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

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$4950
Sunday 25 August 2024 - Sunday 1 September 2024SOLD£SOLD€SOLD$SOLD
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 27 October 20248 days£3950€4650$4950
Sunday 3 August 2025 - Sunday 10 August 20258 days£4250€4995$5500
Sunday 10 August 2025 - Sunday 17 August 20258 days£4250€4995$5500
Sunday 17 August 2025 - Sunday 24 August 20258 days£4250€4995$5500
Sunday 24 August 2025 - Sunday 31 August 20258 days£4250€4850$5500
Sunday 31 August 2025 - Sunday 6 September 20258 days£4250€4995$5500
Sunday 14 September 2025 - Sunday 21 September 20258 days£4250€4995$5500
Sunday 21 September 2025 - Sunday 28 September 20258 days£4250€4995$5500
Sunday 5 October 2025 - Sunday 12 October 20258 days£4250€4995$5500
Sunday 12 October 2025 - Sunday 19 October 20258 days£4250€4995$5500
Sunday 19 October 2025 - Sunday 26 October 20258 days£4250€4995$5500

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). The trip requires a minimum of 6 paying guests to confirm the trip and we take a maximum of 16 guests on this trip.

In order to secure your place, we require a deposit of  USD$750 which can be booked securely via this page. Your final trip payment is not due until 100 days before your trip. See our Terms and Conditions for full payment terms.

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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

5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 12 reviews)
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Well planned and executed adventure

31st October 2023

Just returned from an absolutely amazing trip down the Zambezi with Water By Nature. It was, as always, well planned and executed by Water By Nature. A huge thanks to the crew, Lovemore, Gideon and Kevias who made us feel safe all the way. They know the river like the back of their hand, they master culinary miracles in the wild, and are just fantastic people to hang out with. Continued to Botswana for the safari and was again met with only wonderful people who really makes an effort to make our stay perfect. Such great people who takes great pride in their job and their culture.

This is my 7th trip with Water By Nature, and I have nothing but praise to Water By Nature for creating the best conditions for adventure.

Cathrin Kristensen

Absolutely Amazing from Beginning to End

23rd October 2023

A fortnight after my return, I’m still trying to process the amazing experience I had on this trip. Within minutes of meeting the guides, you knew you were in completely safe hands (& when I went for an unscheduled swim that confidence was confirmed) & not only were they totally competent, they were so friendly, engaging & accommodating.

The food provided whilst rafting is absolutely outstanding and is all freshly prepared; I’m still reeling from the lasagne & chocolate cake that was cooked in the middle of nowhere.

The rafting experience gives you not only the thrills of the rapids during the day but the awe of the constellations, including the Milky Way, that can be seen in the night sky thanks to there being no light pollution.

And if that wasn’t enough the time spent in the Safari was simply the icing on top of the cake.

I am in no way an outdoorsy sort of person, and if I’m honest never did I think I’d go white water rafting, let alone going down the Zambezi. But I can honestly say this week has changed me and will be hard, if impossible, to top.

Heidi Griffiths

Adventure of a Lifetime

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

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