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What Is Your Real Job? I’m A River Guide.

Hamish McMaster


This is a fairly comical question almost every river guide is asked. In actual fact whilst working in Switzerland, it was a question I was asked on a daily basis. I guess it seemed strange to the Swiss that somebody might spend their life guiding people down the world’s best rivers. So what is it, […]

Zambezi Rapids Explained. Scary or Fun & Fluffy?

Hamish McMaster


If you don’t know your ‘Stairway to Heaven’ from your ‘Creamy White Buttocks’, this we hope will give you a rundown on the Zambezi whitewater rafting rapids featured on a multi day trip to Ghostrider in the low water season, when the rapids are at their biggest from August until November. The Zambezi Rapids were […]

15 Bucket List Rivers & Adventure Trips for 2015

Hamish McMaster


With another fun filled year upon us, what are the must do adventure trips for 2015? Here are our ‘bucket list’ (in no particular order) of wonderful trips for the New Year. 1. The Zambezi: Big, fluffy and FUN: Far from being the scary massive river you see on Youtube videos, a trip on the […]

Just What Makes A Good Guide, Great?

Hamish McMaster


The essence to a great river trip are the guides who accompany you on your adventure. Many times guides are asked, “so, what’s your real job”? Many have chosen to make guiding a career, where their skills always involves wonderful river guiding skills, it is what lies beneath these fascinating characters, that makes them special. […]

Zambezi Highlights As Rated By You – Our Guests

Hamish McMaster


We can write as much as we like about just how special Zambezi rafting trips are, but the only opinion that matters is that of you, our guests. Based on our feedback from surveys conducted this year, the favourite aspects of their Zambezi Rafting Holidays are (in no particular order) 1. Wine and Cheese Night […]

Rio Futaleufu – Whitewater Rafting & “Glamping” At It’s Best

Hamish McMaster


With the onset of autumn in full swing, many of us look for a break from the long hard winter with an adventure in warmer climates in the Southern Hemisphere. Embarking on a trip to Chile and Argentina on the Rio Futaleufu (pronounced foo-tah-lay-oh-foo) must just be your thing, especially if you love your home […]

Five Pieces Of Essential Gear For Your Rafting Holiday

Hamish McMaster


We all love our home comforts when we travel. No matter whether you are heading off with your family for a rafting adventure to Morocco, or you are some friends off to challenge the Zambezi River, here are a few of our suggestions to make that trip a little more comfortable and rewarding. 1. Go […]

Local Cuisine – Give It A Try!

Hamish McMaster


Traveling gives us a wonderful opportunity to experience new rivers, new cultures and new foods. One of the parts we enjoy so much about doing such a vast array or destinations is the variety of excellent local food on offer. Many people have anxiety about trying local food due to worries about hygiene and potential […]

Adventure Travel Show – Chat About Rafting

Hamish McMaster


With the new year upon us, it is the time to start planning your 2014 adventure. If doing a white water rafting trip is on your bucket list, it may well be worth coming and chatting to the team at the Daily Telegraph Adventure Travel Show in London on the 25th and 26th January at […]