At a glance

8 days
Arrival Airport
Livingstone (LVI) Zambia
river grade
Air Temp
35°C (95°F)
Water Temp
24°C (75°F)
3 nights
4 nights


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.


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Destination Map & Video

What you will be up to


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


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

Included: All meals


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

Included: All meals


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

Saturday 5 August 2023 - Saturday 12 August 20238 days£3950€4650$4950
Sunday 13 August 2023 - Sunday 20 August 20238 days£3950€4650$4950
Saturday 19 August 2023 - Saturday 26 August 20238 days£3950€4650$4950
Sunday 20 August 2023 - Sunday 27 August 20238 days£3950€4650$4950
Saturday 26 August 2023 - Saturday 2 September 20238 days£3950€4650$4950
Sunday 27 August 2023 - Sunday 3 September 20238 days£3950€4650$4950
Saturday 2 September 2023 - Saturday 9 September 20238 days£3950€4650$4950
Sunday 3 September 2023 - Sunday 10 September 20238 days£3950€4650$4950
Saturday 16 September 2023 - Saturday 23 September 20238 days£3950€4650$4950
Sunday 17 September 2023 - Sunday 24 September 20238 days£3950€4650$4950
Sunday 1 October 2023 - Sunday 8 October 20238 days£3950€4650$4950
Sunday 15 October 2023 - Sunday 22 October 20238 days£3950€4650$4950
Saturday 21 October 2023 - Saturday 28 October 20238 days£3950€4650$4950
Sunday 4 August 2024 - Sunday 11 August 20248 days£3950€4650$4950
Sunday 11 August 2024 - Sunday 18 August 20248 days£3950€4650$4950
Sunday 18 August 2024 - Sunday 25 August 20248 days£3950€4650$4950
Sunday 25 August 2024 - Sunday 1 September 20248 days£3950€4650$4950
Sunday 1 September 2024 - Sunday 8 September 20248 days£3950€4650$4950
Sunday 15 September 2024 - Sunday 22 September 2024SOLD£SOLD€SOLD$SOLD
Sunday 6 October 2024 - Sunday 13 October 20248 days£3950€4650$4950
Sunday 13 October 2024 - Sunday 20 October 20248 days£3950€4650$4950
Sunday 20 October 2024 - Sunday 21 October 20248 days£3950€4650$4950

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 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.

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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 Zambezi Blast rafting reviews

Rated 5 out of 5
5 out of 5 stars (based on 10 reviews)
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Adventure of a Lifetime

Rated 5 out of 5
29th May 2023

A rafting safari was number one on my bucket list trips and WBN executed it flawlessly. Just an amazing, life altering adventure. From canoeing the upper Zambezi to rafting the lower Zambezi and the land safari after, I don’t think anyone can experience the Zambezi and Africa in this manner and not come back forever changed for the better. Hard to put into words. Hamish McMaster and his WBN crew were extraordinary guides. Every aspect of the trip was above and beyond wildest expectations. If you love whitewater, nature, animals and adventure I can’t image anything to rival this journey. Have two new WBN trips planned for this year and I have no doubt Hamish and WBN will make them unforgettable.

Neal Howard

Amazing Holiday !!

Rated 5 out of 5
22nd August 2022

Just returned from our 2nd trip with WBN , the first one being Morocco. Africa ; the rafting , the lodges, the food, the hospitality all lived up to expectation and beyond, we loved every minute. We were treated like royalty from start to finish, the guides who were just awesome looked after us so well. If you are thinking of booking this adventure do not hesitate, you will not be disappointed.

Tracey HInde

Perfect Birthday Adventure!

Rated 5 out of 5
29th October 2019

I took my son on a 16th birthday trip down the Zambezi in August with Water by Nature, and what a gift it was for both of us! We are seasoned whitewater adventurers, and are familiar with many outfitters around the world, and Water by Nature is at the top of our list. Hamish, the owner, kindly fielded questions from across the pond during the planning stage and the on-the-ground crew in Zambia was among the best I’ve ever encountered. From drivers (Evans) to porters (Mukuma) to guides (Isaac, Kavius, and Darwin) to the best operations manager EVER (Lovemore), I have never known a crew to be more friendly, flexible, accomplished, or hard-working. I so appreciated their capacity to quickly assess guests’ skill-level and adapt options to ensure all were both challenged and safe. The camps where we overnighted were beautiful, the meals healthful and plentiful, and the staff vigilantly followed ethical Leave No Trace protocols. One example of their commitment to going the extra mile was their treatment of guests whose luggage had been lost by the airlines: Water by Nature’s ground staff maintained contact with the airlines while we were on the river, sourced the missing bags, picked them up from the airport in our absence, and arranged to have porters hike the bags into the Batoka Gorge mid-trip to reunite guests with their gear. It was a model of customer service that went above-and-beyond, as was the London staff’s willingness to bookend our river trip with alternate activities, handling all arrangements on our behalf from tour scheduling to hotel reservations. Truly one-stop shopping! We look forward not just to our next adventure with Water by Nature, but also to furthering our newfound friendships with their stellar staff. Good humans, all.

Ellen Urbani Gass

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