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Zambezi rafting expeditions

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Fast Facts


  • Multi-day rafting expeditions
  • 2 day or 5 days, Zimbabwe shoreline
  • Trips run August to November

Zambezi rafting expeditions

Depending on who you speak with in the whitewater world the Zambezi rafting expeditions continually rank highest on the planet

If you believe in epic experiences and Victoria Falls is in your sights as a destination then you have to give Zambezi multi-day rafting some serious thought

During low water from August into December the one-day white-water run on the Zambezi is unquestionably the wildest of its type in the world.  Beyond these rapids however you enter into a stretch of the Zambezi that's encountered by only a score of people each year. It's a new world down there.

You'll cover grade 5 rapids, do some guaranteed portaging, camp on spectacular beaches and take in stunning scenery. Downstream you'll have time away from the commercial mayhem that you left behind on the first day's rafting.

The river's going to intimidate you and it could give you a serious pounding. This is really big water but it's warm and forgiving. You'll have time to get into the rhythm of the river, to appreciate the deeper silences of the Batoka Gorge. If you manage to unglue your eyes from the primal setting around the campfire you'll get blown away by the millions of stars at night. You're with some of the most highly regarded international guides each with an extraordinary sense of fun.  Fellow paddlers are from all walks of life with healthy appetites for adventure. 

We run these trips on a set-date basis for a few low-water months each year. 

There's a very good chance that a bit of Africa's "hakuna matata" spirit will rub off and stick after this trip.  If the Zambezi beats you up in the process then that spirit might overlay the bragging rights you just earned too!

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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

    Contact the Zambezi team

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

  • All the facts
  • These are set-date whitewater expeditions from the Boiling Pot down the upper Zambezi River. They're group departures from Zimbabwe for 4 to 16 clients.

    Some background on the Zambezi expeditions

    Rafting has long been plagued by the myth that it's dangerous, extreme and only for adrenaline junkies. The remoter stretches of the river requires a professional approach.  Safety first, good food, great times and importantly loads of fun! 

    Beyond the fun, excitement and adventure the Zambezi's one of the best white water rivers in the world with "million-star" campsites, great food accompanied by drinks, and entertaining professional raft guides. 

    So let's get serious!

    We have a few choices of set-date departures between August and November each year. These trips are suitable for anybody who's in reasonably good shape with a healthy outlook on adventure and who's especially comfortable being active outdoors. 

    The trips are "packaged" as follows:

    • "Zambezi Four Nighter": A 5 day/4 night trip with two nights on the river and a night in Victoria Falls at the beginning for briefing, and a night at the end for celebrating. 
    • "Zambezi Two Nighter": A 2 day/2 night trip with two nights on the river
    • Tailor-made options for groups of four or more

    Trips start and end in Victoria Falls.  Activities and meals as described are "all-in" except some food on the arrival and departure days; additional alcohol of your choice; visas; flights and taxes; gratuities and personal purchases.  On take-out you're driven back to your lodge in Victoria Falls where you spent the first night,  where accommodation is included, and a celebratory dinner at The Boma restaurant. Drinks are settled direct. Contact us for the full dossiers on each package.

    Private expeditions for your own group of family and/or friends should be booked well in advance and we close of the trip to others.

  • Choices
  • 4 night Zambezi Expedition: 1 night Vic Falls, 2 nights Zambezi River, 1 night Vic Falls

    US$974 per person sharing; where possible single supplements are not applied

    2 night Zambezi Expedition: 2 nights Zambezi River

    US$583 per person sharing; where possible single supplements are not applied

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Enquiries and bookings

Contact the Zambezi team

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

These are set-date whitewater expeditions from the Boiling Pot down the upper Zambezi River. They're group departures from Zimbabwe for 4 to 16 clients.

Some background on the Zambezi expeditions

Rafting has long been plagued by the myth that it's dangerous, extreme and only for adrenaline junkies. The remoter stretches of the river requires a professional approach.  Safety first, good food, great times and importantly loads of fun! 

Beyond the fun, excitement and adventure the Zambezi's one of the best white water rivers in the world with "million-star" campsites, great food accompanied by drinks, and entertaining professional raft guides. 

So let's get serious!

We have a few choices of set-date departures between August and November each year. These trips are suitable for anybody who's in reasonably good shape with a healthy outlook on adventure and who's especially comfortable being active outdoors. 

The trips are "packaged" as follows:

  • "Zambezi Four Nighter": A 5 day/4 night trip with two nights on the river and a night in Victoria Falls at the beginning for briefing, and a night at the end for celebrating. 
  • "Zambezi Two Nighter": A 2 day/2 night trip with two nights on the river
  • Tailor-made options for groups of four or more

Trips start and end in Victoria Falls.  Activities and meals as described are "all-in" except some food on the arrival and departure days; additional alcohol of your choice; visas; flights and taxes; gratuities and personal purchases.  On take-out you're driven back to your lodge in Victoria Falls where you spent the first night,  where accommodation is included, and a celebratory dinner at The Boma restaurant. Drinks are settled direct. Contact us for the full dossiers on each package.

Private expeditions for your own group of family and/or friends should be booked well in advance and we close of the trip to others.

4 night Zambezi Expedition: 1 night Vic Falls, 2 nights Zambezi River, 1 night Vic Falls

US$974 per person sharing; where possible single supplements are not applied

2 night Zambezi Expedition: 2 nights Zambezi River

US$583 per person sharing; where possible single supplements are not applied

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Bungee jumping

Test the edge of fear...leap from no-man's land between Zimbabwe and Zambia. This is 111 metres of pure adrenaline rush!

Batoka Sky microlight over Victoria Falls

Microlight flights

Get a bird’s eye view and let the beauty of the Victoria Falls come alive with a short microlight flight

Robin's highwire launch

Highwire

Did that bungee off Vic Falls bridge awaken your taste for adrenaline? Take a 1/2 day for gorge swing, flying fox and zipline