White Water Rafting – Zambia
Ride the wildest Zambezi waters
Arguably the wildest white water in the world, rafting on the Zambezi River is an adrenaline rush not to be missed. The rapids on the Zambezi River are officially defined as “Grade 5” by the British Canoe Union (Grade 6 not being commercially run). Clients should be reasonably fit for this activity, as there is a steep walk into & out of the Batoka Gorge as well as the white water rafting activity itself. The gorge is over 100 meters deep at the Falls and increases to over 200 meters by the end of a full day raft trip. Despite this rugged terrain, the gorges below the Falls are thick with vegetation and incredibly spectacular. The best time to raft is when the water levels are low – around September to December. Rafting usually stops between March and end of July, due to safety regulations, but it is entirely dependent on water levels.
Approx. 6 hours
Low Water Rafting runs approx : 10th August – 25th December. Rapids: #1 to #19
High Water Rafting runs approx: 25th Dec – 10th August. Rapids: #11 to #23
- Transfers are included to and from any Victoria Falls (Zambia) accommodation. If you are staying in Zimbabwe or Botswana, you will need to book a transfer or make your own way to Victoria Falls town.
- All passengers are given a life jacket and helmet.
- Clothes you don’t mind getting wet
- A hat and a waterproof camera
- Comfortable shoes for walking in and out of the gorge.
- Please leave behind: Anything you don’t want to get wet and any valuables.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS A NATIONAL PARK FEE TO BE PAID IN CASH ON ARRIVAL
- USD 10 For Internationals
- USD 10 for Regionals (SADC)
- USD 5 for Local adults
- All children between 6 and 16 years old pay 50% of the adult fee, and children under 6 enter free of charge
A swimsuit and shorts/cycling shorts but nothing that water will get sucked away by the water
A T-shirt or long-sleeved shirt for sun protection
Sturdy shoes/trainers or rafting shoes. Your shoes must be securely fitted to your feet (i.e. no flip-flops) They will be lost! Wet Suits will be provided in the winter months.
Minimum age: 15 years (This can be flexible, at management’s discretion i.e. if the child is of the right maturity, strength and will fit into a life jacket properly then younger children are sometimes accepted.)
Maximum age: There is no maximum age limit, however management retains the right to refuse to take a client who is clearly going to be unable to cope with the rigors of rafting.
- You must be fit enough to walk into and out of the gorge