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Get white water rafting discount
Depending on who you speak to, our epic multi-day rafting experience consistently ranks as first or second on the planet.
If you’ve read those lists of the 50 must-do’s before you die and want your own epic experience, then you have to give Zambezi multi-day rafting some serious consideration.
During low water from August into December, the one-day white-water run on the Zambezi is unquestionably the wildest of its type in the world. I know, I’ve tried it and I’ve seen the Zambezi from all angles including the bottom.
Beyond these rapids just a score of people each year raft down into the mysterious gorges, beyond the more commercial one day stretch below Victoria Falls. It’s a new world down there.You’ll cover grade 5 rapids, do some guaranteed portaging*, camp on spectacular beaches and take in stunning scenery. Mainly you’ll feel special, alone with your raft buddies, with just the water to challenge.
The Zambezi River will intimidate and it could give you a serious pounding. This is really big water but it’s warm and forgiving. You’ll be blow away by the millions of stars at night, if you can tear your eyes away from the glowing embers of the fire. Kick your shoes off and crawl into a sleeping bag with just the grunting of the hippo and the river flowing by.
You’ll be with some of the most experienced and regarded white water guides, each with an extraordinary sense of fun and a huge depth of knowledge about the Zambezi.
Fellow paddlers are from all walks of life with healthy appetites for adventure.We run these trips on a set-date basis for a few low-water months each year. They last a week and when we reach the bottom of the gorge a helicopter takes you out for a final night above rapid #17 for a hot shower and celebrations.
There’s a very good chance that a bit of Africa’s “hakuna matata” spirit will rub off and stick after this trip. If the Zambezi beat you up in the process then that spirit might overlay the bragging rights you just earned too!
Get a special discount on our October Zambezi multi-day white water rafting trip and create your own epic experience.
* Transporting your raft by hand and foot around a Grade 6+ rapid (too technical for amateurs, commercial suicide for rafting outfitters)!
Wherever in the world you are, our Zambezi community is full of easy-going travel-minded friends who take their fun seriously. Come and join the adventure.