Undisputedly one of the best one-day rafting trips in the world, the Zambezi is packed with white water action all the way. Rafting the Zambezi is a must on any trip to Zambia - we promise to give you the best value-for-money adrenaline trip in Livingstone. The Zambezi promises a wild ride on rapids with names like, "Morning Glory, Devils Toilet Bowl and Oblivion". We will run you through 22 rapids in total and unlike many other companies our aim is to give you a great day of fun, not to scare you rigid. These are grade 5 rapids and some of the biggest in the world, you will not be disappointed.
Runs approximately from late July - mid January
Your Day Whitewater Rafting
We'll collect you from your hotel or lodge (within Livingstone Town) and drive you to the river. Here you will get outfitted with the best in whitewater equipment, high float personal flotaion devices (PFDS) helmets and given a paddle and you'll walk into the Batoka Gorge with your guides. Your trip leader will give you a full and comprehensive safety briefing and your guides will instruct you in the art of paddling as a team. Your safety kayaker will show you what to do if you fall out. We run small personal trips, so you won't be out with the crowds.
The day is fun filled from start to finish running rapids with such names as "Morning Glory, Stairway to Heaven, Midnight Diner, The Mother and Oblivion". We relax for a sumptuous floating lunch mid trip and we'll get to chat and your guide will point out points of interest along the way. On conclusion of your trip, you'll ride out by gondola taking the hasstle of the 750 foot walk out of the gorge. Here you'll get a cold beer or soft drink and we'll drive back to town dropping you at your hotel at the conclusion of your day.
Pick Up Point & Time
Let us know where you are staying in Livingstone and we'll collect you between at 7:45am to 8.00 am at your hotel. When you book, we'll let you know your approximate collection time. At the conclusion of your rafting trip, we'll have you back at your hotel by 5pm.
What You Need To Bring With You
We suggest the following for your trip.
- Water bottle
- Swimsuit and or shorts
- Chums to secure glasses
- T shirt or long sleeved shirt for sun protection
- Thermal top for trips in August and from November - January
- Sunscreen and lipbalm (guides will have drybag for this)
- Sturdy shoes or sandals. We suggest Chaco or Keen
The Small Print
Minimum Age: 15 years
Maximum Age: None... go for it! Our oldest client was 73 year old Barbara!
Photos & Video: This can generally be purchased after your trip.
All guides are fully certified and trained in river running, first aid and swiftwater recue.
A satelite Phone, comprehensive first aid kit and stretcher are carried on all trips
We strongly recommend Travel Insurance from your home country in the unlikely even you are injured and need to return home.
All clients will be required to sign and indemnity form before they can go on the river.
Please notify us of any dietary requirements whilst booking. Failure to do so may result in your option not being available.
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Dates & Prices
Our trips run daily in the low water season which runs approximately from late July until the end of January. Before and after these dates, there is a high water option, which is a shorter trip and starts at Rapid number 11. If you can plan your trip to coincide with low water, you'll be rewarded with one of the best one day whitewater rafting runs anywhere in the world.
Our trips run during the low water season with a minimum of 6 guests and a maximum of 24 guests per trip. Please let us know where you are staying upon booking so we can arrange your transfer. All this information can be added on our secure booking engine. All payments are taken in UK pounds
Please note all prices INCLUDE 16% VAT
Zambezi Rafting Low Water Day Trip
What You Should Bring
We find most of our clients have in their posession already what is needed for a river trip.
- A pair of Chacos or similar sandals. Trainers are also okay.
- A pair of River shorts or swimming costume.
- Long sleeved business shirt to wear under your life jacket to keep off the sun.
- A baseball cap for under the helmet to keep sun off.
- Chums for fastening your sunglasses to your head.
- Nalgene or similar water bottle. The guides will have drinking water on the raft.
- Carabiner for fastening water bottle to your boat.
- Waterproof sunscreen and lip balm SPF15 minimum.
- A GoPro camera is excellent to attach to your helmet for those memorable shots.