White water rafting on the Zambezi River using an inflatable raft to navigate a river gives you some of the most wonderful adventure activities and sights on offer in Livingstone, Zambia. Experienced and professional guides take you safely down the river, to make sure your adventure is safe, whether it be a Zambezi River rafting trip, or a corporate team building experience, they will put the perfect trip together. There are many companies in Livingstone that have been rafting the mighty Zambezi River for years with the passion, experience and culture of rafting. All guides are fully trained professionals and hold valid advanced first aid certificates.
A typical rafting trip in Zambia starts with a brief information session on safety and health issues, discussing the plan for the day and answering any questions you may have. Once you reach the 'put-in' at the river, you will be given a short safety practice session to understand the raft and techniques that will be used to run the rapids.
When you decide to go white water rafting in Zambia, it's important to think about what level of excitement your looking for. This will determine which white water rafting season you should choose to get exactly what you expect from the experience. White water rafting in Zambia allows you to choose either a full day or half-day rafting experience.
White water rafting rapids in Zambia
The rapids that range along the Zambezi River are powered by white water and a greatly passionate Mother Nature, this extreme adrenaline adventure will leave your heart beating faster. Below describes the white water rapids in Zambia:
Kayaking in Zambia offers a different way to encounter the incredible power of the Zambezi River below the Victoria Falls where you row through the rapids. With your kayak, paddle, life jacket as well as helmet at the top of the gorge, you'll walk all the way down to the boiling pot with the help of porters. Kayaking the Victoria Falls is enjoyed by experienced kayakers but tandem kayaking trips are also available. An experienced white water kayaker will help direct the boat in the rapids.
As the river drops 100 meters over the falls, it enters the Batoka Gorge, and the beginning of the kayaking section. The gorge itself varies from 140 metres to 250 metres deep, making for striking views to compliment the high level of raw excitement. Here, you will enjoy tandem kayaking in the gorge using Topolino Duo Kayaks. A qualified kayaker-guide sits in the back, piloting and manoeuvring the kayak through rapids, while you sit in front and assist with paddle power. Kayaking requires you to be a confident swimmer, ready to experience different levels of rapids.
Experienced guides carry all the necessary group safety and equipment so you can just relax and have fun. Before getting on the water, you will receive full safety and paddling technique instructions. Operators always lead the way with a strong commitment to high safety standards and guides with incredible passion and extensive local knowledge of the area.