Hamish McMaster, Water By Nature owner and river lover, reflects on why you shouldn’t be concerned about many of the myths surrounding the Mighty Zambezi River.
I can still clearly remember the moment I got the call. I was working it Switzerland, but dropped what I was doing when they told me that I had got a job on the Mighty Zambezi. The Zambezi! Excited was not the word to describe it. It was so much more.
More than 25 years later, I still head to this iconic and world class river every year to row a gear raft and bask in the environment that this amazing gorge brings. I still love it, just as much as my first trip. We do hear a great deal of ‘myths’ attached to this trip though, so let’s put a few of them straight.
We have heard plenty more too, like there are loads of bugs (actually NONE on the river) or that you’ll get eaten by a crocodile (never happened before and highly unlikely).
Our advice: if you haven’t done the Zambezi yet, get out there and do it soon before the Batoka Gorge dam is built and the river is gone forever.
by Hamish McMaster
Hamish McMaster is the Water By Nature owner. He has spent the past 25 years exploring and playing on the world's great rivers. He still loves nothing more than getting out there and sharing adventures.
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