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Zambezi White Water Festival 2018.

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THE ZAMBEZI’S HOTTEST EVENT IS BACK!

Zambezi White Water Festival 2018

Safari Par Excellence are hosting the return of the Zambezi Whitewater Festival on the 25-27 October 2018. Open to all, the festival is a celebration of the magical Zambezi River we call home!

What is a festival without festivities?

Festival-goers will enjoy two days of big water, timed events, great food and amazing live music performances with artists from Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa in one of the world’s most unique settings. Be a part of a community of like-minded people for an unforgettable weekend! Teams of six skippered by an International Rafting Federation accredited guide will battle it out for the grand title and some rather grand prizes in a two-day event.

 

Zambezi Whitewater Festival

The event takes place over two days and our accommodation packages include three nights accommodation and access to all the events around the river festival.

RegistrationThursday 25th October

Registration opens 10am Victoria Falls Waterfront

PracticeFriday 26th October

Team practice & strategy day

RaceSaturday 27th October

Race day, prize giving and PARTY!

DepartSunday 28th October

Departure and/or recovery day

  • Thursday 25th October – Arrival Day. Team registration will be open at The Waterfront, Livingstone, Zambia where teams will get kitted out for the next 2 days, followed by a complimentary dinner and evening festivities for participants.
  • Friday 26th October – Practice Day. Get to know your team, your guide, Competition Zones and most importantly, the river! Off-River festivities continue with live music in the evening.
  • Saturday 11th Nov – Competition Day! The race takes place from Rapid #1 – #25 and the format includes a ‘Test of the Best’, Zambezi Le Mans sprint and a slalom race with a fun ‘Surf & Turf’ competition for the best surf on the iconic Rapid 18, Oblivion. On Saturday evening we will screen the days events, have the prize-giving ceremony followed by THE MOTHER OF ALL PARTIES!
Event 1

ZAMBEZI TEST OF THE BEST

Timed race from the Boiling Pot below Victoria Falls to the eddy below rapid #4 “Morning Glory”. Two rafts start at a time. A timed race-one point equals one second.
Race water distance: 2300m


ZAMBEZI LE’ MANS SPRINT

Mass start from the pool below Rapid # 5 to the pool above rapid #7. One team member to touch attainment point on river bank at finish. There is a strong element of moving on the rocks here to reach attainment point. A timed race-one point equals one second.
Race water distance: 700m

Event 2


Event 3

ZAMBEZI SLALOM

One raft at a time down the course with attainment areas, start at Rapid #12 pool. Finish-jailhouse eddy Rapid #13. Failure to make attainment attracts a point penalty to be advised. A timed race-one point equals one second. The overall winner is the team with the lowest points in all three events.
Race water distance: 900m with attainments excluded


ZAMBEZI SURF & TURF

Best surf in the iconic rapid #18. To be judged in the Waterfront Bar by the festival goers. Not scored in the overall event.
Separate prizes.

Event 4

REDUCED PARTICIPANT FEE FOR 2018!

  • Only $1320 per team of 6
  • EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT $999 for first FOUR teams to book and PAY. Must pay by 30 June 2018 to qualify.
  • 2017 teams can also register for VIP price of $999. Must pay by 31st August 2018 to qualify.
  • FREE CAMPING and other discounted accommodation options are available for all participants at The Waterfront, Livingstone, Zambia.
ACTIVITIES
Makumbi Sunset Cruise 50% off cruise for Teams $27.50 pp
Makumbi Sunset Cruise for local family & Friends $44.00 pp
ACCOMMODATION PP SHARING SINGLE
VFWF Adventure Village Tent per Tent $18.75 pps $28.50
Adventure Village Room Rate per Room $52.50 pps $78.75
VFWF Family Room Rate per Room – RATE PER ROOM SLEEPS 4 IN TWIN BEDS $217.52 N/A
VFWF Garden Room Rate per Room $84.38 pps $127.50
VFWF Camping per person for Family & Friends $13.00 pp
VFWF Camping per person Free for Participants free free
VFWF Executive Room Rate per Room $110.63 pps $157.50
VFWF River Facing Room Rate per Room $99.38 pps $135.00
DLSL Standard Room Rate per Room $183.75 pps $273.75

A few memories from last year’s event

To read more about last year’s event click here

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