At a glance

Duration
9 days
Cost
£3795
Arrival Airport
Livingstone (LVI)
Grade
river grade
Air Temp
35°C (95°F)
Water Temp
24°C (75°F)
Camping
6 nights
Hotel
2 nights

Overview


White water rafting on the Zambezi River. This is an absolute gem of a trip – featuring big white water, spectacular African scenery and warm sunny weather! One of the many highlights is bobbing around at the base of the magnificent Victoria Falls – definitely one of the more dramatic places on this planet to begin a 7 day river adventure. Your following days are spent challenging some of the most awesome rapids with names like ‘Oblivion’ and ‘Stairway to Heaven’ while your nights involve camping on expansive beaches of white sand, gin and tonic in hand listening to the noises of wild Africa. And after completing one of the most exhilarating adventures in the world, you can head off to sample the wildlife viewing that this region is famous for. A brilliant way to really top off your trip to Africa. Other trips available in this destination are our multi activity Zambezi Ultimate Adventure, the Zambezi Blast with safari to Botswana or our African Odyssey vacation.

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Destination Map & Video


What you will be up to


1

Arrive into Livingstone, sample the beauty of the Victoria Falls and then a chance of doing a sunset cruise on the gorgeous Upper Zambezi, before returning to our hotel.

Not included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

2

We start the trip beneath one of the Seven Natural Wonders Of The World, Victoria Falls with lunch on our first day and take on some of the best rapids on the planet. Stairway to Heaven, Devils Toilet Bowl and Star Trek… are just a few before arriving at camp for snacks and cold drinks!

Included: All meals

3

We load the rafts with all our food and equipment for the rest of the trip and take on exhilerating rapids such as Creamy White Buttocks, the Mother and OBLIVION!

Included: All meals

4

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.

Included: All meals

5

We portage the rafts around Lower Moemba and the Chabango Falls, then load up again and run the amazing rapid, Ghostrider!

Included: All meals

6

Yay! Its layover day! On a stunning remote sandy beach a chance to relax, swim or try your hand at kayaking!

Included: All meals

7

A great mellow day to relax on more gentle water, take in a few waves and lie back and enjoy the scenery and wildlife.

Included: All meals

8

A gorgeous overnight camp gives rise to the gorge opening out and us rafting amongst hippos and crocs! We pack up the gear and take a spectacular 40 minute helicopter flight through part of the gorge and over the spectacular Victoria Falls arriving back to our lodge on the banks of the Zambezi. You have done one of the best river trips in the world.

Included: All Meals

9

A chance for some last minute shopping before your flight home.

Included: Breakfast

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Dates & Prices


DatesDuration
Saturday 10 September 2022 - Sunday 18 September 20229 days£3795€4595$5150
Saturday 24 September 2022 - Sunday 2 October 20229 days£3795€4595$5150
Saturday 5 August 2023 - Sunday 13 August 20239 days£4195€5095$5450
Saturday 9 September 2023 - Sunday 17 September 20239 days£4195€5095$5450
Saturday 23 September 2023 - Sunday 1 October 20239 days£4195€5095$5450

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$900). Your final trip payment is not due until 90 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 our river rafting expeditions. We have broken down here the items into what you’ll need on the river and in camp. Each guest will get a drybag to use for the trip once in Livingstone. A short video on the size of this and how to pack your drybag can be viewed here. An equipment list of what you will require for your adventure will be sent to you prior to your departure along with your Water By Nature Travel Bag.

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The Mighty Zambezi rafting reviews


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Amazing

Rated 5 out of 5
9th September 2021

We were the first crew to do the river since 2019, I think. You could tell everyone was happy to be back on the water. The trip was simultaneously relaxing and intense. 8 days on the river, and 7 nights under the most incredible sky. The stars are like someone streaked a white paintbrush across the sky. The guides were kind, worked hard, and tremendously entertaining. I definitely made some new friends. Safety was paramount, and we portaged a couple rapids that were, as our guides called it, “not good for business.” The guides were intensely knowledgeable about the river, currents, flows, whirlpools, dangers, etc. We got out and hiked one day to a hot spring. I mentioned that I like to fish, and I spent part of one day fishing for tigerfish off the back of our gear boat. They went out of their way to make my experience incredible.

Wade Eyerly

The Mighty Zambezi - truly the trip of a lifetime.

Rated 5 out of 5
25th April 2020

I’ve white water rafted many top-notch and incredible rivers with a number of white water rafting companies and my ride down the Zambezi in 2011 with Water by Nature still ranks as the best white water trip ever by the best company ever. Safety, white water rafting knowledge and the sheer enthusiasm of the crew for providing unbelievable memories…it’s all there. You won’t ever regret taking on the Mighty Zambezi with Water by Nature.

Judi Sandall

The Only Way to Travel Down the Mighty Zambezi

Rated 5 out of 5
11th March 2019

Water By Nature is the ONLY company you want to travel with as you navigate the Mighty Zambezi. My recent trip in August ‘18 was outstanding on a number of levels. First and foremost is safety and our professional guides. They are knowledgeable and know the river well. They provide the adrenaline rush of the rapids while ensuring our well being.

In addition the food is incredible- variety, well prepared, fresh and healthy, and yes, each evening there’s a proper “Happy Hour.”

Our campsites were pristine white beaches with all necessary amenities… camp toilet and a mini portable “shower”- the ability to rinse off at the end of the day is a bonus.

Each evening, after our guides prepared and served dinner, they would entertain us with songs and stories and we’d sit around a campfire, listening to the river, and watching the night sky.

Finally, at the end of the week, we were helicoptered out to a lovely lodge overlooking the river.

Water By Nature has it all and I’ve booked trips for ‘19 and ‘20.

Most of us will only do the Zambezi once, and doing it with the right company and guides is key.

Nancy Dunlop

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