4 day ultimate adventure, the best rafting in the world + activities eg bungy jump, Victoria Falls, day safari etc on a Zambezi white water rafting trip in Zambia
No matter whether your idea of being an “adrenaline junkie” is doing a relaxing sunset cruise or doing a gorge swing, this Ultimate Adventure: Zambezi white water rafting trip in Zambia has something to offer EVERY taste. In addition to a superb trip down all the best rapids on the Zambezi River and a spectacular helicopter flight back to Livingstone, you’ll get to choose from a list of activities to do after your river trip that will make the trip as adrenaline charged or relaxing as YOU choose.
With such a wide variety of adventures to choose from including a microlight flight, elephant ride, walking with lions, rhino walk, bridge swing, inflatable kayaking, safari day trip, bungy, tiger fishing or relaxing and taking in the view on Livingstone Island, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Come and see why Jack Osbourne and Elijah Wood found this trip so special.
Other trips on offer in this destination are the Zambezi Blast with its safari, the classic Mighty Zambezi, or the African Odyssey Experience.
Plan for the Zambezi white water rafting trip in Zambia
Day 1 - We will meet you at Livingstone Airport and escort you to your beautiful hotel. Late afternoon, there is a relaxing sunset cruise on the Upper Zambezi to help you unwind from your journey. On occasion we see elephant, hippo and other wildlife on the cruise as well as a spectacular sunset.
Day 2 - This morning after a hearty breakfast, we’ll take you down to the “Boiling Pot”. Here you’ll get full safety and paddling instructions before we paddle across the first rapid and experience lunch beneath Victoria Falls. You’ll tackle the warm water rapids of the Zambezi in the afternoon, such as Stairway to Heaven and the Midnight Diner. Today we’ll conquer more than a dozen world class rapids before we reach camp at Songwe Point. Here you’ll have sundowners with your fellow adventurers and guides.
Day 3 - After the sun wakes you up with it’s warmth on the side of your tent, we have a coffee and cooked breakfast, load the rafts we are ready to tackle the warm water of the Zambezi. We run some amazing rapids today including “Creamy White Buttocks, The Mother and the famous Oblivion.” As the teams confidence grows, you’ll feel yourself tackling some of the biggest rapids in the world with total courage and boldness. Tonight we camp at Bobo camp on the banks of the Zambezi in complete tranquility apart from the crackling fire and a few stories being told.
Day 4 - Our first rapid this morning is Morning Shower, your wake up call for the day. As the sun dries you off we get to some of the best scenery and most spectacular rapids of the trip. Baobab trees line the shore and we tackle the excellent rapid Open Season and the series of rapids called “The Narrows”. We stop for a lunch of salads and a short siesta before the biggest and best rapid of the trip so far, “Upper Moemba”. Tonight we camp between this large rapid and Lower Moemba, a portage, a great place for our wine and cheese evening!
Day 5 - We leave our gear raft guide this morning and we take empty rafts with us and our safety gear to tackle the best rapid of the trip Ghostrider. A series of 3 large waves, this is the best finish to any raft trip in the world. Here, you’ll be collected by helicopter and flown back to our luxury hotel on the banks of the Zambezi, where the whole group will meet up and enjoy a group dinner together.
Day 6 - Today, you’ll have the choice as to how adventurous or relaxing you’d like your Zambezi white water rafting trip in Zambia to be. Simply choose 2 activities from our “African Experience Day” of what you’d like to do and we’ll schedule them all in and make them happen.
Half Day – Lion & Rhino Encounter
Livingstone Island/ Devil's Pool (Victoria Falls) with High Tea (highly recommended by guests)
Half Day – Canoeing
Half Day – Bridge Swing
Day 7 - Today features "part 2" of your “African Adrenaline Day”. Bungy or kayaking not your thing? Explore Southern Africa's best game reserve in Chobe for the day* (This will require getting a double entry visa upon entry into Zambia) Simply choose ONE Activity from the list and we’ll arrange everything else.
Botswana Safari – Day trip - awesome!
Inflatable kayaking – recommended by guests
Microlight flight – 15 minutes
Day 8 - After breakfast and perhaps some last minute shopping, we’ll take you to the airport for your flight home.