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Batoka Gorge

Batoka Gorge: Our most recommended tours and activities

Zambezi River: 3-Day Rafting Experience

1. 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 Victoria Falls: Bicycle Tour

2. From Victoria Falls: Bicycle Tour

Discover the sights and sounds of Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, all on the back of a bicycle of course. After being picked up from your hotel, start the tour from the offices at the Lookout Cafe. Wind your way through the local township and market and along Zambezi Drive, with elephant, buffalo, impala, warthog, and baboons as your possible companions, stopping at a scenic viewpoint alongside the ever-flowing Zambezi River. See how Victoria Falls is brimming with craft markets, enticing restaurants and an array of shops. Visit the famous Big Tree (a baobab tree estimated to 3500 years old), enjoy spectacular views of the Batoka Gorges below the Falls and cycle across the Victoria Falls Bridge. Finally, return to the start point where your tour will end.

Guided Day-Trip with Lunch to Victoria Falls from Kasane

3. Guided Day-Trip with Lunch to Victoria Falls from Kasane

This tour departs daily from Kasane, Botswana to Victoria Falls. Clients will be transferred to the Kazungula border where your Zimbabwean Guide will meet you. En route to the Victoria Falls, you may be taken past the ‘Big Tree’ where you may stop and take photos. Clients will be accompanied through the Rainforest by a qualified Cuckoo Safaris guide, who will give a brief history of the Falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, birds, and wildlife and other points of interest. It’s a truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell; the humbling feeling that here indeed is Nature’s Supreme Masterpiece. No photograph can begin to depict the reality…and nothing prepares you for your first sight. Clients will be accompanied through the Rainforest by one of our qualified Guides who will give a brief history of the Falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird & wildlife and other points of interest. Guides are also happy to assist you with photographs whilst visiting this most spectacular of waterfalls. After the falls you will enjoy lunch at the Lookout Café is perched 120m above the turbulent rapids of the Zambezi River, overhanging a giant chasm of the Batoka Gorge, just downriver of the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge, which forms part of it’s spectacular backdrop. The semi open-air café, apart from offering undoubtedly the best view in Victoria Falls, offers a fresh and tasty fare. High-wire attractions such as the Gorge Swing, Flying Fox, and Vic Falls Canopy Tour are operated from here. A daily tour designed for those enthusiastic shoppers on the look out for bargains and keen to try their hand at the African system of ‘barter-trade’. The tour visits open-air markets & crochet halls as well as a variety of gallery’s & shops selling everything under the sun – almost! Items on offer include all sorts of stone sculptures and authentic African art, local crochet, Zimbabwe hand-made textiles, wooden carvings, Zimbabwean jewellery and more. Clients are then returned to the Kazungula Border where they will be met by their Botswana Guide for their return transfer to their hotel in Kasane after a fun filled day.

Victoria Falls: 5-Day Zambezi River Whitewater Rafting Tour

4. Victoria Falls: 5-Day Zambezi River Whitewater Rafting Tour

Considered one of the most challenging rapid runs in the world, the Zambezi River is a powerful force that boasts 19 grade-V whitewater in the shadow of Victoria Falls. A bonafide natural wonder with an auspicious reputation within the paddling community, only the brave live to tell the tale of rafting on the Zambezi. You will meet your guide at the activity base near Victoria Falls for this multi-day excursion on the Zambezi River. After an important briefing of the adventures lying ahead, you will receive a safety briefing before embarking on your trip. You will hike down to the notorious Boiling Point to meet your full rafting team. After kitting up, your in-boat guide will get you acquainted with the paddle techniques and commands you’ll use before the actual rafting begins. Depending on the water levels, you will have the honor of swimming under sprays of the majestic Victoria Falls. Next comes the fun, as you hammer your way through notorious rapids with terrifying names like "The Overland Truck-Eater" and the "Gnashing Jaws of Death”. You will later be camping on the sandy beaches along the Zambezi River. This is an option to daze away from the everyday urban life, and you will be refreshed by the breeze from the flow of this spectacular river. Paddle one of the renowned rapids in the Zambezi River, not done in the traditional one day trip the towering waves of Ghost rider, the biggest commercially run-able roller coaster wave train rapid in the World. Over the course of 5 days, you will drift past fish eagle's nests, negotiate rapids, and encounter Bismark's Territory (home to a particularly large crocodile named Bismark) and Smugglers Camp. You will paddle through the biggest fisherman's village encountered during the 5 day trip, where the villagers will be happy to show you around, providing you with a glimpse of an astonishingly uncomplicated and simple lifestyle. You can enjoy the scenery of the Zambezi River as it changes character, with the basalt rocks giving way to grassy banks and the grunts of vocal hippopotamus carry across the water. Your raft will drift past islands in the river, which are havens for Egyptian Geese and basking crocodiles. After a couple of hours, you will rendezvous with your vehicles near the Matetsi River mouth. After packing up and deflating the rafts, you will head back to Victoria Falls by road, having lunch en-route. The journey back takes about 3 hours, and after taking some time out to unpack and freshen up, a group dinner and party is always a favorite option.

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What people are saying about Batoka Gorge

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 3 reviews

it was fabulous, there were only three customers in the boat, so they added an experience guy, plus the leader at the back, total 5. Very professional, notable name is James the boss and leader, Clement the spotter Alan additional rower and T Boy the photographer (Who did a fabulous job with a 10 minute video ) and of course most notably Mike the Cook who kept our energy going! A great bunch of guys. We were lucky enough to even spend some time underneath Victoria Falls!!!! it was truly magical

Highly recommended, best way to explore the area. Dingaan, the tour guide was very knowledgeable. Would do it again.