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Whitewater Rafting on the Zambezi River from Victoria Falls

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iconOffered in: English
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Experience one of Southern Africa's biggest thrills with this whitewater rafting trip on the Zambezi River. Navigate the rushing waves of 19 Level 4 and 5 rapids, covering some 23km in a seriously strong raft. This adrenaline pumping adventure will surely be one of your most memorable African moments.  Your journey kicks off at the famous Boiling Point, directly under the Victoria Falls. You'll paddle through the Botoka Gorge, through stunning natural landscapes and over rocky water ledges. Your expert guide will assist you in ensuring a safe passage, and water levels, which change with the seasons, determine whether you go high or low on the rapids. If levels are low, rafting may not be available in April and May.
  • Whitewater Rafting on the Zambezi River
  • Experience once of Southern Africa's biggest thrills
  • Navigate 19 rapids with the help of an expert guide
  • Round-trip hotel transport, lunch and safety equipment included
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Bottled water
Lunch
Round-trip shared transfer
National Park Fees $10.
DVD (available to purchase)
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North Province

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your friendly driver will collect you from your Victoria Falls hotel in the early morning and transport you to the park. After an important safety briefing you'll hike down to the notorious Boiling Point to meet your guides. Lifejackets, helmets and other safety supplies are provided and your expert guide will ensure the boat is balanced before your epic journey over level 4 and 5 rapids begins. Low water season, when rapids are most intense, is typically between August and December, while high water season occurs between January and March and then again in June and July. Check in advance during April and May to ensure rafting is still taking place if water levels have fallen.

You'll hammer your way through notorious rapids with terrifying names like "The Overland Truck-eater" and "Gnashing Jaws of Death." You will not only be enjoying the adrenaline pumping thrill of this exceptional activity, you will also marvel at the stark, sheer beauty and tranquility of the breathtaking Batoka gorge. 

Upon arrival at your end point, you'll hike with your guide to the top of the gorge and enjoy cold beers, BBQ and fresh fruit. The tour concludes with a slideshow of the day at Shearwater Cafe, followed by a return trip to your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Zambezi River
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Shearwater Victoria Falls - Day Trips
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Shearwater Victoria Falls - Whitewater Rafting
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Lunch, cold beers and soft drinks are served at the end of the trip at the top of the gorge.
  • Rafting is done in 8-man inflatable rafts captained by an experienced qualified river guide. All guides are First Aid qualified. You are going to get wet so please wear suitable clothing and footwear.
  • Cost of trip excludes National Park fees of USD 10 per person to be paid locally.
  • Videos and photos are taken of all rafting trips and are made available for viewing and purchase.
  • The minimum age is 15 years but persons under the age of 18 years need to have signed authorisation from a parent or guardian.
  • OPERATED BY Shearwater Adventures (Pvt) Ltd

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Cancelled
Lene_S
, Mar 2020
Cancelled do to too much water. I have rafted in a lot worse so there was no need to cancel. Other companies did still raft
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Whitewater Rafting Incredible!
bconner180
, Jul 2019
Rafting on the Zambezi River was absolutely incredible. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and funny, and they make sure you have the time of your life. Totally worth every dollar spent!
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Absolutely brilliant trip with...
Denis M
, Jan 2018
Absolutely brilliant trip with Gideon and the team. We were well looked after and it is value for money! Be aware that the gorge climb is pretty steep but such an amazing time going through the rapids. Well worth it!
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The best and most challenging...
Demetrakis K
, Nov 2016
The best and most challenging activity I have ever done in my life. Highly recommend this to anyone. Staff were professional, friendly and helpful. Please note, that unless you are physically fit, I would not attempt this. It is demanding.
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