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Canoe safaris

  • Chris Hornaman's Mana elephants
  • carmine colony
  • Elijah on hippo watch
  • Canoeing with Gus Alexander

Canoe safaris

The lower Zambezi River offers Africa's very best canoe safaris where healthy populations of large and small game are abundant

The Zambezi River is unquestionably Africa's finest canoeing destination.  The Luangwa River has an excellent trail on a small commercial scale.  Bar one exception the Kafue and Okavango/Linyanti water systems are suitable for relatively short trails only.

Other than these no other African rivers on the continent hold the same opportunities for viewing healthy populations of large and small game and the Zambezi River takes top spot!

The Zambezi has two distinct canoeing regions 

  • The upper Zambezi:  Short canoe trails are available on the 18km stretch of the Upper Zambezi River between the Zambezi National Park in Zimbabwe and the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia.  This section of the river is regarded as "free-flow" and subject to seasonal variation, small rapids are encountered. Short excursions are run year round with overnight Zambezi canoe trails available.
  • The lower Zambezi: This is where the real action takes place!  The Mana Pools and Lower Zambezi National Park shorelines offer almost endless opportunities to view big game.  This stretch of river has broad floodplains hemmed in by a rugged escarpment on either side of the valley......

Broadly, options include deluxe and full participation canoe safaris and shorter trails that focus on the Kariba Gorge, the Mana Pools shoreline, the Lower Zambezi National Park and further downstream through the Mupata Gorge to the border with Mozambique.

Speak to just about any one of us in the team for first hand and expert advice or explore a selection of canoe safari options.

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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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Spirit of the Zambezi

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