At a glance

Duration
12 days
Cost
£3950
Arrival Airport
Livingstone (LVI)
Grade
river grade
Air Temp
35°C (95°F)
Water Temp
24°C (75°F)
Camping
5 nights
Hotel
6 nights
Trip Rating
5.0 rating

Overview


If you’d like to treat yourself to an amazing African adventure, this trip is as good as it gets. Experience Livingstone Island (Devils pool) activities in Livingstone, a wonderful 2 day canoe trip, raft the world’s premier whitewater river for 4 days, fly back from the river by helicopter, stay in the recently acclaimed David Livingstone Safari Lodge and then take a luxury trip on safari to the spectacular Elephant Valley Lodge in the heart of Chobe National Park. Whilst on the river trip, you’ll be treated to wonderful food, world class campsites and some of the biggest and best whitewater in the world. This adventure offers a world class African Adventure. Other adventures in this destination include The Zambezi Blast with safari to Botswana, the multi active Zambezi Ultimate Adventure and the classic seven day journey on the Mighty Zambezi.

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What you will be up to


1

You’ll be met by your Trip Leader, who’ll take you to your hotel to relax and unwind from your flight. We’ll get you in the mood for the trip with a stunning trip to Livingstone Island and a swim in the Devils Pool.

Included: Dinner and Livingstone Island.

2

This morning, you get to choose between a cheetah or lion encounter, or take a ride on an elephant. Back at the hotel, your trip leader will give you a rundown on your upcoming canoe safari.

Included: All Meals, plus one morning activity.

3

We drive to the start point of our canoeing trip where you’ll be outfitted with gear and given tuition in paddling your boat under the expert guidance of our team. Stunning overnight campsite.

Included: All meals.

4

After a gorgeous riverside breakfast, complete with birdsong, we’ll embark on some more rapids today. Your canoes take two people and by this stage, you’ll be paddling like pro’s! Evening meal on the banks of the Mighty Zambezi.

Included: All meals.

5

Breakfast riverside before we depart and are treated to yet more stunning rapids and canoeing before reaching our scenic riverside lunch spot. We take a sunset cruise on the Upper Zambezi and have dinner at David Livingstone Safari Lodge where your trip leader gives you a rundown on the next 4 days rafting on the Zambezi River.

Included: All meals and sunset cruise.

6

Time to get excited. You are about to embark on the world’s best section of whitewater in the world. Our river team will give you a full safety talk and paddle instructions before we tackle rapids such as Stairway to Heaven, Gullivers Travels and Oblivion before we reach our camp for the next 2 nights, Bobo Beach. The team will prepare sundowners and a sumptuous dinner.

Included: All meals.

7

We depart early to head back to the Boiling Pot for some more rafting. If you enjoyed yesterday, you’ll love it more knowing what is coming up! We’ll enjoy breakfast in the Boiling Pot, under the falls, simply the most amazing place to view Victoria Falls. We’ll arrive back at camp in good time for snacks and dinner.

Included: All meals.

8

Amazing sights of Fish Eagles amidst other great rapids, Open Season, the Narrows and one of our favourites, Upper Moemba! This is a great adrenaline rush to end the day. We’ll hike down to Lower Moemba for wine and cheese over looking the falls.

Included: All meals

9

We portage the rafts around Lower Moemba. At Chabango Falls we leave our gear raft and portage the rafts and kayaks and run the amazing rapid, Ghostrider! Our helicopter will be waiting and will give you an amazing 20 minute flight through the gorge, as well as a flight over the the spectacular Victoria Falls. We overnight in a hotel and enjoy dinner together, reflecting on a great river trip.

Included: All meals

10

Breakfast at your hotel and a short transfer by paved road to Chobe National Park in Botswana for your safari, staying at Elephant Valley Lodge.

Included: All meals

11

Chobe National Park is famous for its huge herds of elephants as well as antelope , hippos, baboons, leopard and Africa’s symbol of strength, the lion.

Included: All meals

12

After a game drive and wholesome breakfast we return to Livingstone Airport in Zambia for our flight home.

Included: Breakfast

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Dates & Prices


DatesDuration
Tuesday 27 August 2019 - Saturday 7 September 201912 days£3950€4495$5750
Tuesday 3 September 2019 - Saturday 14 September 201912 days£3950€4495$5750
Tuesday 10 September 2019 - Saturday 21 September 201912 days£3950€4495$5750

Flights to Livingstone, Zambia

We are always happy to give advice on flight options for your Zambezi adventure. Please call our UK or US office.

There are many options for your flight to Livingstone via Johannesburg with VirginLufthansaSouth African or Etihad. Fewer options exist between Johannesburg and Livingstone (LVI). For this sector you can buy flights with South African or BA.  For UK customers, we suggest checking on skyscanner.net for good deals. In the U.S., try Exito Travel for a competitive quote.

Please ensure you DO NOT book your flights until your trip is CONFIRMED to run by our office.

We have price and departure date information here (river prices only – flights not included).

In order to secure your place just pay your deposit  of £750 per person (U.S. customers pay USD$1000). Your final trip payment is not due until 120 days before your trip. See our Terms and Conditions for full payment terms.

Please note that prices shown in Euros and USD are indicative only, as they fluctuate daily. The actual rate payable is always GBP only. Prices shown in GBP & USD are payable. UK residents should pay in GBP and USA residents should pay in USD.

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What you should bring


We find most of our clients have in their posession already what is needed for a river journey. We have broken down here the items into what you’ll need on the river and in camp. An equipment list of what you will require for your adventure will be sent to you prior to your departure.

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What an amazing adventure!!

5.0 rating
11th March 2019

This trip had everything. I had never been canoeing before but the guides were incredible, put me at ease and I quickly started to enjoy it. The wildlife was amazing and we paddled quite close to hippos on the second day which I didn’t expect.
The food was better than I had thought was possible to prepare on a river bank and the gin and tonic was just perfect before camping in our spacious tents.
The rafting was really good fun and our group had a lot of laughs. Then heading to Elephant Valley Lodge at the end of the trip was just fantastic. You can sit with a drink and watch the elephants at the watering hole!
I’ll never forget this trip and can’t wait to plan my next one.

Rachel Boyle

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