Africa rafting holidays offer a unique combination of some of the world’s greatest rivers and iconic wildlife opportunities. From the Ahansal to the Zambezi, Africa’s rivers offer a variety of rafting experiences. This includes a chance to raft on the world’s longest river, the Nile.
With everything from exhilarating rapids and white water to camping on pristine beaches and accommodation in ancient mountain villages, Africa rating holidays offer genuine once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Africa is colossal. With a desert the size of the USA and jungle the size of India easily contained within just its northern half, this gives you a sense of the scale of this continent. It’s what makes it tough to provide an accurate summary of such a huge and varied place. However, by focusing on just its rivers and the landscapes they create, you can get a sense of why it’s a rafter’s paradise.
Experience the enigmatic Ahansal in Morocco, passing through remote Berber villages. With so much to see it’s easy to be awestruck but don’t take your eyes off the water for too long as you never know what’s round the next bend.
The other-worldly island of Madagascar is home to some enigmatic rafting rivers, including the Mangoky and Manambolo. You can raft through the eerie and mysterious spiny forests and access parts of this unique island inaccessible by other means. Raft the upper stages of the world’s longest river, the Nile, in Uganda.
Raft the legendary Zambezi in the shadow of the mighty Victoria Falls. The Batoka Gorge below Victoria Falls in Zambia has 23 rapid sections, with names like Oblivion and Stairway to Heaven, and is considered one of the finest commercially run rivers in the world.
South Africa also has a number of top rafting rivers, including the Vaal, Crocodile and Buffalo. Here you can combine white water adrenaline with incredible wildlife safaris in some of the greatest national parks on the planet, including the world famous Kruger. Spot iconic wildlife from the boat and camp on pristine river beaches.
From rafting rapids beneath the towering waterfalls to passing crocodiles and hippos in the open flood plains of the Kafue National Park, the diversity of rafting locations on Africa rating holidays is very impressive.
Much of the rafting in Africa is seasonal and often dependent on rainfall. On the Batoka Gorge on the Zambezi, for example, you can only raft all 23 rapids during some parts of the year, at others only the last thirteen are safe enough to raft. Be sure to book your Africa rafting holidays with a reputable operator and you will get to enjoy a side of Africa most people never see.