One of the world's best whitewater rafting trips, a seven day expedition allows you to experience the ultimate trip from beneath Victoria Falls to the braided channels filled with hippopotamus near Matetsi. Prolific birdlife and game are seen on this trip in addition to the amazing world class whitewater, epic beaches and sumptuous food you'll experience. Our team of world class guides will safely guide you through the rapids on our self supported expedition and explain the geology and fascinating history of this area. If you want to escape on a "real holiday" where there are no phones, computers or stress, this is the perfect vacation for you.

2 nights
6 nights
What You Will Be Up To!
  • Day One

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    One of your river team will come and collect you from the airport on your arrival or from your hotel if you have arrived early. This afternoon, we take to the Upper Zambezi with your fellow adventurers, for a stunning sunset cruise where a variety of wildlife can be seen, along with a truly spectacular African sunset.

    Included: No meals but Sunset Cruise included

    Day Two

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    Your river team will come and collect you from your hotel at 8am. You'll have a waterproof drbag for all your personal equipment and clothing and a pelicase to keep your camera dry. At the river, we'll pass out some high float PFD lifejackets, a helmet and paddle and you'll be given full safety and paddle instructions from your trip leader. First time rafters are equally at home in their new environment as others who have rafted before. Our first day on the Zambezi River involves the best lunch spot in the world beneath Victoria Falls. Our rapids will include, Morning Glory, The Devils Toilet Bowl and the Midnight Diner to name a few before we reach our camp in the stunning Batoka Gorge.

    Included: All meals but not alcohol

    Day Three

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    With more whitewater in prospect, after breakfast, we'll strap the equipment into the rafts (both paddle rafts and an oar boat for equipment) and tackle some of the best rapids on the Zambezi River. The Overland Truck Eater is our first rapid of the morning (it isn't as scary as it sounds) then The Mother, Double Trouble and Oblivion. Tonight see us setting up "house" on Bobo beach in gorgeous surroundings for sundowners and a sumptuous meal. Welcome to your "Million Star Hotel".

    Included: All meals but not alcohol

    Day Four

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    After breakast we'll run "Morning Shave and Morning Shower" for our wake up call. Todays rapids are further apart, however they tend to be larger than those on our first two days. "Open Season and Narrows" are highlights before our lunch and then we raft "Chamamba and Upper Moemba". Immediately after this rapid, we camp between Upper and Lower Moemba and sample a Gin and Tonic overlooking the Lower Moemba Falls, a truly amazing sight. Settle in for dinner on this gorgeous beach.

    Included: All Meals but not alcohol

  • Day Five

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    Today can be challenging but hugely rewarding at the same time. We cover more than 30 kilometres today, past Lower Moemba and Chabango Falls (the site or the new hydroelectric dam in a joint agreement between the Zimbabwe and Zambian governments) to the biggest rapid of the trip, Ghostrider. Here the lowering waves dwarf our raft as we paddle like the professional team we have become. After Deep Throat, the river mellows a little and we see more and more wildlife as we approach our camp at Asleep At The Wheel. With layover day on the itinerary tonight, we'll celebrate our successful run through Ghostrider with our Zambezi Party!

    Included: All meals but no alcohol

    Day Six

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    LAYOVER DAY! Today is yours to do what you like. Read a book, listen to your iPod, fish for tiger fish, swim or learn to kayak. Today your biggest decision should be whether to have an extra helping of dessert!

    Included: All meals but no alcohol

    Day Seven

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    After a very lazy day yesterday, we make a relaxed start to our day on the river. We normally start seeing large crocodiles by this stage of the trip, baboons and klipspringers are often sighted plus sightings of the African Fish Eagle and crys of the hornbill. Today we treat ourselves to a floating lunch, where we join all rafts together on a flat section of river and enjoy the stunning salads prepared for you by our guides. We enjoy a cold beer and snack on the float through flat water to camp.

    Included: All meals but no alcohol

    Day Eight

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    As we leave camp, reality strikes that this is our last day on the river, where life is relaxed and broken down into the simple pleasures. We paddle through pods of hippopotamus as we make our way to Matetsi, the pick up point by helicopter for our trip back over Victoria Falls to Livingstone.

    Included: All meals

    Day Nine

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    Wakes up at our stunning lodge overlooking the Mighty Zambezi. Breakfast is served on the balcony, before we take you back into Livingstone for other aspects of your holiday or your flight home.

    Included: Breakfast

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Alternatively, why not use your frequent flyer miles for your adventure? There are many options for your flight to Johannesburg with Virgin, Lufthansa, South African or Etihad. Fewer options exist between Johannesburg and Livingstone. This sector you can buy flights with South African or BA. We also suggest checking on Travel Supermarket for good deals. Please ensure you DO NOT book your flights until your trip is CONFIRMED.
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Ultimate Zambezi - Seven Day Whitewater Rafting Trip

Saturday 5 August 2017 - Sunday 13 August 2017
9 days
GBP £ 2385
Euro € 3150
USD $ 3825
Saturday 19 August 2017 - Sunday 27 August 2017
9 days
GBP £ 2385
Euro € 3150
USD $ 3825
Saturday 23 September 2017 - Sunday 1 October 2017
9 days
GBP £ 2385
Euro € 3150
USD $ 3825
Saturday 7 October 2017 - Sunday 15 October 2017
9 days
GBP £ 2385
Euro € 3150
USD $ 3825

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