Multi Day Rafting Adventures
Multi Day Rafting Adventures in Victoria Falls
US$ 572.00 pp*
Victoria Falls is the adrenalin capital of Southern Africa. There are a range of exciting and scenic activities on offer and the most famed of the adrenaline activities is Zambezi white water rafting. The Zambezi River offers what many consider the best one day white water rafting run in the world.
Even better than the one day rafting, are multi-day rafting trips, which offer not only thrills and spills but also the chance to see incredible scenery, camp on sparkling white beaches and enjoy hearty meals under starlight with friends.
Our team of world-class guides will safely guide you through the rapids on our self supported expedition and explain the geology and fascinating history of this area. Between September and November rafting is at its best with lots of grade 4 and 5 rapids. These adventures are between two and five days long.
The journey snakes through the Songwe and Batoka gorges. Sheer rock walls arise hundreds of meters above the river. On longer journeys basalt rocks give way to grassy banks and the grunts of vocal hippopotamus carry across the water. Rapids are interceded by calm stretches of crystal clear water where you can take a relaxing swim and watch the spectacular gorges, thick with vegetation
Inclusions and Exclusions
Inclusions Transfers, tea/coffee and biscuits on the first day, cold lunch and breakfast daily. All equipment is also included.
*Exclusions Items of a personal nature. Excludes river usage fee.
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Duration: 5 hours
When: Low Water Rafting
Approximate Dates: 10th August – 25th December
High Water- Rafting Approximate Dates: 25th Dec – 10th August
Where: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Weather: Weather permitting
What to Wear: Swimsuit and shorts/cycling shorts but nothing that water will suck away T-shirt or long-sleeved shirt for sun protection Sturdy shoes/trainers or rafting shoes. Your shoes must be securely fitted to your feet (i.e. no flip-flops) or they will be lost! Wet Suits will be provided in the winter months.
Things to Bring: A way to secure glasses to yourself or they will be lost Sunscreen and lip balm (guides will have dry bag for this) A peak cap that will fit comfortably under your helmet. Bring as little as possible!
Guests or Spectators: No spectators allowed.
Minimum Age 0 years
Fitness Level No Fitness Requirement
Qualifications Not Applicable
Maximum Weight 0.0 kg
Certification None Required
Experience Level No Experience
• Depart Day 1: 08:00
• Return Day 3: 13:00
You will be collected from your accommodation to meet at The Lookout Cafe situated on the edge of the Batoka gorge at 08:00 am. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served, your guide will give a pre-departure briefing, and you will be asked to sign an indemnity form. We shall then drive to rapid #1 and begin the steep walk into the gorges below.
Within minutes we are a world away from the buzz of Victoria Falls town. At the base of the trail, our rafts await us in a large pool on the Zambezi, and it is here that you will be given a safety talk.
The first part of any rafting experience is very much a learning exercise and after a few practice runs we nudge our boats into the current and drift down-stream to challenge the legendary rapids of the Zambezi. There is no gradual build up! The 23 km you will raft today includes renowned rapids such as ‘Stairway to Heaven’, ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ and ‘Oblivion’. This is the wildest section of the Zambezi river.
A cold buffet lunch will be served on the banks of the river in the gorge on our way downstream. We will reach our beach campsite at rapid #21 at about 15:30 pm. Camp is set up on the white sandy beach overlooking the river.
We rise as the sun illuminates the towering walls above, to the smell of bacon and eggs on the fire. Camp is packed up and all the equipment is harnessed down tightly for the voyage downstream; a long day lies ahead. Our world will become one of exhilarating action and scenes of remarkable beauty. The Songwe gorges, home to the threatened Taita falcons, are spectacular.
There is now more time between major rapids than on day one, a chance to relax in the sun as we drift down calmer stretches. On day two we shall negotiate rapids such as ‘The Narrows’ and ‘Let’s make a Deal’ to arrive at ‘Upper Moemba’ rapids.
‘Upper Moemba’ rapids are one of the most spectacular on the river and as with so many of these rapids it has a perfect platform for photographers who can stand within meters of the action. Our rafts slide over the lip and drop into several huge crashing waves that appear to swallow them completely. The entire Zambezi is squeezed into a narrow cataract at this point. We run the ‘Upper Moemba’ rapids and portage ‘Lower Moemba’ Falls arriving at the beach camp for the second night.
After a good hot cooked breakfast we raft down to the proposed Batoka Gorge dam site. From here guests take the 45 minute walk out of the Zambezi gorge and are met by our vehicles for the transfer back to Victoria Falls. This is a three-hour journey on a dirt road through the Hwange Communal Lands, and several African villages. We will arrive back in Victoria Falls between 12:00 and 13:00 hrs..