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Seven Amazing Rafting Adventures For Your 2018 Bucket List

Hamish McMaster


As we all head back to work after the holidays, it’s time to get your planning ‘hats’ on and think about one of those classic and iconic adventures for 2018. As life gets busier, time away where you can fully ‘unplug’ and recharge yourself becomes far more important. Here are our top tips for some […]

Experience The Soul Of Nepal

Hamish McMaster


Why do we really travel? Sure we love the adventure of whitewater rafting, but isn’t it the places that your journey takes you that makes that trip even more memorable, or the people that you meet that put that big smile on your face whenever you talk to your friends about your most recent holiday? […]

The Five Best Rapids On The Zambezi

Hamish McMaster


Speak to any guests or guides who have rafted a multi-day trip on the Zambezi and you’ll more than likely get a range of different answers as to which are the best rapids on the Zambezi River. Whilst a multi-day rafting vacation is about far more than just rapids, it is nevertheless a fun part […]

The Five Best Big Water Rafting ‘Fixes’ After Running The Zambezi

Hamish McMaster


We are often asked by our clients after rafting the Zambezi, ‘what next?’ With it’s big warm water, gorgeous beaches and excellent wildlife, what could possibly match it? Here are our (and our guests) favourite follow on rivers to the Mighty Zambezi. The Brahmaputra River, India. This river offers a real expedition feel. The Great […]

Anatomy Of The Whitewater Raft

Hamish McMaster


Do you know your thwart from your foot cup? Here is a quick guide to the terminology used in and around your raft: Guest: Arguably the most important part of the trip. Without you guys, we would probably all have office jobs and not be having nearly as much fun! Our guests are from all […]

Is Rafting Scary, Or Am I Just A Wimp?

Hamish McMaster


Whitewater rafting over the years has been plagued by a number of myths scaring regular people away from this safe and fun vacation. We are sure you have heard a few of these over the years. When it comes to going on a rafting holiday, ask plenty of questions to your outfitter. You will flip […]

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 […]

New Zealand – A Safe, Friendly And Fun Adventure Vacation

Hamish McMaster


With so many holiday options bombarding us at every turn, what makes one country better than any other to visit? With acts of war, disease, security and safety issues being thrust upon us via almost every media channel, you’ll see very few warnings not to go to New Zealand. And here is why: 1. Very […]

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. […]