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  1. Zimbabwe
  2. Matabeleland North
  3. Zambezi River

Victoria Falls: 5-Day Zambezi River Whitewater Rafting Tour

Product ID: 240397
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Paddle one of the finest rivers in the world of whitewater rafting, the Zambezi River, on a multi-day excursion. Go beyond the traditional one-day trip and experience more fun down this magnificent river.
About this ticket
Duration 4.5 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Instructor
English

Pickup included

You will be picked up from the entrance of your hotel in a branded vehicle by your guide who met you on the acclimatization night.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Paddle class-5 rapids on the Zambezi River
  • Marvel at the beautiful scenes of the Batoka Gorge and the Majestic Victoria Falls from below
  • Camp and sleep on the Zambezi River beaches
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • All meals, soft drinks, and beer
  • All rafting equipment
What’s Not Included
  • National park fees $10USD
  • Gratuities
  • Videos and photos
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• A normal level of fitness is required on this tour
• All meals are provided for the duration of the trip
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From US$ 1,138 US$ 910.40 per person

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