The Zambezi River has quite the reputation for river runners, however the "drop, pool" nature of the river allows plenty of flat areas to train you up on what can only be described as the the world's premier whitewater river. We have a range of courses to choose from, including a "Half Day Taster" to a "Four Day Intensive" course. Our instructors share a passion for the sport, and many of our past clients have gone on to paddle many rivers around the world, including The Futaleufu, Morocco and The Nile in Uganda. If you are after an adventure whilst you are on holidays, to carry on with at home, this is your perfect activity in Livingstone.
Half Day Taster (Afternoon)
Learning to eskimo roll is not a pre-requisite of any of our courses. We will drive you down to Rapid 6 where there is a perfect area to practise paddling in flat water and gentle moving water and for the more adept paddlers, your chance to paddle your first Zambezi Rapid in a kayak, "The Devils Toilet Bowl". But dont worry, it is not as scary as it sounds! With a couple of paddle strokes, you will be through the two waves and have a smile on your face that wont go away for days!
Full Day Taster
We will spend the morning in the swimming pool, teaching you all the basic strokes and giving you your first attempt to roll a kayak. This can be really easy when you are taught ther right way by our insructors. After lunch, we will head down to rapid 6 for some practise in moving water and several runs through, "The Devils Toilet Bowl", rapid 6. This rapid is absolute fun and will be sure to leave you with the inspiration to continue with this infectious sport.
What You Need To Bring With You
Most people have all that is required with them for your kayak school. The following is a brief list of what we recommend.
- Water bottle
- Swimsuit and or shorts
- Thermal Top for cooler days in August and November - January
- Sturdy Shoes or sandals (we recommend Chaco or Keens)
Pick Up Point & Time
Our full day taster, you will be collected at 8.30 from your hotel and return at 5pm. This will include lunch at midday and a cold drink at the completion of your day.
The half day taster you will be collected at 12.30 from your hotel and be back in town at 5pm.
The Small Print
Minimum Age: 18 years
Maximum Age: None... go for it!
Kayaking Ability Required: None
Swimming Ability: Preferred although not essential.
Kayaking Equipment: Provided
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
All prices are on a per person basis. Lunch is included in the FULL DAY 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 12 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