This activity is a ‘must’ and a rafting trip on the Zambezi River definitely should be part of your itinerary, if you are looking for the ultimate thrill! Acclaimed as the wildest one-day whitewater run in the World, the Zambezi River is also recognized by rafting and kayaking enthusiasts as one of the top ten paddling rivers on the planet. If you don’t immediately associate the terms “Stairway to Heaven” and “Oblivion” with adventure then you haven’t experienced Zambezi Whitewater.
Departs daily for full- or half-day trips. The rapids on the Zambezi River are officially defined as “Grade 5” by the British Canoe Union (Grade 6 being commercially un-runnable). You should be reasonably fit for this activity, as there is a fairly steep walk into & out of the Batoka Gorge as well as the white water rafting activity itself. Tea, coffee & biscuits are served in the morning at check-in, after which you are taken to the Gorge for the safety briefing before the days’ activity commences. Depending on the activity booked, a light lunch is either served in the gorge between rapids (full-day), or at the top of the gorge (half-day).
“When a river 1700m wide plunges 120m over the Victoria Falls and is trapped in a basalt gorge no more than 40m wide the result is….turbulent! For the next 70km the warm waters of the Zambezi River offers some of the finest Grade 5 high volume rapids on the planet as it surges through the scenic splendour of the Batoka Gorge.”
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- Duration: Full day, approximately 7.5 hours
- Includes: Lunch and the white river rafting experience
- Excludes: River usage fees (approximately USD 10)