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Livingstone: Victoria Falls Helicopter Flights

1. Livingstone: Victoria Falls Helicopter Flights

Take an unforgettable helicopter flight over the mighty Victoria Falls. See the falls from several different angles and take in once-in-a-lifetime views. Take phenomenal photos of the falls and the rainbows that arch above them. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your accommodations in Livingstone and brought to Maramba Airfields. Choose from 3 different options, opting for a 15-minute, 22-minute, or 30 min flight. 15-minute flight Depart from Maramba airfield and take in the incredible scenery surrounding the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls. Circle over the Falls and the nearby islands before returning to the Maramba Airfields. 22-minute flight Take an exciting swoop into the Batoga Gore, in addition to seeing the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls. 30-minute flight View the falls and then fly over the local villages to the Batoka Gorge, and follow the Zambezi River to rapid 26. Circle over Victoria Falls and the islands, before returning to the Maramba Airfield.

From Livingstone & Victoria Falls: Zambezi Half-Day Rafting

2. 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

3. 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. 

Victoria Falls: Scenic Microlight Flight

4. Victoria Falls: Scenic Microlight Flight

Take an incredible microlight flight over the Zambezi River and admire the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding National Parks. Keep your eyes peeled for a host of exciting game sightings, and shortly after takeoff, enjoy breathtaking views as you circle over the magnificent Victoria Falls. Choose between a 15-minute flight or a 30-minute flight. The shorter version is an exhilarating flight over the Victoria Falls, the islands near the Falls and thundering Zambezi River. Gaze in awe at the breathtaking views of the Falls and the spectacular gorge that the Zambezi River has carved into the surrounding landscape over many thousands of years. The longer version flies along the Zambezi River, circling the Victoria Falls and flying over the Mosi oa Tunya National Park. End the experience with a low-level swoop over the National Park to spot wildlife and birds. After your flight, the microlight will land and drop you off back where you started from.

Victoria Falls: Zambezi River White Water Rafting Experience

5. Victoria Falls: Zambezi River White Water Rafting Experience

Your friendly driver or guide will collect you from your Victoria Falls hotel in the early morning. Enjoy a light breakfast before climbing into a jeep for a drive to the Zambezi River. Upon arrival, put on your gear and practice key safety maneuvers before hiking a steep trail to the put-in. Your group’s abilities and preferences determine the type of raft you take out, from a guide-controlled oar raft to a passenger-controlled paddle raft, this ensures a safe and fun trip for everyone. Low water season, when the rapids are most intense, is typically between August and December, while high water season occurs between January and March and then again in June and July. You'll hammer your way through notorious rapids with terrifying names like The Overland Truck-eater and Gnashing Jaws of Death. Upon arrival at your endpoint, you'll hike with your guide to the top of the gorge and enjoy cold beers and a BBQ before getting dropped back to your hotel. Rafting the Zambezi is 4-hours of pure whitewater adrenaline not including pick-ups and drop-off times. 

Zambezi River: 3-Day Rafting Experience

6. 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 & Victoria Falls: Rafting & Safari Combo

7. 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.

From Livingstone: Full or Half Day Canoe Safari

8. 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.

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What people are saying about Livingstone

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.

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.

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

A totally amazing day! The staff was extremely professional and competent, and insured that all of us were totally safe. The rapids were fun and the beauty of the gorge impossible to describe. The water was refreshing and we were able to do some swimming in between the rapids. Lunch was delicious. Good walking shoes are needed to hike down and back up the gorge. For fair skinned people, it is best to wear long sleeves as there is little time to reapply sunscreen. I will be back to do it again!

Amazing experience huge rapids, was a thrilling experience. The guide was great and prevented us falling out a few times!