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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 […]

Zambezi Highlights As Rated By You – Our Guests

Hamish McMaster


We can write as much as we like about just how special Zambezi rafting trips are, but the only opinion that matters is that of you, our guests. Based on our feedback from surveys conducted this year, the favourite aspects of their Zambezi Rafting Holidays are (in no particular order) 1. Wine and Cheese Night […]

Nepal – Adventure Travel At It’s Best – Tamur Whitewater Rafting

Hamish McMaster


When living in our everyday lives in the UK, USA or wherever, we all expect timeliness, order and logistics to run smoothly. After returning to Nepal personally after a 10 year absence, I was over joyed to see the country remaining fairly unchanged from when I worked there in the early 1990’s. Yes, amazing coffee […]