If you’d like to treat yourself to an amazing African adventure, this trip is as good as it gets. Experience Livingstone Island (Devils pool) activities in Livingstone, a wonderful 2 day canoe trip, raft the world’s premier whitewater river for 4 days, fly back from the river by helicopter, stay in the recently acclaimed David Livingstone Safari Lodge and then take a luxury trip on safari to the spectacular Elephant Valley Lodge in the heart of Chobe National Park. Whilst on the river trip, you’ll be treated to wonderful food, world class campsites and some of the biggest and best whitewater in the world. This adventure offers a world class African Adventure. Other adventures in this destination include The Zambezi Blast with safari to Botswana, the multi active Zambezi Ultimate Adventure and the classic seven day journey on the Mighty Zambezi.

6 nights
5 nights
What You Will Be Up To!
  • Day 1

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    You’ll be met by your Trip Leader, who’ll take you to your hotel to relax and unwind from your flight. We'll get you in the mood for the trip with a stunning trip to Livingstone Island and a swim in the Devils Pool.

    Included: Dinner and Livingstone Island.

    Day 2

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    This morning, you get to choose between a cheetah or lion encounter, or take a ride on an elephant. Back at the hotel, your trip leader will give you a rundown on your upcoming canoe safari.

    Included: All Meals, plus one morning activity.

    Day 3

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    We drive to the start point of our canoeing trip where you'll be outfitted with gear and given tuition in paddling your boat under the expert guidance of our team. Stunning overnight campsite.

    Included: All meals.

    Day 4

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    After a gorgeous riverside breakfast, complete with birdsong, we'll embark on some more rapids today. Your canoes take two people and by this stage, you'll be paddling like pro's! Evening meal on the banks of the Mighty Zambezi.

    Included: All meals.

  • Day 5

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    Breakfast riverside before we depart and are treated to yet more stunning rapids and canoeing before reaching our scenic riverside lunch spot. We take a sunset cruise on the Upper Zambezi and have dinner at David Livingstone Safari Lodge where your trip leader gives you a rundown on the next 4 days rafting on the Zambezi River.

    Included: All meals and sunset cruise.

    Day 6

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    Time to get excited. You are about to embark on the world's best section of whitewater in the world. Our river team will give you a full safety talk and paddle instructions before we tackle rapids such as Stairway to Heaven, Gullivers Travels and Oblivion before we reach our camp for the next 2 nights, Bobo Beach. The team will prepare sundowners and a sumptuous dinner.

    Included: All meals.

    Day 7

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    We depart early to head back to the Boiling Pot for some more rafting. If you enjoyed yesterday, you'll love it more knowing what is coming up! We'll enjoy breakfast in the Boiling Pot, under the falls, simply the most amazing place to view Victoria Falls. We'll arrive back at camp in good time for snacks and dinner.

    Included: All meals.

    Day 8

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    Amazing sights of Fish Eagles amidst other great rapids, Open Season, the Narrows and one of our favourites, Upper Moemba! This is a great adrenaline rush to end the day. We'll hike down to Lower Moemba for wine and cheese over looking the falls.

    Included: All meals

    Day 9

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    We portage the rafts around Lower Moemba. At Chabango Falls we leave our gear raft and portage the rafts and kayaks and run the amazing rapid, Ghostrider! Our helicopter will be waiting and will give you an amazing 20 minute flight through the gorge, as well as a flight over the the spectacular Victoria Falls. We overnight in a hotel and enjoy dinner together, reflecting on a great river trip.

    Included: All meals

  • Day 10

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    Breakfast at your hotel and a short transfer by paved road to Chobe National Park in Botswana for your safari, staying at Elephant Valley Lodge.

    Included: All meals

    Day 11

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    Chobe National Park is famous for its huge herds of elephants as well as antelope , hippos, baboons, leopard and Africa's symbol of strength, the lion.

    Included: All meals

    Day 12

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    After a game drive and wholesome breakfast we return to Livingstone Airport in Zambia for our flight home.

