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Seven Days Rafting The Zambezi – 5 Reasons To Make this Your 2017 Adventure

Hamish McMaster


A whitewater rafting trip down the Zambezi is one of the world’s classic adventures. Our guests love the chance to relax and truly unwind on a seven day trip down the Mighty Zambezi. It offers many opportunities a shorter trip does not with awe inspiring scenery, wildlife, gigantic beaches and one incredible conclusion – a […]

Explore Papua New Guinea – Watut River

Hamish McMaster


We pride ourselves on continuing to explore great rivers of the world and mix that in with wild and fascinating destinations. Papua New Guinea is that place and the Watut River is our expedition river of choice. As well as exploring Papua New Guinea’s best river, we’ll spend time exploring the stunning coastal regions by […]

10 Of The World’s Best Rapids

Hamish McMaster


Always open to debate amongst guides and guests alike, here are some of our favourite rafting rapids that we get to run each and every year. Despite this not being an exhaustive list, it is based on what we hear from you, our guest, and what the guides love to run as well. By all […]

An Emotional 120 Hours In Nepal

Hamish McMaster


Given the generous donations from our guests, I wanted to ensure the money got into the hands of the guides it was intended for. Having worked in Nepal for more than 25 years, the country that has given me personally and many of our guests such joy, needed help. Given the grand scale of the […]

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, […]

Tourism Will Be The Way To Rebuild Nepal

Hamish McMaster


I am sure you will all be as shocked as we have been to see the horrific images and death toll to come out of Nepal after the 25th April earthquake that struck in the Gorkha region between the main cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara. Nepal already had a fragile and often stretched infrastructure, but […]

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 […]

An Adventure Travel Company From The Beginning.

Hamish McMaster


Water By Nature started from small beginnings. Whilst recovering from an injury when I was safety kayaking in Switzerland, I decided I wanted to offer the best of the best whitewater based experiences around the world. I sat down and wrote a brochure to offer trips to Nepal on the Sun Kosi, Karnali as well […]

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 […]