As featured on ITV2 Celebrity Adrenaline Junkie with Jack Osbourne and Elijah Wood, this is the trip for those who want to experience the best of the best in their week's holiday. We run this shorter rafting holiday for those wanting all the biggest and best rapids on the Zambezi River, plus some wonderful game viewing safari in Chobe National Park in Botswana. In addition to warm water rafting, you will experience expansive beach campsites, wonderful wildlife and a spectacular helicopter flight over Victoria Falls - read on as Africa delivers a feast...
Other trips similar to this you may be interested in, are our Mighty Zambezi 7 day trip, Zambezi Ultimate Adventure or our African Odyssey.

4 nights
3 nights
What You Will Be Up To!
  • Day 1

    Flyingsleepingelephant

    Arrive into Livingstone where you'll be met by your Trip Leader and taken to the David Livingstone Safari Lodge. Late afternoon we will embark on a sunset cruise on the gorgeous Upper Zambezi, before returning to our hotel.

    Not included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 2

    campingrafting

    After a thorough safety talk and paddle instructions, we will start rafting from underneath Victoria Falls, ( not above as we do get asked ) one of "The Seven Wonders of the Natural World". Today we will challenge rapids such as Star Trek, Stairway to Heaven and Devils Toilet Bowl.... are just a few.

    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

    raftingsleepinghelicopter

    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 go out for dinner together, reflecting on a great day.

    Included: All meals

    Day 6

    campingdrivingelephant

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

    Included: All meals

    Day 7

    campingdrivingelephant

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

    Included: All meals

    Day 8

    drivingFlying

    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

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 Euros and USD are indicative only, as they fluctuate. The actual rate payable is always GBP only.

Rafting and Safari - The Zambezi Blast

Saturday 29 Jul 2017 - Saturday 5 August 2017
8 days
GBP £ 2395
Euro € 2850
USD $3525
Sunday 30 July 2017 - Sunday 6 August 2017
8 days
GBP £ 2395
Euro € 2850
USD $3525
Saturday 12 August 2017 - Saturday 19 August 2017
8 days
GBP £ 2395
Euro € 2850
USD $3525
Sunday 13 August 2017 - Sunday 20 August 2017
8 days
GBP £ 2395
Euro € 2850
USD $3525
Saturday 26 August 2017 - Saturday 2 September 2017
8 days
GBP £ 2395
Euro € 2850
USD $3525
Sunday 27 August 2017 - Sunday 3 September 2017
8 days
FULL
FULL
FULL
Saturday 2 September 2017 - Saturday 9 September 2017
8 days
GBP £ 2395
Euro € 2850
USD $3525
Sunday 3 September 2017 - Sunday 10 September 2017
8 days
GBP £ 2395
Euro € 2850
USD $ 3525
Saturday 9 September 2017 - Saturday 16 September 2017
8 days
GBP£ 2395
Euro € 2850
USD $3525
Sunday 10 September 2017 - Sunday 17 September 2017
8 days
GBP £ 2395
Euro € 2850
USD $3525
Saturday 16 September 2017 - Saturday 23 September 2017
8 days
FULL
FULL
FULL
Sunday 17 September 2017 - Sunday 24 September 2017
8 days
GBP £ 2395
Euro € 2850
USD $3525
Saturday 30 September 2017 - Saturday 7 October 2017
8 days
GBP £ 2395
Euro € 2850
USD $3525
Sunday 1 October 2017 - Sunday 8 October 2017
8 days
GBP £ 2395
Euro € 2850
USD $3525
Sunday 22 October 2017 - Sunday 29 October 2017
8 days
GBP £ 2395
Euro € 2850
USD $3525
Sunday 29 October 2017 - Sunday 5 November 2017
8 days
GBP £ 2395
Euro € 2850
USD $3525

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 Fashion:

River Wear:

  • A pair of Chacos / Keens or similar sandals. (Sandals with a closed toe are ideal)
  • A pair of river shorts (longer leg length) shorts can be purchased from our online Water Shop.
  • A Swimming costume or bikini for ladies.
  • A rash vest (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:

  • 2 Lightweight  neutral coloured long trousers.
  • 2 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.

You do not need to bring tents and sleeping mats. A double entry visa can be obtained on arrival into Livingstone for $80. 

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