Tour code: 6154CANOE

Paddle the Zambezi River on a 5-hour kayak safari with transport from Livingstone, and see two of Africa’s iconic national parks from the water. Watch for elephants and hippos as you navigate the gentle current alongside your guide, and drift beneath flocks of colorful birds. Enjoy the group’s gentle pace on a stretch of river that’s suitable for all experience levels, and take in the remarkable scenery as you bask in the African sunshine. 


  • 5-hour Zambezi River kayaking experience
  • Enjoy a hot drink plus a bacon and egg roll while listening to a safety briefing
  • Paddle through the gentle waters of the upper Zambezi River in a double kayak
  • Look out for elephants, colorful birdlife, buffaloes and more
  • Relax with a hotel pickup and drop-off from Livingstone

What You Can Expect

Kayak Safari on the Zambezi River with Transport from Livingstone

Gaze at the wildlife of the Zambezi River on a kayak safari!

Hop inside your minibus at your hotel in Livingstone and travel the short journey to the banks of the upper Zambezi River. As you meet your instructor and put on your life jacket, help yourself to a hot drink as well as a bacon and egg roll to set you up for your morning’s adventure on the river. Then, listen to a comprehensive safety briefing and paddle away from shore in your double kayak.

Keeping close to the bush-clad shoreline, paddle along and admire the wildlife-rich scenery of the two national parks that straddle the famous river. Framed by Victoria Falls National Park on the Zimbabwe side and Zambezi National Park on the Zambia side, the majestic ribbon of water provides a source of food and drink for both of the parks’ animals, including elephants, buffaloes, hippos and more. Enjoy close-up views of colorful flocks of birds flying between the kigelia trees and elephants ripping up the foliage with their trunks.

Besides taking in the incredible wildlife surrounding you, hear tips to improve your paddling technique and get the most out of your time on the Zambezi River. The upper stretch of the river is generally quite calm with ‘grade II’–listed currents, but your instructor will stay close to your group throughout your experience, for any assistance you need.

After roughly 2 hours on the river, return to the riverbank, step back onto dry land and then hand your equipment back. Your experience finishes back in Livingstone after a hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

Szilvia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It's an unforgettable experience to be in a kayak on the River with hippos and crocodiles. The organizers came to our lodge and took us to the river. We had the necessary equipments and coffee in the morning, it was good. After it, we received a summary about how to do it and when we finished, we had lunch. The program was perfectly organized and it was not a problem that we were not experts in kayaking.
I recommend it!

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