Whitewater Rafting on Zambezi River

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Paddle down the Zambezi River on a 14 and 18mile whitewater rafting course from Victoria Falls. With a guide, maneuver over Class IV and V rapids in a gorge reaching depths of 650 feet (200 meters) in the heart of Zimbabwe’s wilderness. What to Expect Begin your adventure with hotel pickup from your lodging in Victoria Falls prior to a 7:30 a.m. start time. Enjoy a light breakfast of toast with coffee or tea, and then climb into a Jeep for a drive to the Zambezi River. Upon arrival, gear up in a provided life jacket, helmet, and windbreaker (if needed), and go through a full safety and instructional briefing before hiking down the steep gorge to the river banks. Depending on your group’s abilities, you will either complete the 14-mile course (23 kilometer) in an oar raft controlled completely by your guide, a stern-mount raft controlled by passengers and the guide, or a paddle raft where everyone paddles under your guide’s watchful eyes. Inclusions Buffet lunch included Free drinks included Free hotel pickup and drop-off included Tea / Coffee with toast break in the morning Mineral water during rafting Professional local guide All rafting gear - life vets, helmets, paddles and rain jackets Exclusions National park fees $10 per person Bring Sunscreen lotion, and your medication if you are on so that our guides can keep it safe and dry inside our first aid kits and dry bags. DO NOT TAKE ANYTHING THAT YOU DO NOT WANT TO LOSE OR GET WET! We recommend that you leave everything with our drivers at top of the canyon or in your hotel room. Fitness You will have climb in and out of the steep gorge - you don't need to be super fit at all for this activity, but do need a reasonable level of fitness - just take your time What to Wear Nylon swim trunks, swimsuits, river sandals or old tennis shoes are great for rafting. Try to stay away from anything cotton if possible. Hats are good for sunny days and for those rare overcast or cool days a fleece pullover, a wool hat and socks and a windbreaker would be a great way to stay warm. Please note: Cotton WILL NOT keep you warm when it is wet. What to Wear for the drive to the river Please wear long sleeve clothes as we are approaching winter now its a bit cold driving to and from the rafting as we use open jeeps. We have locker boxes and a dry bag to leave your clothes at the top of the canyon and changing of your clothes can be done at the top of the canyon behind a tree or a big rock, welcome to Africa Skills Prior Rafting experience is not required on most of our trips. The majority of people who join our expeditions are first time rafters. You'll receive a detailed safety talk before getting on the river, and it will cover every aspect of your river adventure. Once trained, your crew can work in harmony with their guide to maneuver a raft in the most challenging rapids. It's only natural for you to be apprehensive about running rivers, however our staff is specially trained to address your concerns and prepare you for an experience you'll never forget. We offers a river trip to satisfy all types of adventurous individuals. We welcome anyone, young or old, in reasonable physical condition. Age requirements vary depending on the trip. Persons who are extremely overweight should try and meet our Trip leader the day before the trip to size the Class V Life jacket first. If you or a member of your group are pregnant or have special health or physical considerations, please call our office and consult a physician for recommendation. Location Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Departure Point We do all pick ups from any lodge / hotel in Victoria Falls or even across the boarder which is Zambia, Livingstone at an extra fee
What's included
  • Creating the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, the Zambezi boasts Class III, IV, and V rapids that are sure to get your adren
  • Beginning the adventure with the Shockwave trademark start off point” SWIM BELOW THE FALLS”
  • White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River is an absolute gem of a trip - featuring big white water, and spectacular African scene
  • Rafting on the Zambezi is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. A wild one-day run beneath one of the Seven Wonder of the World. We c
  • Do I need any rafting experience? Prior rafting experience is not required on most of our trips. The majority of people who
Extra Services
  • Pick up from hotel and drop off after $0
Cancellation Policy
A customer can cancel with no extra charges prior 3 days before the start of activity. Late cancellation will result in 29% fine.
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