Multi day Canoe Safari


Camp beside the Zambezi, splash through rapids, picnic on islands & explore channels on a Canoe Safari.

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The silence of the canoes makes them unbeatable for bird and game viewing.On these trips guests paddle their own canoes, following their qualified Canoe Guide.This is novice canoeing and no previous experience is required.

Depart Day 1: 16h00 Return Day 2: 14h30

Clients are collected at 16h00 and take an hour and a half game drive (25km) into the Zambezi National Park in an open vehicle to arriving at our riverside camp. (See accommodation) before sunset for dinner and drinks.
The following day starts with a full English breakfast and the guide will then give a thorough briefing, which will cover; conditions of the river, rapids, canoeing instruction, safety and general information. You will be asked to sign an indemnity form.
The full day is spent canoeing (18kms) downstream, running small grade one and two rapids, exploring channels, bird and game viewing. The Kandahar Rapids are run on this day. A picnic lunch is served on the mainland or an island.
Cold soft-drinks, mineral water and beers are served at the take out point at the end of the day and clients are back in Victoria Falls around 14h30.

Operates between: 1st April through to 30th November

Departures: On Request

Minimum / Maximum participants

Minimum: Confirm on Minimum of 4 Pax

Departure Times: Pick up 16h00 from accommodation in Victoria Falls Town

Age Restrictions:

Minimum age: Children from 7 upwards can canoe if accompanied by a parent and fit into a lifejacket. Management retain the right to refuse a child who they feel is unsuitable for the activity for any reason.

Maximum age: N.A

Language: English

Transfers: Included

Please note: Excludes Parks River Usage Fee which is currently US$10.00/person

Price per person: US$231.00

Depart Day 1: 07h00 Return Final Day: 16h00

Guests are collected from Victoria Falls Town at approximately 07h00.
Clients take a one and a half hours game drive (50kms) in an open vehicle into the Zambezi National Park to the launch site.
A continental breakfast is served and the guide will give a thorough briefing, which will cover; conditions of the river and rapids, canoeing instruction, safety and general information. Clients will be asked to sign an indemnity form.
The first day is spent canoeing18kms downstream, running small grade one and two rapids, exploring channels and bird and game viewing. The Sansimba Rapids are run on day one.
A picnic lunch is served on the main land or an island.
Clients will canoe into camp on the afternoon of the first day.
Camping equipment, drinks and dinner are all included. (See accommodation).
After an English breakfast the second day is spent canoeing another 18kms downstream, including the Kandahar Rapids.
The scenery, channels and the rapids on both respective days are very different. Cold soft-drinks, mineral water & beers are served at the take out point on the last day.
Clients are transferred the short distance back to Victoria Falls and arrive at their Hotels at about 16h00.

Operates between: 1st April through to 30th November

Departures: On Request

Minimum / Maximum participants

Minimum: Confirm on Minimum of 4 Pax

Departure Times: Pick up 07h00 from accommodation in Victoria Falls Town

Age Restrictions:

Minimum age: Children from 7 upwards can canoe if accompanied by a parent and fit into a lifejacket. Management retain the right to refuse a child who they feel is unsuitable for the activity for any reason.

Maximum age: N.A

Language: English

Transfers: Included

Please note: Excludes Parks River Usage Fee which is currently US$10.00/person

Price per person: US$383.50

Depart Day 1: 16h00 Return Final Day: 14h30

Guests are collected from Victoria Falls Town at 16h00 and take an hour (25km) game drive into the National Park in an open vehicle before having dinner and drinks at our riverside camp. *Note there is no canoeing on day 1.
A full English breakfast is served in the morning before an hour game drive upstream to the launch point.
The guide will give a thorough briefing, which will cover; conditions of the river and rapids, canoeing instruction, safety and general information. Clients will be asked to sign an indemnity form.
The second day is spent canoeing 18kms downstream, running small grade one and two rapids, exploring channels and bird and game viewing. This day includes the Sansimba rapids.
A picnic lunch is served on the mainland or an island.
Clients will arrive in camp on the afternoon of the second day for tea. Camping equipment, drinks and dinner are all included. (See accommodation).
In the morning a full English breakfast is served after which the clients board their canoes and the second day is spent canoeing another 18kms downstream to the Falls including the Kandahar Rapids.
The scenery, channels and the rapids on both respective days are very different. Cold soft-drinks, mineral water & beers are served at the end of the third day.
Clients are transferred a short distance to Victoria Falls and arrive at about 14h30.

Operates between: 1st April through to 30th November

Departures: On Request

Minimum / Maximum participants

Minimum: Confirm on Minimum of 4 Pax

Departure Times: Pick up 16h00 from accommodation in Victoria Falls Town

Age Restrictions:

Minimum age: Children from 7 upwards can canoe if accompanied by a parent and fit into a lifejacket. Management retain the right to refuse a child who they feel is unsuitable for the activity for any reason.

