Overnight Rafting from Victoria Falls to Lake Kariba
Raft the world famous rapids ominously called 'Stairway to Heaven', 'Terminator' and 'Oblivion'. This is white water rafting at its best!
Overnight on remote white beaches, dinner under the stars...
A unique adventure in a unique setting.
- Pick up by our vehicles directly from your accommodation (time to be advised at booking). Your gear for the overnight will be loaded into our vehicles.
- 5 overnights on white sandy beaches next to the river in the beautiful Batoka Gorge. Dinner and breakfast is prepared on the campfire by our cook. Picnic lunch is served on the way
- Try your luck catching the notorious Tiger Fish
Day 1Rapid # 1 - 21
After pick up and safety briefing you will be given a life jacket, paddle and helmet and you’ll start walking down the trail to the Boiling Pot, directly beneath the Victoria Falls where your rafts will be waiting for you.
After practicing your paddling and getting used to your guide’s quick commands, you will start rafting from rapid #1 to rapid #21 (25 kilometres). Some world class rapids will be tackled on the river today, #4 Morning Glory, #5 Stairway to heaven, #6 Devil’s toilet bowl, #7 Gulliver’s travel, #8 Midnight Dinner, #11 Overland truck eater, #13 the Mother, #15 the Washing machine, #18 Oblivion… This section of the Zambezi is considered to have the best rafting rapids on the planet!!!
At mid-day we will stop at rapid #10 to take a break and have lunch.
Upon arrival on the beach at rapid #21, we will set up the camp and enjoy some cold drinks and snacks. Dinner will be served around a camp fire on the beach.
Overnight in tents on the beach. (Mosquito proof tents and mattresses provided – please bring your own sleeping bag)
Day 2Rapid 21 to Upper Moembo
Wake up at around 7h00. Tea, coffee and continental breakfast will be prepared by our staff.
Today’s rafting section will take you from rapid #21 to a rapid called « Lower Moemba » (25 km downstream). The Zambezi will offer on this section some challenging grade 5 rapids like, « Open Season », « Narrows 1 and 2 », « Chimamba falls » and « Upper Moemba ». But progressively, as you drift downstream, the tranquil pools in between the rapids will become longer, giving you more time to enjoy the splendour of the Batoka gorge and fish as you drift quietly down the river. We will have lunch at mid-day on the side of the river.
We will raft all the way to Upper Moemba, run it and take out on a sandy beach below the rapid. We will set up camp here for the night. Tea, Coffee, drinks and snacks. Dinner will be served around a camp fire on the beach.
Wake up at around 7am, breakfast on the beach. Pack up of the camp. Our day will start with two major portages around un-runnable rapids called ‘Lower Moemba’ and ‘Dam Site’. Shortly after the last portage, our last grade V rapid of the trip will be called ‘Ghost Rider’. Downstream from Ghost Rider the river mellows out and the fishing gets excellent!
We will stop and lunch half way. At around 15h, we will stop on a beach close to a good fishing spot and set up camp for the night. Overnight in tents on the beach.
Day 4Relaxing in the Gorge
Wake up at around 7am, breakfast and pack up of the camp. The section of river we will run today is pretty easy with a few grade III rapids all the way. A lot of time will be spent fishing in the quiet pools between the rapids. The gorge slowly opens up and more wildlife will be seen like Crocodiles, Hippos, birds.
We will paddle for approximately 25km today. Our camp will be set on a beach close to a good fishing spot. Dinner around the campfire. Overnight in tents on the beach.
Day 5Lake Kariba
We will run our final stretch of river today, taking us all the way to the tip of Lake Kariba. The Batoka gorge totally opens up giving space to a whole new scenery. We will pass by the town of Matetsi and Deka on the Zimbabwean side of the river. Finally we will arrive at Bimbi lodge, marking the end of the trip! Cold beers and a swimming pool will await you! We will reach the lodge by mid-day giving us time to relax. Dinner will be served at the lodge and nights will be spent in chalets.
Early wake up and breakfast followed by the long drive back to Livingstone via the Zambian Bush. The drive will take us pass the Amethyst mine of Mapatisa, the mission village of Kabanga, and the town of Kalomo and Zimba. Arrival back in Livingstone at around 17h. Lunch half way.
IncludedWhat is included in thr price
- 6 seater rafts
- One safety kayaker per trip
- All meals mentioned in the program
- Camping equipment excluding sleeping bags
- Vic Falls park entrance fee
- Evacuation insurance in case of an emergency
- Tea, coffee, juice and mineral
- Personal travel insurance
- Sleeping bags
- Alcoholic Drinks, please feel free to bring your extra drinks along.
US$ 1.090 per person, minimum of 4 persons required.
Including a free 'Swimming under the Falls' and complimentary video of day 1.
Excluded U$ 10 pp 'river usage' fee
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