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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. 

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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. 

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Victoria Falls: Tiger Fishing Trip on the Zambezi River

3. Victoria Falls: Tiger Fishing Trip on the Zambezi River

Choose between a full or half-day (morning or afternoon) excursion and go out in search of one of the toughest fish on the planet. Listen to fishing tips from your experienced guide then try your hand at catching a Tigerfish on the Zambezi River, one of the finest fishing spots in Africa. Begin your unique experience with a pick-up from your accommodation. Morning trips include freshly brewed Zimbabwean coffee or tea and snacks, whilst afternoon tours feature sundowners and snacks. Full-day excursions include a continental breakfast and a delicious lunch served in the shade of a Natal Mahogany or Jackalberry tree., with hammocks close by. Cast your line into the Zambezi River and try and catch a bite from one of the 60 species of fish that inhabit the area. Aim to catch and release a Tigerfish as well as other species that thrive during different parts of the year.

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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.

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What people are saying about Livingstone

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.

Enock and his whole team at Maano Adventures were incredible. They are an experienced team that put safety first at all times, but also put a lot of effort in to make everything fun for our group. Fully recommend this to anyone thinking about it!

My friends and I had a great time on this trip! The rafting was exciting and thrilling, but we still always felt safe. All of our guides were so friendly and knowledgeable, and the lunch they served us was excellent!

An amazing experience with a lot of adrenaline, perfect for those who like a physical activity.