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From Livingstone & Victoria Falls: Zambezi Half-Day Rafting

1. From Livingstone & Victoria Falls: Zambezi Half-Day Rafting

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. 

Zambezi River: Full Day Whitewater Rafting Experience

2. Zambezi River: Full Day Whitewater Rafting Experience

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. 

Zambezi River: 3-Day Rafting Experience

3. Zambezi River: 3-Day Rafting Experience

Start your journey on a hike through the basalt rocks in the Batoka Gorge to the stunning site of the Victoria Falls, also known as the Devil’s Delight. Take a swim below the sprays and raft the top section of the Zambezi River starting at the Boiling Pot rapid all the way down to your camp site. Relax at the camp and refuel with some tasty snacks as you gaze at the breathtaking sunset over the Batoka Gorge. In the morning, enjoy a delicious full English breakfast to set you up for the day ahead tackling the next section of the Zambezi River. Make a splash as you take on The Mother, The Terminator, and the world’s most action packed rapid, The Oblivion. On Day 3, start the day with a paddle to Baby Victoria Falls and marvel at the stunning views. After lunch it’s time for another hike through the Batoka Gorge and a bus ride to the magnificent Makuni Village to donate food to the elderly as part of the Maano Social Responsibility Programme.

From Livingstone: Full or Half Day Canoe Safari

4. From Livingstone: Full or Half Day Canoe Safari

If you’re looking to make the most of your time in Livingstone, look no further. Canoe on the mighty Zambezi River through narrow channels and drift down endless stretches of one of Africa’s most majestic rivers. Throughout your full or half-day canoeing trip, keep your eyes peeled for wild game along the river banks. Elephants, hippo, and buffalo are native to this area, as well as many species of birds. Join your experienced guides to go canoeing above the falls — you won’t encounter any rapids, so prepare for a relaxing and peaceful experience. This tranquil activity combines the exquisite stillness of the Zambezi River with a raw wilderness that is not easy to find in many other Victoria Falls activities.

From Livingstone & Victoria Falls: Rafting & Safari Combo

5. From Livingstone & Victoria Falls: Rafting & Safari Combo

After a transfer from your hotel, raft one of the finest rivers in the world, the Mighty Zambezi - a must-do activity in Livingstone. Listen to a comprehensive briefing on top of the Batoka Gorge, hike down the to the river, and see the splendid view of Victoria Falls from below. Paddle through a series of Class 3- 5 rapids including Boiling Pot, the Morning Glory, Stairway to Heaven and the world's most action-packed rapid, the Oblivion. Having quenched your thirst for adrenaline, stop for a well-deserved BBQ lunch on top of the gorge. The following day, continue the adventure with a relaxed tour through the Chobe National Park. Discover thousands of wildlife species including elephants, antelopes, and buffaloes. Keep your eyes peeled for lions and leopards which can be also spotted. Next, during a boat safari, gaze in awe at the hippos wallowing below you. Learn about how animals live and interact in the their natural habitats on this informative trip. Drive back to Livingstone with many fantastic memories and find your photos and videos that were taken during the rafting trip waiting for you.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Our team and skipper were excellent! They really know the river and rapids well. Our raft did not capsize once even though we went through several level 5 rapids. I would highly recommend this experience and team. Besides this experience the mighty Zambezi river firsthand (also by swimming in the calmer stretches) has been the experience of a lifetime. The natural beauty is spectacular. I would suggest though that you are at least walking fit as the ascent to the pickup point after rafting is really a long and steep climb.

Naprosto nezapomenutelný celoživotní zážitek, kdybych si měla vybrat jedinou aktivitu v celé oblasti, volila bych tuto. Není to ovšem pro každého, ze začátku je třeba zdolat ostrý sestup k řece, na konci kopec opět vyšplhat nahoru. Rovněž samotné pádlování a v případě obrácení raftu i plavání v peřejích by mohlo někomu připadat náročné, nicméně za všechny tyto "úskalí" to na 100% stojí absolvovat. Jednoznačně doporučuji !

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.

Some of us (group of 19) were a bit scared upfront but no need. It was GREAT fun with fantastic guides. Thank you so much for this amazing experience. We will certainly be back!!!! Frederique Wilde - van Randwijck

Our guide, Henry, and the rest of the crew were great! It was a lot of fun and most importantly, they made us feel safe.