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Spirit of the Zambezi

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  • Stretch Ferreira with friends
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Fast Facts


  • 9 night adventure holiday
  • 4 days canoeing on the Zambezi
  • 3 nights in Mana Pools NP
  • Explore Victoria Falls

Spirit of the Zambezi

Experience the mighty Zambezi River up close and person from a canoe, a remote island and the magnificent Victoria Falls.

We've put together the Spirit of the Zambezi trip to give you a chance to explore our favourite river of them all - the Zambezi River!

Start with a 3-night canoeing trip down the Lower Zambezi, through the heart of the Mana Pools National Park. Rowing Canadian-designed canoes, you will be right in the heart of things, passing animals in close proximity, camping in 3m x 3m dome tents specially designed for comfort in this terrain and walking the land just as early explorers would have done.

Transfer to a small aeroplane and head to Musango Island just off the Matusadona National Park. This is the only owner-run tourist accommodation on Lake Kariba, and three nights provide a chance to enjoy walking safaris, game drives and cruises on the lake in comfort. The Bumi Hills will play host to these activities, a stunning area with photo-worthy sights in every direction.

Having experienced the Lower Zambezi by canoe and Lake Kariba, fly to Victoria Falls in a light aircraft, allowing you to see a bird's eye view of the astonishing landscape below. Stay at Imbabala Safari Lodge, and as well as visiting the stunning Victoria Falls with a guide,  take part in a sunset cruise on the Upper Zambezi River, watching the sun sink below the horizon with a beverage in hand. Many other activities are available in Victoria Falls, whether you are looking for a piece of colonial history, or wish to have a go at adrenaline-inducing activities such as hurling yourself off the Victoria Falls Bridge.

A day-trip to the Chobe National Park in Botswana is also included, showing a different landscape, new river and more wildlife, an unforgettable addition to an already exciting safari.

Excitement is guaranteed! Read more for a digital safari itinerary.

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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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James Varden with "Slot"

Mana Pools

This unique World Heritage Site with it unparalleled wildlife, will truly immerse you in the remoteness and wilderness of the African Bush

some of the boys showing off

Chobe National Park

The world’s foremost elephant safari destination, Chobe is without a doubt one of Africa’s most coveted game parks

Main falls from Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls

"Africa's adventure capital" and "southern Africa's safari hub" all in one place on the Zambezi!