Maximum age: N.A

Language: English

Transfers: Included

Please note: Excludes Parks River Usage Fee which is currently US$10.00/person

Price per person: US$451.50

Three Day, Two Night Zambezi Adventure (Walking & Canoeing)
Depart Day 1: 06h30 Return Final Day: 16h00

Guests are collected from Victoria Falls at 06h30. (Please ensure that time and place for pick up are clear).
Clients take an hour game drive in an open vehicle to a remote area of the Zambezi National Park.
The professional walking guide will give a safety talk before walking into the bush tracking game, while also pointing out some of the fine details of the African bush.
A light Continental Breakfast with tea and coffee is served in the morning. After the mornings walk clients meet the vehicle and game drive to the river’s canoe launch site. The guide will give a thorough briefing, which will cover conditions of the river and rapids, canoeing instruction, safety and general information.
A picnic lunch of cold meats, rolls, quiches, salad and fruit is served.
The afternoon is spent canoeing approximately (8kms) downstream, running small grade one and two rapids, exploring Sansimba channels and bird and game viewing.
At the end of the afternoon clients will arrive in camp in time for tea. Camping equipment, drinks and dinner are all included. (See accommodation)
In the morning a full English breakfast is served, after which clients will game drive upstream again to launch their canoes.
The second morning is spent canoeing a different section of the river from the previous day. The Zambezi River is incredibly wide and there are numerous vastly different routes to take. In the afternoon the group will once again set off on foot rather than canoe for an afternoon walk.
The third day usually begins with an early morning walk returning to camp for breakfast. The canoes are then launched from camp and the last day is spent canoeing an 18km stretch towards Victoria Falls, including the Kandahar Rapids.
Clients are transferred back to Victoria Falls at 16h00.

Operates between: 1st April through to 30th November

Departures: On Request

Minimum / Maximum participants

Minimum: Confirm on Minimum of 4 Pax

Departure Times: Pick up 06h30 from accommodation in Victoria Falls Town

Age Restrictions:

Minimum age: Children from 7 upwards can canoe if accompanied by a parent and fit into a lifejacket. Management retain the right to refuse a child who they feel is unsuitable for the activity for any reason.

Maximum age: N.A

Language: English

Transfers: Included

Please note: Excludes Parks River Usage Fee which is currently US$10.00/person

Wild Horizons look forward to hosting you on a canoe safari in the near future. In order to ensure that you have the best understanding possible of our product, we ask that you read the following information carefully. Should you have any additional questions or require clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us or your booking agent.
On these trips guests paddle their own canoes, following their qualified Canoe Guide. The Upper Zambezi River is a vast contrast from the rapids of the Gorge below Victoria Falls.

Accommodation/Camping Equipment

Wild Horizons overnight canoe safari offered guests an authentic “camping” experience. Kalai River Camp is situated approximately 25 kilometres upstream from Victoria Falls in the Zambezi National Park and is a mobile rustic bush camp. It is important to note that it is not a “luxury permanent lodge”! The camp is fully backed up by a team of staff that set up camp in preparation for client’s arrival.

The camp comprises of large walk in tents, equipped with camp beds, mattresses, sheets, pillows and duvet, camping water basin (which are filled with hot water each morning), a paraffin lantern, a bedside table and hand towels. There is a portable toilet and hot shower in camp. The camp and dining table are set up under the stars on the riverbank with stunning views of the river.

On all overnight trips limited beers and soft-drinks and mineral water are provided. If clients require other alcoholic or imported drinks they must supply it. During winter months (April, May, June, July and August), the evenings, nights and early mornings will be very cold. Clients must bring warm clothing. As space is limited we suggest one carry bag per person.

Difficulty
The majority of people who join trips are first time canoeists. No previous experience is required as Wild Horizons staff are specially trained to prepare and guide you through the day. Children from 7 upwards can canoe if accompanied by a parent and fit into a life jacket.

Boats
All canoe trips are run in self-paddle two man inflatable canoes.

Valuables
All clients are advised to leave valuables at their hotels. Please leave all valuables, jewellery and passports at your hotel for safekeeping.

Dietary Requirements
For those guests with specific dietary or religious (i.e. Kosher) requirements please notify Wild Horizons prior to arrival. We can accommodate most reasonable requests but need reasonable time to do so.

Communication in the Camp
In case of emergency, guides are in contact by radio with our main offices and management staff, as well as the Medical Air Rescue Services, who in turn are in communication with Victoria Falls by Mobile Phone. All guides will be able to communicate directly with our main offices from the canoes in case of emergency.

Group Size & Travelling Companions
The group size may range from two to twenty guests. Wild Horizons does allow for and welcome private and flexible custom-made canoe safaris (Please enquire with your booking agent for more information).

Whilst travelling on this safari you may be with other guests who are from different parts of the world and who are of various ages. To get the most out of your canoeing/camping experience, co-operation and harmony between you and other guests is vital. Should any guest behave in such a way that it affects either the enjoyment or safety of other guests, that guest will be warned and if need be, eventually taken off safari. Our safaris are conducted in English and for safety reasons, it is important that all guests are able to communicate in basic English – this also enables compatibility with fellow travellers.

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