The latest adventure activity on the Zambezi River. Far more than just a raft trip, you will be in charge of your own inflatable kayak (under the expert guidance of our river team) running some of the best rapids on the Zambezi River. Our guides give you the tools and confidence to paddle rapids from Rapid 11 to Rapid 25 including Oblivion! This is a trip for those wanting a fun filled whitewater experience and to be more than just a passenger in a raft.
Your guides will collect you from your hotel at 8am and drive you to the top of the gorge at Songwe Point. Here we will take the stunning walk down into the Batoka Gorge. After being outfitted with your boats, paddle lifejacket and helmet, your guides will give you a safety talk about what to do in the event of a swim. All trips have an accompanying cataraft as an extra safety boat. The guides will give you instruction and tuition as to how to catch still water, how to punch through waves and will be close at hand to offer advice and safety (we have one guide per 4 guests) We are then into our first rapids of the day, Creamy White Buttocks*, The Mother, Double Trouble and Oblivion. We stop in a scenic spot for a relaxed lunch before tackling more whitewater in the afternoon. We take a ride out of the gorge in a gondola, to our waiting transport, a cold beer or soft drink delighted at our achievement! We are back in town by 5pm.
Pick Up Point & Time
We will collect all our clients from where you are staying. This will be between 7.30 and 8.30 depending on where you are situated. When you book, we'll let you know the approximate collection time. At the conclusion of your trip we'll have you back at your hotel between 5-5.30pm
What You Need To Bring With You
We suggest you bring the following for your trip
- Water Bottle (we put them on the cataraft)
- Swimsuit and or shorts
- Chums to secure glasses (we have these for sale or you can use string)
- T shirt, lycra top or long sleeved shirt for sun protection.
- Thermal top for trips in August and from November - January
- Sunscreen and lipbalm (guides have a drybag for this)
- Sturdy shoes or sandals (we suggest Keens or Chacos)
Many of these items can be purchased from www.zambezirafting/riverwear
The Small Print
Minimum Age: 18 years
Maximum Age: None... go for it! Our oldest client was 73 year old Barbara!
Swimming Ability Required: Yes
Previous Kayaking Experience Required: No
Guide Client Ratio: 1 Guide : 4 clients
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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Our detailed fact sheets for each activity will let you know what to bring, pick up times and contact numbers in Livingstone.
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Dates & Prices
All prices are on a per person basis. Each trip has a safety cataraft along so if you have a non paddling partner, they can also join. Lunch is included along with a cold beer at the end of the day... you have deserved it!
Our trips run daily from August - December with a minimum of 2 guests and a maximum of 8 paddlers 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