It can be hard when you first go on a rafting holiday to get to grips with what the guides are talking about! So here are a few of the essentials to ensure you’ll know exactly what they are talking about and sound like a “riverguru” by the time you come back home. Put In: The place where you launch the rafts into the river. Guide will give a safety talk before you start rafting and give you paddle instructions. Take Out: The end of the river trip, where the rafts get taken out of the river and plenty of good stories are told. From here you will get transport back to town. Current: Any reference to moving water Eddy: Water moving back upstream caused by a rock or obstacle of some sort. This is the ideal place to stop river craft. Eddy Fence: The water between the current moving downstream and the eddy. Hole: A river feature where water flows over a rock or obstacle in the river, drops down in the river, flows downstream and then back towards the falling water. Wave/Lateral: This is caused by a constriction of flow (river narrowing) or off an obstacle. Waves on … Continue reading
So, lets face it. Plenty of people will be glued to the television over the next 4 weeks watching the Football World Cup in South Africa. Water By Nature is offering a discount on selected trips on the Zambezi River. You just need to get your deposit in before 25th June 2010 along with your chosen team and we will give you £25 off for every game that they win along with an additional £50 if they win the famous Golden Trophy. The offer is valid on Zambezi Blast, Mighty Zambezi and Zambezi Ultimate Adventure trips on selected dates, so go on, who will you support? England, USA, Argentina, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Brazil or Australia. Make that football match, just that little bit more exciting! Who needs a PENALTY SHOOTOUT!