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Jetboats

  • Zambezi jetboats
  • Zambezi jetboats

Fast Facts


  • Zambia only
  • 30' powerboat thrill
  • Morning or mid-day
  • July to December
  • Optional helicopter lift out

Jetboats

Raise your adrenaline levels as you fly over the water in a powerful jet boat and shoot down the rapids below the Victoria Falls at incredible speeds!

This adrenaline-packed new adventure, available only on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River, will take you on the jet boat ride of a lifetime as you cut through the rapids of the mighty Zambezi below Victoria Falls at an incredible speed of about 100 kilometres an hour. 

Spend a thrilling half hour flying over the water and 'buzzing' rock faces between rapids 23 and 27. Feel the wind in your hair and the spray in your face as the powerful jet boats speed through rapids, rush past gorge walls and spin on the flat water.

For the ultimate adventure, combine your jet boat thrill with a spectacular 20-minute helicopter ride. Fly (from a heli pad by the river) up the river; skim the water under the shadows of the cliffs and rise out of the gorge for a quick look at the Falls before landing. This heli flight is available either into or out of the gorge.

Or why not enjoy a full-day's white water rafting to rapid number 21 where you'll meet the jet boat for a ride before walking (or helicoptering) out of the gorge? For more info take a look at the Zambezi Extreme combinations...

 

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UK+44 (0) 1752 878858
+44 (0) 1752 878858
USA+1 (347) 708 1794
+1 (347) 708 1794
Canada+1 (647) 694 1402
Australia+61 (2) 8417 2176
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  • Enquiries and bookings

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  • All the facts
    • No age restriction on jet boat
    • Minimum weight 40 kg on jet boat
    • Passengers are required to wear life vests on the jet boat
    • Jet boat drivers are trained in New Zealand and have a minimum of 500 hours experience
    • All boats are equipped with first aid kits and radio communication
    • There are two 6m jet-propelled boats with 8.2 litre Chevy engines (350 horsepower), capacity 11 per boat
    • Soft drinks are included before and after the jet boat ride and at the top of the gorge
    • The road transfer to and from the jet boat entry point is approximately 50 minutes in comfortable Land Rovers

    What to expect?

    The Jet Boat Extreme tour starts at the Day Activity Centre (Livingstone). You'll be transferred by specially adapted Land-Rover vehicles (approximately 1hr) to your entry point at the gorge. You'll meander down the gorge approximately 880ft in a scenic cable car lift. You'll meet your jet boat pilot for a briefing. Water and soft drinks are available.

    One of the most thrilling 30-minutes of your life is about to begin. After the ride, you no longer have to walk the 880ft out of the gorge as you now board the cable car for the 8-minute ride out. Ice-cold beer and soft drinks await you at the top after which you are transferred back to the Day Activity Centre (Livingstone).

    Time and cost

    There are two departures, morning and afternoon  - 07h30 or 12h30

    Heli lift out of the Gorge

    Instead of being lifted out of the gorge in the cable car, take a helicopter and complete an action-packed day with a flight through the gorge flying just above the water level and then over the Victoria Falls. The helicopter flight to and from the launch site is approximately 20 minutes. There are two departures a day and they include beer and cool drinks after the boat ride.

     

Enquiries and bookings

Contact the Zambezi team

Please let us have as much relevant info as possible...

  • No age restriction on jet boat
  • Minimum weight 40 kg on jet boat
  • Passengers are required to wear life vests on the jet boat
  • Jet boat drivers are trained in New Zealand and have a minimum of 500 hours experience
  • All boats are equipped with first aid kits and radio communication
  • There are two 6m jet-propelled boats with 8.2 litre Chevy engines (350 horsepower), capacity 11 per boat
  • Soft drinks are included before and after the jet boat ride and at the top of the gorge
  • The road transfer to and from the jet boat entry point is approximately 50 minutes in comfortable Land Rovers

What to expect?

The Jet Boat Extreme tour starts at the Day Activity Centre (Livingstone). You'll be transferred by specially adapted Land-Rover vehicles (approximately 1hr) to your entry point at the gorge. You'll meander down the gorge approximately 880ft in a scenic cable car lift. You'll meet your jet boat pilot for a briefing. Water and soft drinks are available.

One of the most thrilling 30-minutes of your life is about to begin. After the ride, you no longer have to walk the 880ft out of the gorge as you now board the cable car for the 8-minute ride out. Ice-cold beer and soft drinks await you at the top after which you are transferred back to the Day Activity Centre (Livingstone).

Time and cost

There are two departures, morning and afternoon  - 07h30 or 12h30

Heli lift out of the Gorge

Instead of being lifted out of the gorge in the cable car, take a helicopter and complete an action-packed day with a flight through the gorge flying just above the water level and then over the Victoria Falls. The helicopter flight to and from the launch site is approximately 20 minutes. There are two departures a day and they include beer and cool drinks after the boat ride.