Experience a day of adventure when you raft down the Zambezi river. Between the excitement of sailing on the white-water rapids of one of Africa’s wildest rivers, you will also have moments to sit back and take in the majestic landscapes of the region.
Zambezi River Rafting
After collecting you from your hotel in Livingstone, we will head to the office where we will tell you about the itinerary of the trip and explain the steps you need to take to sail in the raft.
The following stop will be at the camp where you will receive the required equipment for this adventure. Then we descend to the banks of the Zambezi river where the guides will be waiting for us. They will help us to practice controlling the paddles and the raft so that you can get the most from your rafting experience in Zambia.
Equipped with life jackets and helmets, we are set to begin our trip down the rapids of the Zambezi river. Our route will take us through canyons and gorges for 6 or 10 miles, depending on the season. The particulate part of the Zambezi river that this activity sails on changes at different times of the year due to the change in water level.
Further downstream, fully soaked and having experienced the rafting adventure of a lifetime, its finally time to stop at the banks and offload the equipment. We then walk back to the camp where you will enjoy a well-deserved rest and a delicious lunch, so you can regain your strength.
At the end of the activity, we will take you back to your hotel.
There are three types of rafts available for you, so you can do rafting on the Zambezi river in different ways. You choose your preferred raft on the day of the activity.
- Oar raft: appropriate for beginners, children, and seniors. They are controlled by the guides who will row with oars so that you can enjoy the landscape and the excitement of not having to row.
- Stern Mount Raft: perfect for families and people that have previous experience of rafting. They are similar to oar rafts, but with the reinforcement of a rigid frame. On these rafts, the guide has full control and rows with oars but the participants can help by using paddles.
- Advanced paddle rafts: on these rafts, everyone will have the same paddles including the guide who will shout instructions throughout the trip. These rafts are only recommended for experienced participants due to the risk of capsizing. On this option, everyone works together to navigate, and we will make stops along the route to plan our strategy for the next set of rapids.
- Children under 15 years old cannot participate in this activity. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- The maximum weight of each participant is 300 lbs (140 kilos).
- Pregnant women and people with cardiac or back problems should not participate in this activity.
Departure from Victoria Falls
If you are staying in Victoria Falls on the other side of the border (Zimbabwe), you can reserve the same rafting activity departing from Victoria Falls.
Per personUS$ 140
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick off and drop off.
Tea or Coffee.
Entrance into the national park (10 USD approx.).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Livingstone local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).