Comic Relief Hell And High Water On The Zambezi

25th January 2013

As was announced on the Greg James show on Radio One, he’ll be joined by Dara O’Briain, Jack Dee, Philips Idowu, Mel C and Chelsee Healey for a trip down the Zambezi River to fund raise for Comic Relief. Due to the high water levels experienced at this time of the year, the participants will be mainly running the Upper Zambezi, above Victoria Falls from Sekoma Island to Livingstone Island and finishing off with a high water rafting run from Rapid 10-25. This is how the 100km over 5 days will be made up.

Blasting Through The Mother On The Zambezi

Day 1: Sekoma Island to Nan Pen Island

Day 2: Nan Pen Island to Siandunda

Day 3: Siandunda to Thorntree

Day 4: Thorntree to Livingstone Island

Day 5: Rapid 10 – 25

On the upper river the main threat to the celebrities will be hippos and crocs plus fatigue. The weather at this time of the year is hot and wet, and they’ll want to mind those rash’s! On the lower river, the celebrities will tackle big water rapids such as The Mother and The Washing Machine and Oblivion. What a great cause this is for and lets get behind the team and raise as much as we can.

If you’d like to take part in a Zambezi Challenge of your own, we provide the rafting on the Zambezi for charity professionals, Global Adventure Challenge. They run a 6 day trip to the Zambezi, where you’ll get to run all the major rapids (from August – November) and fundraise for your own special charity. Bring on the Zambezi!

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.


Recent posts

Why Family Adventures Are More Important Now Than Ever


It’s been quite a year or so, hasn’t it? In my view as a parent, these past months have been so impactful on children’s state of mind that I felt obliged to share my perspective. I lead a privileged life, where in normal times I get to travel with my kids to far flung and […]

How It Feels To Run Your First Company Rafting Trip After 14 Months


We have become extremely accomplished at thumb twiddling, learning how to stay positive about the future of travel (even when we were not so sure about it ourselves!). We’ve been trying to reduce and streamline costs, while at the same time trying to look after local guides who have had no income. It is like […]

Plan Your Upcoming Adventure Now With Our Traffic Light System


Let’s face it, there is a huge desire to travel again after spending most of our winter in our homes. Despite how comfy our sofa and kitchen are, the desire to travel to amazing places will never lose its appeal to folks who love to experience new cultures. If you have visited any of our […]