Full day canoeing excursion on the Upper Zambezi

full day
Occasionally sporty
From 7 years-old and up
From€153

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7 hour excursion
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The canoeing trail operates above the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe on the stretch of the Zambezi River, between Siansimba Islands and the National Park entrance, running along the banks of the Zambezi National Park.

The canoeing trail operates above the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe on the stretch of the Zambezi River, between Siansimba Islands and the National Park entrance, running along the banks of the Zambezi National Park.

This section of the river is quite unlike the better-known section below Lake Kariba. The Upper Zambezi has numerous heavily wooded islands, which are dissected by channels that may be several kilometres in length and vary in width from one to twenty metres. The vegetation predominately consists of ebonies, waterberries, palms and a tremendous variety of acacia and albizia. The rapids are small and at their peak are only classed as grade two, which is the second easiest grade.

The canoe trail passes along the banks of the Zambezi National Park, where clients have a good opportunity of viewing various species of animals, such as elephants, buffaloes, impala, kudu, hippo, crocodile etc. The birdlife is prolific with at least 50 common species of bird that can be seen from your canoe.

The Upper Zambezi River is regarded as free flow, as a dam cannot control the water flow and as such the water is subject to seasonal variation. Floods begin in November and normally peak in April/May. Therefore, throughout the season the route varies as new channels open with the rise in water level.

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