This festival is an International Centenary Rowing Regatta and white water kayaking that allows you to experience the rich and unique Zambian music, culture drama, street performers, arts, crafts fair and workshops. Universities like, Oxford, Cambridge, Rhodes and Wits all come to participate and manoeuvre their way through hippo's and crocs with the spray of the falls as a back drop.
The town of Livingstone was founded in 1905, together with the Zambezi Boat Club and the first regatta. In 1910, Livingstone hosted the World Professional Sculling Championships between World Champion from New Zealand and the British champion.
The first modern Zambezi International Regatta took place in 2004, followed by 2005, 2007 and 2010. These regattas were all attended by Oxford and Cambridge alumni, and leading South African Universities, men and women, from Rhodes, University of Johannesburg and Cape Town, and once in 2007 by Brown University, USA.
2019 will see the fifth event take place, as the show piece of a week of sporting celebration to mark the Southern Province Investment Expo.