Victoria Falls White Water Rafting was really the first of the adrenaline activities to start in the early 1980's. It was through this sport that adrenaline addicts travelled from all over the world to have a go on what is rated as the best one day rafting trip in the world.
Rafting trips run from Zambian sides and operators are highly professional. The water level of the Zambezi River is completely dictated by rainfall, and this has a huge impact on the white water rafting season. As every year rainfall is different so is every years rafting. So the dates given below are guide lines only.
In Zambia the low water trips (approx. August through to late December) start at Rapid number one which is just below the boiling pot of the Victoria Falls and finish after rapid 19.
These trips start early with pick up from your hotel between 6.30am and 7.00am. After a short drive to the edge of the gorge a thorough safety talk is given explaining in detail what you are likely to expect during the day and how to deal with any situation.
You will then be issued with a life jacket and helmet and a paddle if you are going in a paddle boat and start your descent into the Gorge, which is a very steep gradient and can prove difficult for some less fit clients.
The rafts are waiting for you on the water and once aboard, more safety measures and instruction take place before heading into rapid number one.
To enquiries contact Owen's Taxi and Tours.