    Included: Breakfast

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Dates & Prices

In order to give you increased flexibility for your holiday please call our UK or US office's for advice on who to book your flights with. Alternatively, why not use your frequent flyer miles for your adventure? There are many options for your flight to Johannesburg with Virgin, Lufthansa, South African or Etihad. Fewer options exist between Johannesburg and Livingstone. This sector you can buy flights with South African or BA. We also suggest checking on Travel Supermarket for good deals. Please ensure you DO NOT book your flights until your trip is CONFIRMED.
We have price and departure information about the following trips in Zambia (river prices only - flights not included).

In order to secure your place you can pay just your deposit now of £750 per person (USD$1000 for U.S. customers). The remainder isn't due until 120 days before your trip.

Please note that prices shown in Euros and USD are indicative only, as they fluctuate. The actual rate payable is always GBP only.

Luxury Adventure Travel - Canoe & Raft The Zambezi & Botswana Safari

Sunday 10 September 2017 - Thursday 21 September 2017
12 days
GBP £ 3950
Euro € 4095
USD $ 4895
Sunday 17 September 2017 - Thursday 28 September 2017
12 days
GBP £ 3950
Euro € 4095
USD $ 4895
Sunday 9 September 2018 - Thursday 20 September 2018
12 days
GBP £3950
Euro € 4095
USD $ 4995

What You Should Bring

We find most of our clients have in their posession already what is needed for a river journey. We have broken down here the items into what you'll need on the river and in camp. An equipment list of what you will require for your adventure will be sent to you prior to your departure.

River Wear (rafting and canoeing):

  • A pair of Chacos / Keens or similar sandals. (Sandals with a closed toe are ideal)
  • 2 pairs of river shorts (longer leg length) shorts can be purchased from our online Water Shop.
  • 2 Swimming costumes or bikinis for ladies.
  • 2 rash vests (not cotton) or long sleeved top to wear under your personal flotation device.
  • A baseball cap for under the helmet to keep sun off – can be purchased from our online Water Shop.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Chums for fastening your sunglasses to your head – can be purchased on line or from your river crew.
  • 1 Litre Nalgene / Sigg or similar water bottle.
  • Carabiner for fastening water bottle to your boat.
  • Waterproof camera such as GoPro for the ‘action’ shots
  • Waterproof sunscreen and lip balm SPF30 minimum.

 

Around Camp:

  • Lightweight  neutral coloured long trousers.
  • Lightweight tops - long sleeved shirt or t shirt.
  • 1 pair of Shorts.
  • Fleece jumper / sweatshirt.
  • Sarong.
  • Wide brimmed sun hat.
  • Underwear.
  • A 4-season sleeping bag for August departures, 3-season sleeping bag for September onwards. (Can be hired in advance)
  • Travel Pillow.
  • Light weight down jacket for August departures.
  • Flip flops for wearing around camp.
  • Thermal top and bottoms. (Good to sleep in)

 You do not need to bring tents + sleeping mats.

We provide personal flotation jackets, leg floats and helmets.

On Safari:

  • 1 pair of light weight neutral coloured trousers
  • 1 long sleeved top or t shirt neutral coloured.
  • Fleece or jumper.
  • T shirt and shorts for day wear.
  • Light weight down jacket for August departures.
  • Wide brimmed sun hat.

 

Personal items:

  • Glasses or Contact lenses. Disposable lenses are ideal.
  • Toiletries. Toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap and shampoo.
  • Forget the cosmetics and hair dryer! But we do suggest moisturizer.
  • Hand wipes and a small bottle of hand sanitiser.
  • Small pack towel.
  • Headlamp or head torch with spare batteries.
  • Any medication you may be taking.
  • Anti malarial medication.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Blister plasters.

Optional:

  • Your favourite book/kindle or a journal for recording your river memories.
  • Sketchpad.
  • Binoculars.
  • Photographic or video equipment. We recommend a cleaning kit as sand gets everywhere.
  • Spare memory card.
  • Solar or portable charger.
  • Zip lock bags to keep valuables dry and sand free.
  • Rehydration tablets (Phizz, Nuun and O.R.S are easily available)
  • The only money that you need to bring is for meals in town, souvenirs, DVD, personal items, gratuities and the beer kitty for the raft trip if you drink.
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