Water activity

From Livingstone & Victoria Falls: Zambezi Half-Day Rafting

4.9 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: Maano Adventures

From Livingstone & Victoria Falls: Zambezi Half-Day Rafting

Activity provider: Maano Adventures

From US$ 140 per person

Raft one of the best sections of whitewater rafting in the Zambezi River. Paddle the rapids with The Morning Glory, Stairway to Heaven and Washing Machine all waiting to splash you.

About this activity

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from any hotel/ lodge in Livingstone

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike down the basalt rocks in the Batoka Gorge
  • View the stunning Victoria Falls from below
  • Paddle a series of rapids and enjoy pure whitewater adrenaline
  • Swim the small rapids of the river on your own
Full description
Choose the adventure of a lifetime by rafting in the famous Zambezi River. After being picked up from your hotel or lodge in Livingstone, sit back and relax as you drive in air-conditioned comfort to the entrance of Victoria Falls, your starting point for the day. After a comprehensive safety talk from your guide, set off on a small hike down to the Zambezi River where you will pass through spectacular basalt rocks and have the opportunity to take photos of the splendid views. Then, take to the water to start practicing the techniques you will need to tackle the rapids.  Once you are ready, you will tackle the first rapid of the day, 'the Boiling Pot'. Get drenched as you continue through the rapids, riding the Stairway to Heaven, Gulliver's Travel and the Washing Machine in a non-stop heart-pumping adventure down the river. Once you reach the small rapids, you can choose to swim the Zambezi River for a final splash in the water. Finish the day by hiking back up the gorge where a delicious lunch and refreshments will await you before you transferral back to Livingstone. 
Includes
  • Transfers to and from the activity
  • Lunch
  • Mineral water and soft drinks
  • Photos
  • National park fees (US$10)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Quick-dry clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • A vegetarian lunch option is available on request
  • Children under the age of 18 should have the indemnity signed by parents/ guardians
  • Pregnant women are not allowed to participate in the rafting
  • Travelers with serious health concerns should notify the local tour operator
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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It was an exceptional day with James and the crew making us feel safe and comfortable. Paddling through the Zambezi with everyone was a great day and would recommend this to everyone! We felt looked after and the videographer would go to great lengths to ensure he got the right shots. The effort everyone put into the day was phenomenal. The guides are all locals (being a local company compared to some other places) and were able to provide a lot of information about the area. If you are thinking about going white water rafting - choose manu adventures! If you are staying on the Zimbabwe side please make sure you have the UniVisa.

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November 12, 2022

AMAZING! Whitewater rafting on the Zambezi River with Enoch and his team at Maano was the best rafting experience I have ever had! Heart pumping excitement, beautiful river gorges, class 5 rapids- I could not stop smiling!! I want to do it again and again and again. The team was very professional, safe and respectful. They took great care of my luggage while we were on the activity and saw me safely across the border. The hike down and then up from the river was a great workout- I needed it after many days of traveling.

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August 14, 2022

Book without hesitation! A local team with caring guides who know the river and ensure everyone's safety. Practically, a short descent on foot towards the river, training on the boat, 13 rapids, 2 swimming descents by jumping from the boat, a meal on arrival at the edge of the river, a (strenuous) walk to go back up, a return to the lodge which crosses an authentic village, a photo and video report sent by email. We had a wonderful family time! A few tips: bring shoes that can get wet but also allow you to walk in the stones. Remember to put on sunscreen before going down to the river. Have fun !

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August 12, 2022

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