Water activity

From Livingstone & Victoria Falls: Zambezi Half-Day Rafting

4.9 / 5

13 reviews

Activity provider: Maano Adventures

From Livingstone & Victoria Falls: Zambezi Half-Day Rafting

Activity provider: Maano Adventures
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 105 per person

Raft one of the best sections of whitewater rafting in the Zambezi River. Paddle the rapids with The Morning Glory, Stairway to Heaven and Washing Machine all waiting to splash you.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from any hotel/ lodge in Livingstone

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike down the basalt rocks in the Batoka Gorge
  • View the stunning Victoria Falls from below
  • Paddle a series of rapids and enjoy pure whitewater adrenaline
  • Swim the small rapids of the river on your own
Full description
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. 
Includes
  • Transfers to and from the activity
  • Lunch
  • Mineral water and soft drinks
  • Photos
  • National park fees (US$10)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Quick-dry clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • A vegetarian lunch option is available on request
  • Children under the age of 18 should have the indemnity signed by parents/ guardians
  • Pregnant women are not allowed to participate in the rafting
  • Travelers with serious health concerns should notify the local tour operator
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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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.

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March 22, 2022

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 !

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November 8, 2021

This was a fun and exciting adventure with Maano Adventures. We had an excellent guide, with many supporting staff on a secondary raft and kayaks to support us. There were also a photographer and a video cameraman that films the trip. There are no additional costs to the photos and videos. What is great about Maano Adventures is that it is the only local company and the employs people out of the surrounding villages. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.

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November 19, 2019

Product ID: 207444