As featured on ITV2 Celebrity Adrenaline Junkie with Jack Osbourne and Elijah Wood, this is the trip for those who want to experience the best of the best in their week’s holiday. We run this shorter rafting holiday for those wanting all the biggest and best rapids on the Zambezi River, plus some wonderful game viewing safari in Chobe National Park in Botswana. In addition to warm water rafting, you will experience expansive beach campsites, wonderful wildlife and a spectacular helicopter flight over Victoria Falls – read on as Africa delivers a feast…
Other trips similar to this you may be interested in, are our Mighty Zambezi 7 day trip, Zambezi Ultimate Adventure or our African Odyssey.
Arrive into Livingstone where you’ll be met by your Trip Leader and taken to the David Livingstone Safari Lodge. Late afternoon we will embark on a sunset cruise on the gorgeous Upper Zambezi, before returning to our hotel.
Not included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
After a thorough safety talk and paddle instructions, we will start rafting from underneath Victoria Falls, ( not above as we do get asked ) one of “The Seven Wonders of the Natural World”. Today we will challenge rapids such as Star Trek, Stairway to Heaven and Devils Toilet Bowl…. are just a few.
Included: All meals
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
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
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 go out for dinner together, reflecting on a great day.
Included: All meals
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|Sunday 20 October 2019 - Sunday 27 October 2019||8 days||£2995||€3195||$3950|
|Sunday 27 October 2019 - Sunday 3 November 2019||8 days||£2995||€3195||$3950|
|Saturday 1 August 2020 - Saturday 8 August 2020||8 days||£2895||€3195||$3950|
|Sunday 2 August 2020 - Sunday 9 August 2020||8 days||£2895||€3195||$3950|
|Saturday 15 August 2020 - Saturday 22 August 2020||8 days||£2895||€3195||$3950|
|Sunday 16 August 2020 - Sunday 23 August 2020||8 days||£2895||€3195||$3950|
|Saturday 22 August 2020 - Saturday 29 August 2020||8 days||£2895||€3195||$3950|
|Sunday 23 August 2020 - Sunday 30 August 2020||8 days||£2895||€3195||$3950|
|Saturday 29 August 2020 - Saturday 5 September 2020||8 days||£2895||€3195||$3950|
|Sunday 30 August 2020 - Sunday 6 September 2020||8 days||£2895||€3195||$3950|
|Saturday 5 September 2020 - Saturday 12 September 2020||8 days||£2895||€3195||$3950|
|Sunday 6 September 2020 - Sunday 13 September 2020||8 days||£2895||€3195||$3950|
|Saturday 19 September 2020 - Saturday 26 September 2020||8 days||£2895||€3195||$3950|
|Sunday 20 September 2020 - Sunday 27 September 2020||8 days||£2895||€3195||$3950|
|Sunday 4 October 2020 - Sunday 11 October 2020||8 days||£2895||€3195||$3950|
|Sunday 18 October 2020 - Sunday 25 October 2020||8 days||£2895||€3195||$3950|
|Sunday 25 October 2020 - Sunday 1 November 2020||8 days||£2895||€3195||$3950|
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 Virgin, Lufthansa, South 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 £600 per person (U.S. customers pay USD$750). 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.
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.
You do not need to bring tents + sleeping mats.
We provide personal flotation jackets, leg floats and helmets.
The team of guides from Water by Nature gave us the power to tame the wild beast in the Zambezi River! I go on a lot of adventure trips and Water by Nature is at the top of the list of guides.
We had a mixed level of experience in our team of 7 but the crew took the time to guide, instruct and coach the team to get everyone up to speed and in rhythm within the first hour of hitting the river, which is a good thing because the action started right about that time. They also had a hyper focus on safety, checking our lifejackets and helmets before every major rapid to make sure they were secure. To their credit, none of us was thrown and there were no flips on the 4 days of rafting despite August being the most intense rapids all year.
But they went above and beyond just getting us down the river safely. Their guidance enriched our appreciation of their great culture, rich history and natural beauty that could have been missed in our rush down the river. They were true ambassadors for their countries and we were lucky that we had them leading our trip.
If you are thinking of rafting the Zambesi River but have any doubts, talk to the team at Water by Nature because they will give you the skills and confidence to enjoy the fun that it offers!
From the very beginning, this trip was very well organised and loads of fun and WBN went out of their way to help. They sorted out a trip to the devil’s Pool, an outstanding experience being right on the edge of Victoria falls. The sunset boat cruise of the Zambezi was a great way to get to know the rest of the group to.
As a first time rafter, I was slightly worried when I first saw the some of the rapids but after conquering rapid no. 5 and the guide’s fun and reassuring manner, any nerves were soon put to rest.
The river and rapids were amazing and the beaches we set up camp in the evening were like brilliant. The food that the guides managed to rustle up was far better than than I eat at home too.
The short safari in Botswana was superb. I have always associated Africa with safaris and wildlife so to combine the rafting and the safari ticked all the boxes for a dream trip.
Overall this trip was all I hoped for and more and can only say if you are thinking about this trip, go. It’s amazing.
Since completing this trip I have been on 2 further rafting trips with Water by Nature and they were both as good as this.
Every aspect of this trip was outstanding. The Zambezi itself is stunning and primordial with beautiful beaches to relax and sleep on, huge starry skies and, of course, the iconic Victoria Falls. The rapids are equally impressive: big, bouncy and awe-inspiring in parts. The WBN team had everything under control at all times whether it be on the river or the apres-rafting drinks and dinner. A genuine adventure without any sense of compromise.
The Botswana add-on complements the rafting very well – a great way to see a little of what you can sense around you as you float down the Zambezi. Accommodation is top-notch and the game viewing areas are uncrowded with spectacular views.
Couldn’t recommend this trip enough – just do it!
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