So if you have ticked off some of the big adventures around the world such as hiking up Kilimanjaro, hiking the Inca Trail, then make 2011 the year to raft the world’s premier rafting destination, the Zambezi River, Zambia. So what is it that makes the Zambezi, so special? Is it the big warm water? Yes! Is it the amazing sandy beaches you get to camp on every night? Absolutely! Is it because anyone from 16 – 75 can do this trip? Yes, as a matter of fact we have a 70 year old lady booked on this year for a trip to celebrate her birthday. And the BEST BIT? You don’t have to walk out of the gorge on that nasty walk on our trips, you’ll be flown back to Livingstone and over Victoria Falls by helicopter!
Our trips start in the mist beneath the Victoria Falls with lunch on the first day and a real sense of what a spectacular setting you are in. Contrary to popular myth the Zambezi is not a particularly difficult river and you can easily negotiate the trip and not flip. The biggest rapids tend to be on the multiday section of the trip with amazing rapids such as Open Season, Upper Moemba and Ghostrider and if you choose to take a 7 day trip all the way to Matetsi River Mouth, you’ll be treated to some wonderful game viewing such as hippo, crocodiles and a variety of antelope and baboons.
On the shorter 4 day river trips, participants get the chance to add a wonderful safari to Botswana on the Zambezi Blast trip staying at a 5 star lodge overlooking a floodlit watering hole. The alternative is to make your trip as relaxed or as action filled as you wish with our Ultimate Adventure where you can include in your trip, game viewing, lion encounters, Livingstone Island, jet boating, bungy, gorge swing and many more of Livingstone’s Best Activities.
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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