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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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.
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Updated: 22 April 2021
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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!
I went with Water by Nature on the 4 Day rafting trip on the Zambezi from Rapid #1 to Ghostrider rapid. During the time I was with the company everything was excellent. The guides were highly trained and professional. The porters were friendly and extremely helpful. The safety kayakers and rafters were always in position to help out (even though they were never needed).
The accommodations and food were great both on and off the river. I really appreciated the way that Water by Nature hired so many local people to help run the company. It definitely added much more of a cultural feel to have local stories and people with knowledge of the locations we were visiting.
Overall, I enjoyed this trip even more than I thought that I would. Everything was taken care of in an outstanding manner and everyone got the experience they wanted. Those that wanted to help out with portages, packing up, unpacking, etc. were more than welcome. Those that wanted to relax were never discouraged. It was a trip that was masterfully run in every aspect.
I also saw the difference in Water by Nature and the other local outfitters firsthand as I went rafting with another local company. The quality of safety especially was quite different between the two. Go with Water by Nature and you certainly won’t regret it.
This trip is four days of rafting on one of the most exciting rivers in the world. I’ve been on many and I’m glad to have experienced the Zambezi before the new dam is built and most of the rapids disappear. My son and I arrived a day early an took advantage of the optional trip to Livingston Island and a close peek over the edge of Victoria Falls. We enjoyed our pre-raft trip stay at the Livingston Safari Lodge and the evening meet-and-greet dinner cruise on the Zambezi above the falls. The trip proved to be four days of class 4 and 5 excitement in the company of experienced guides. The gorge is a place of stark beauty and isolation, and our guide, a Zimbabwean with many years of experience, provided great insight into the geology, flora and fauna. Camping along the banks was quite enjoyable, in part due to the abundance of good food and evening campfire fellowship. Being the dry season with no significant chance of rain or insects, my son and I elected to sleep sans tent under the stars. The skies were wonderful with the dry and ground light-free air. The ride back up the gorge in a helicopter was a particularly nice touch as was the post trip safari in Botswana. Again, do it while you can!
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