White water rafting on the Zambezi River. This is an absolute gem of a trip - featuring big white water, spectacular African scenery and warm sunny weather! One of the many highlights is bobbing around at the base of the magnificent Victoria Falls - definitely one of the more dramatic places on this planet to begin a 7 day river adventure. Your following days are spent challenging some of the most awesome rapids with names like 'Oblivion' and 'Stairway to Heaven' while your nights involve camping on expansive beaches of white sand, gin and tonic in hand listening to the noises of wild Africa. And after completing one of the most exhilarating adventures in the world, you can head off to sample the wildlife viewing that this region is famous for. A brilliant way to really top off your trip to Africa.

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

    Flyingsleepingelephant

    Arrive into Livingstone, sample the beauty of the Victoria Falls and then a chance of doing a sunset cruise on the gorgeous Upper Zambezi, before returning to our hotel.

    Not included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 2

    campingrafting

    We start the trip beneath one of the Seven Natural Wonders Of The World, Victoria Falls with lunch on our first day and take on some of the best rapids on the planet. Stairway to Heaven, Devils Toilet Bowl and Star Trek... are just a few before arriving at camp for snacks and cold drinks!

    Included: All meals

    Day 3

    campingrafting

    We load the rafts with all our food and equipment for the rest of the trip and take on exhilerating rapids such as Creamy White Buttocks, the Mother and OBLIVION!

    Included: All meals

    Day 4

    campingrafting

    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.

    Included: All meals

  • Day 5

    campingrafting

    We portage the rafts around Lower Moemba and the Chabango Falls, then load up again and run the amazing rapid, Ghostrider!

    Included: All meals

    Day 6

    campingkayak

    Yay! Its layover day! On a stunning remote sandy beach a chance to relax, swim or try your hand at kayaking!

    Included: All meals

    Day 7

    rafting

    A great mellow day to relax on more gentle water, take in a few waves and lie back and enjoy the scenery and wildlife.

    Included: All meals

    Day 8

    campingraftinghelicopter

    A gorgeous overnight camp gives rise to the gorge opening out and us rafting amongst hippos and crocs! We pack up the gear and take a spectacular 40 minute helicopter flight through part of the gorge and over the spectacular Victoria Falls arriving back to our lodge on the banks of the Zambezi. You have done one of the best river trips in the world.

    Included: All Meals

    Day 9

    Flight_Up

    A chance for some last minute shopping before your flight home.

    Included: Breakfast

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Flights to Livingstone, Zambia

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. Alternatively we have teamed up with GYT who can provide you with a competitive flight quote by filling out this form on the Water By Nature website. 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 £400 per person (USD$600 for U.S. customers). The remainder isn't due until 90 days before your trip.

Please note that prices shown in GBP & USD are payable. UK residents should pay in GBP and USA residents should pay in USD.

Rafting - The Mighty Zambezi

Saturday 5 August 2017 - Sunday 13 August 2017
9 days
GBP £ 2465
Euro € 3150
USD $ 3695
Saturday 19 August 2017 - Sunday 27 August 2017
9 days
GBP £ 2465
Euro € 3150
USD $ 3695
Saturday 23 September 2017 - Sunday 1 October 2017
9 days
GBP £ 2465
Euro € 3150
USD $ 3695
Saturday 7 October 2017 - Sunday 15 October 2017
9 days
GBP £ 2465
Euro € 3150
USD $ 3695

What You Should Bring

We find most of our clients have in their posession already what is needed for our river rafting expeditions. We have broken down here the items into what you'll need on the river and in camp. Each guest will get a drybag to use for the trip once in Livingstone. A short video on the size of this and how to pack your drybag can be viewed here. An equipment list of what you will require for your adventure will be sent to you prior to your departure along with your Water By Nature Travel Bag.

River Wear:

  • 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 tops 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:

  • 2 Lightweight  neutral coloured long trousers.
  • 2 Lightweight tops - long sleeved shirt or t shirt.
  • 2 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.

 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.

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.
  • If you wish to pass on a gratuity to your guide we leave this entirely up to you.

You do not need to bring tents and sleeping mats. A single entry visa can be obtained on arrival into Livingstone for $50. 

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