Not many conversations about kayaking go very far without mention of the Mighty Zambezi. What many people don't realise is that the vast majority of the trip is Class 3 with the odd Class 4... and it's all warm water! This makes it attainable to most paddlers with a solid roll. In order that you will get the most from your time on the river we have designed a trip where your skills will improve as the trip progresses, finishing with a stunning multi-day trip and a spectacular helicopter flight back to town. This is your chance to paddle the rapids made famous by top international paddlers, all under the expert tuition of world class instructors.

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

    Flyingsleepingelephant

    Arrive into Livingstone. We transfer you to your hotel and then it's off for a sunset cruise on the upper Zambezi. Enjoy your sundowners whilst watching hippos and elephants on the riverbanks.

    Not included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Day 2

    sleepingkayak

    The first day of whitewater on the Zambezi. We drive to the top of the batoka gorge and walk in at rapid 10. A chance to paddle the lower section of the river up to Rapid 21. Trips are timed to give you the best chance at surfing the world class 12B! Overnight at our hotel.

    Included: All meals

    Day 3

    campingkayak

    We have a hearty breakfast and head to today's put in right beneath Victoria Falls. We enjoy a lunch together beneath the falls before taking on some of the best rapids on the planet! Stairway to Heaven, Devils Toilet Bowl and The Midnight Diner are just a few. We reach our first night camp.

    Included: All meals

    Day 4

    campingkayak

    We now have our gear raft with all provisions for the rest of the trip. We put on at rapid 10 to run the section we ran on our first day, stopping to enjoy another surf at 12B. A chance to play up for the videograher, who accompanies all our trips. Later in the day, a chance to run Oblivion!

    Included: All meals

  • Day 5

    campingkayak

    Today we make an early start to head down to Closed and Open season. Today has some brilliant rapids with Narrows One through to Four, Chamamba and Upper Moemba. We camp at surely one of the best river campsites in the world.

    Included: All meals

    Day 6

    sleepinghelicopterkayak

    We walk our first rapid, the Class 6 Lower Moemba before heading down to the damsite and the best rapid on the entire Zambezi, Ghostrider. Here we are met by our helicopter with lunch and ice cold drinks and we fly back to our lodge high above number 17 on the Zambezi.

    Included: All meals

    Day 7

    sleeping

    Transfer into town and a chance to check out a few more of the activities available in the Falls. Microlight flights, bungy jumping, gorge swinging, abseiling, the list is endless.

    Included: Breakfast

    Day 8

    drivingsleepingkayak

    Today, we have a BLAST! All the best rapids in one day as a finale to your trip. Paddle from Number One (The Wall) to Number 18 (Oblivion) and paddle what is arguably the best day run of kayaking anywhere in the world. We have a post trip meal in town.

    Included: Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 9

    Flight_Up

    Transfer back to Livingstone airport for your flight back 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 £300 per person. 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.

Kayaking - The Zambezi Dream

Saturday 2 September 2017 - Sunday 10 September 2017
9 days
GBP £1835
Euro € 1985
USD $ 2235
Friday 8 September 2017 - Saturday 16 September 2017
9 days
GBP £1835
Euro € 1985
USD $ 2235
Saturday 9 September 2017 - Sunday 17 September 2017
9 days
GBP £1835
Euro € 1985
USD $ 2235
Friday 15 September 2017 - Saturday 23 September 2017
9 days
GBP £1835
Euro € 1985
USD $ 2235
Saturday 16 September 2017 - Sunday 24 September 2017
9 days
GBP £1835
Euro € 1985
USD $ 2235
Friday 29 September 2017 - Saturday 7 October 2017
9 days
GBP £1835
Euro € 1985
USD $ 2235
Saturday 30 September 2017 - Sunday 8 October 2017
9 days
GBP £1835
Euro € 1985
USD $ 2235
Saturday 21 October 2017 - Sunday 29 October 2017
9 days
GBP £1835
Euro € 1985
USD $ 2235
Saturday 28 October 2017 - Sunday 5 November 2017
9 days
GBP £1835
Euro € 1985
USD $ 2235

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 Fashion:

  • A pair of Chacos, Keens or similar open sandals.
  • A pair of River shorts or swimming costume.
  • Long sleeved business shirt to wear under your life jacket in hot destinations.
  • A baseball cap for under the helmet to keep sun off - can be purchased from our river crew
  • Wide brimmed sunhat - can be purchased form our river crew
  • Sunglasses.
  • Chums for fastening your sunglasses to your head - ca be purchased from our Water Shop
  • Nalgene or similar water bottle - can be purchased from our Water Shop
  • Carabiner for fastening water bottle to your boat.
  • Thermal Top for cooler evenings. Medium weight - Heavyweight Capilene or polypropylene is the best.
  • Waterproof sunscreen and lip balm SPF15 minimum.
  • Personal kayaking gear - you are welcome bring your own paddle, helmet, spray deck and pfd (under 2 years old)

For evenings and around camp

  • 2 x Lightweight long trousers.
  • 2 x Lightweight Long Sleeved shirt.
  • Fleece jacket for evenings
  • Light weight down jacket - early mornings and evenings can be cool until the sun comes up
  • Ladies should bring a long skirt or sarong to cover your legs whilst in the company of locals.
  • Underwear.
  • 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 hand sanitizer
  • A 3-season sleeping bag. (4 Season for August departures)
  • Travel Pillow.
  • Small pack towel.
  • Headlamp or head torch and spare batteries.
  • Shoes or boots for wearing around camp and on hikes.
  • Insect Repellent.
  • Any medication you may be taking.

Optional Items

  • Your favourite book or a journal for recording your river memories.
  • Sketchpad.
  • Photographic or video equipment. On most expeditions we provide a waterproof pelicase for these items. We recommend a cleaning kit as sand gets everywhere. Bring a spare memory card or plenty of film. Also bring spare batteries for your camera.
  • Waterproof disposable camera for the "action" on the raft shots.
  • An extra bag to bring back a wooden hippo, a carpet,  or anything else you may purchase on your holiday!
  • A few zip lock bags to keep valuables water and sand free.

Personal Spending

  • The only money that you need to bring is for meals in town, souvenirs, DVD, personal items and the beer kitty for the raft trip if you drink. Please remember that many of the countries we visit do offer Credit Card and ATM facilities and for a small charge you can withdraw cash either from your account or Credit Card for convenience.
  • If you wish to pass on a gratuity to your guide we leave this entirely up to you.
  • Basically, we advise you to keep things as light as possible, without skimping on the necessities. It is great to bring back a load of goodies for everybody back at home.

You do NOT need to bring

  • Tents, sleeping mats.
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