Commercial rafting first commenced on the Zambezi River in 1981 and since then this activity has grown in popularity to the point where a rafting trip on the Zambezi is now a regular feature in many tourist itineraries, and is now internationally acclaimed as the best one-day white water rafting trip available in the world. We have the ONLY guiding team on the Zambezi who are all accredited by the International Rafting Federation. The morning section of the river is classified as Grade 5 “extremely difficult, long and violent rapids, steep gradients, big drops and pressure areas”. The afternoon section is slightly less challenging and is of a lower grade.
WHITE WATER RAFTING
PACKAGES & BOOKINGS
Full Day – Rapids: 1 to 25
AM Half Day – Rapids: 1 to 10
PM Half Day – Rapids: 11 to 25
HW Rafting – Rapids: 11 – 25
NB: The river can close during high water if the river levels become too high
2 days / 1 night – Rapids 1 – 25, with time spent swimming under a section of the Falls and a night camping on the beautiful sandy beaches at rapid 10.
3 ½ days / 3 night – Rapids 1 – Moemba Falls with time spent swimming under a section of the Falls, a night camping at rapid 10 and another night at rapid 26 – both on beautiful sandy beaches.
River Boarding – For a bit of added excitement, clients can opt for the river boarding option which is a mix of boarding and white water rafting. Shorter sections of the river are used so that we can stop at “play spots” along the way to surf, ride whirlies and “squirt” (best described as “flying underwater”).
Full Day Combo – Rapids: 1 – 25
AM Half Day Combo – Rapids: 1 – 10
PM Half Day Combo – Rapids: 11 – 25
AM High Water Combo – Rapids: 11 to 25
The minimum age is 15 years (no child rate). The maximum age limit is dependent on the individual’s general state of health and physical fitness. Clients must be able to swim and be of a reasonable fitness level.
PLEASE NOTE: 6. Please note, park fees are NOT included in rates and need to be added onto the above rates (where applicable). Clients staying at David Livingstone Safari Lodge, Sun International, Sussi & Chuma and Toka Leya do not need to pay the ZAWA park fees for Cruises, Elephants or Game Drive as this fee is covered by their accommodation.
MULTIDAY RAFTING TRIPS
Safpar runs some amazing multi-day rafting trips on the lower Zambezi river.