Celebrate In Style On The Zambezi River

9th November 2013

We frequently have guests who decide to join a trip based on a birthday celebration or even occasionally we have people celebrating anniversaries. We were fortunate enough to have 2 wonderful couples join us recently on the Zambezi for the same reason, their honeymoons. Both couples added to their experiences by going on safari to Chobe National Park to the gorgeous Elephant Valley Lodge, and taking a trip out to the Devils Pool, on Livingstone Island, for some utterly memorable photos!

Tom and Anique enjoy a bottle of "bubbly" on the banks of the Zambezi

Tom and Anique enjoy a bottle of “bubbly” on the banks of the Zambezi

Although both couples joined the same trip celebrating the same occasion, Anique and Tom were from the Netherlands in their late 20’s whilst Pat and Steven from the UK were in their 70’s and celebrating their FIRST rafting trip. When I met Pat and Stephen at a Travel Expo, Pat asked ” What is the best river to raft?” May answer naturally was the Zambezi. “Could I do it she enquired?” Of course was my response. Not only did they conquer 4 days of the wildest rapids on the Mighty Zambezi (without flipping or swimming) they flew back to their hotel by helicopter and took in as many extra activities as they could. We helped both couples celebrate with a bottle of Champagne each and over looking the amazing Lower Moemba, they enjoyed Wine and Cheese as sundowners on the penultimate day of their river trip.

Steve and Pat celebrating in style on the Zambezi

Steve and Pat celebrating in style on the Zambezi

No matter what you have to celebrate, celebrations on the river, are far more FUN!

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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