for everyone. 25 rapids are known. The guide is extremely helpful. We only had an unpleasant morning as the departure is on the Zambian side and we were in Zimbabwe. Nowhere on the page did it say that it came out of Zambia, so those who want to do so beware that they are in Victoria Falls or Kasane. They will have to pay $ 50 per person for visas or more. The good thing was that the get your guide team reimbursed us for the expense that was not stipulated.

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December 31, 2019

I had a great time with Enoch and his team on our my full day trip on the Zambezi river. I have never tried white water rafting before, and the guys took safety and security seriously as we started with a safety briefing and got us all geared up properly. The team was friendly and funny, took us through the 25 thrilling rapids and gave us a good lunch afterwards. Tip: bring a set of dry clothes the guys can keep for you, make sure to eat a good breakfast and wear/bring sunscreen. The full day is full on, and I would say you need some fitness level to enjoy it completely. If unsure, join for the half day trip first. I booked this trip because the guys involved are from the local community, so you should do the same! You will not regret it. Lots of action :)

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December 6, 2019

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