White water rafting trips in Victoria Falls

Don't limit yourself to just a full day outing, explore the Zambezi River for an overnight, 2.5, 3 day or even 5 day trip!

3 day trip

4 options available from €236

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From€647
2-3 days
Occasionally sporty
From 15 years-old and up

Practical information

Meals
Breakfast
Full English breakfast including eggs, bacon, tomatoes, sausage, baked beans, toast, jam with tea and coffee.

Lunch
These may change slightly but they will be similar to the below options:
• Chicken pieces, potato salad and green salad and bread or rolls
• Cold meat, rolls and salad and bread or rolls
• Mini meatballs in sauce, pasta and green salad and bread or rolls
• Steak, potato salad and green salad and bread or rolls
• Cottage pie with coleslaw salad and bread or rolls
• Beef lasagna with green salad and bread or rolls

Dinner
These may vary but will be similar to the below options:
• Rice, chicken curry and green salad with bread or rolls and dessert of ice cream
• Spaghetti bolognaise with cheese, green salad and dessert of pancakes and cinnamon sugar
• Steak/chops and chips with green salad or vegetables. Dessert of trifle
• Fish (bream or hake fillet) with mashed potato and green salad plus tartar sauce. Dessert of fruit crepes with syrup
• Braaii over the fire including boerwores, steak or chicken (two meats), baked potatoes, green salad, garlic bread. Dessert of fruit salad
• Beef kebabs, potato salad, coleslaw and bread or Rolls. Dessert of choc bananas

Course of events

The camp sites may change due to movement of beaches/camp sites

Day 1
Full day of rafting as usual one day low water rafting trip and camping below rapid 23, at our overnight camp.

Day 2
From hereafter the flat stretches between rapids becomes longer. Your first rapid is ‘Open Season’. You'll then continue through ‘The Narrows’ after which you'll have lunch. After lunch you'll head down the river through ‘Chimamba’ and “Upper Mowemba” to your overnight campsite just below “Upper Mowemba”.

Day 3
After enjoying a full English breakfast, you'll continue rafting. This section is mainly very flat with one small rapid at the entry to the portage stopping point just above “the Dam site rapids”. You'll then portage “The Dam Site rapids” and get back into the rafts to continue on the flat water to your final rapid of the day being “Ghost Rider”. Here you'll stop and scout the rapid before running it, this rapid is truly the best rapid to finish your trip with as it is the largest set of waves on the Zambezi River.
After rafting through this rapid, everyone stops on the right hand side of the river where 2 alternatives are on offer (and needs to be pre-booked accordingly):

1. You can walk out of the gorge, it is not a hard climb but it is a relatively long walk, at the top of the gorge the truck will be waiting with beers and soft drinks to welcome you. Again drinks are limited. Once all the equipment is up, you'll board the vehicle and head for home. The drive back to town is 62km, with the first 12km being very slow, thereafter it is a secondary road all the way home finishing off with the last 13km of tar and will take about 3 hours maximum.

2. You can fly by helicopter, out of the gorge over the Falls and back to Victoria Falls town. In this scenario, you can relax enjoying drinks and snacks whilst you wait for the helicopter to arrive. When it arrives, you are required to climb on immediately and then go on to enjoy a flight over the gorges and finally over the Victoria Falls before landing at the Heli pad in Vic Falls.

All clients are transferred back to The Adventure Lodge to collect their valuables and any other items left behind, before going on to their hotels. Clients on the helicopter will only receive their bags from the trip later that evening as they will come back by road.

Special terms

The price doesn't include the $10 fee per person to access the park.

Raft and camping trips include:
- All meals, soft drinks, orange juice (cordial), water as well as small amount of beers and wines. However due to the longevity of the trip these are not bottomless supplies. Should clients have a preferred alcohol, they may supply these themselves, or if clients want more this can easily be arranged for a small fee.
- Sleeping bags - if required, however it is recommended that clients bring their own.

Meeting point:
You will be picked up at your accommodation anywhere in the Victoria Falls area Zimbabwe, NOT Zambia
Spoken languages:English
Included
  • All meals
  • Guides and safety kayakers
  • All rafting and camping equipment
  • First aid kit
  • Satellite phone
Excluded
  • Park fees: 10$ pp
Do not forget to bring
  • Sleeping bags
  • Shorts and t-shirts (quick drying)
  • Swimming costume/shorts
  • Shoes you wouldn't getting wet
  • Headlamp
  • Towel
  • Tracksuit
  • Cap/hat
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries
  • Cameras