The Zambezi Safari and Travel Company
||Safari Par Excellence
The Kariba Gorge Canoe Trail
Zimbabwe and Zambia
Upper Zambezi Canoeing
The Great Zambezi Trail
The Island Trail
Kariba Gorge Trail
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Lodges and Bushcamps
Safari Par Excellence offers a participatory canoe safari along a 60km stretch of the Zambezi River from Kariba to Chirundu.
2 nights / 3 days
Kariba to Chirundu
DEPARTURES: Zimbabwe - Monday
Zambia - Daily on request
Clients will be collected from any hotel in Kariba (we recommend Cutty Sark) between 08h00 and 08h30.
MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM PAX
Minimum: 2 pax per trip
Maximum: 9 pax per trip
No children under 10 years. Children between 10 and 15 years to be accompanied by their parents. There is no maximum age.
EXPERIENCE AND FITNESS
No previous canoeing experience is required, however a reasonable level of fitness is recommended.
All camping equipment is supplied including: tents; mosquito nets; mattresses; sleeping bags plus inners and pillows; cooler boxes, tables and chairs; gas cookers; kitchen utensils and cutlery.
FOOD AND DRINK
All meals are provided. Drinks include orange and lime cordials, beer and wine. Clients requiring extra alcohol must purchase their refreshments prior to departing from Kariba.
The transfer from the Kariba hotels to the Kariba Gorge is approximately 30 minutes followed by a short but fairly steep walk into the Gorge. Clients canoeing from the Zambian side need to clear customs and immigration, and the put in point is directly below the dam wall.
The group is led by a fully qualified river guide and an assistant who sets up camps and prepares meals. Canoeing parties start off early morning after tea/coffee and biscuits to make the most of the cool time of the day. Breakfast is taken around 08h30 and lunch is planned at approximately 13h00 under the shade of a tree. After a short rest through the midday heat canoeing continues arriving at camp early evening.
On day three, after a mornings canoeing, clients are transferred back to Kariba arriving at approximately 15h00.
Kariba Gorge Trails are operational all year round.
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