White Water Rafting In Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls

Tour Rating
4.7
Overview

Victoria Falls is a mile long curtain of water that stretches across the glistening basalt rock, erupts into spray, and then thunders into the canyons below. The walls of basalt rock that capture the mighty Zambezi form one of the great river corridors of the world. This is the domain of the Nyaminyami, the River God of the Tonga people and is the ‘highway’ for our rafts. The gorge is over 100 meters deep at the Falls and increases to over 200 meters by the end of a full day White Water Rafting trip. Despite this rugged terrain, the gorges below the Falls are thick with vegetation and incredibly spectacular. The rapids on the Zambezi River are officially defined as “Grade 5” by the British Canoe Union (Grade 6 being commercially un-runnable). Clients should be reasonably fit for this activity, as there is a steep walk into & out of the Batoka Gorge as well as the White Water Rafting activity itself. Please note : This activity departs from Victoria Falls Town, Zimbabwe.

  • Transfers (B&B's, Guest Houses and Hotels in Victoria Falls Town only)
  • Gear( wet suite in the winter)
  • Lunch
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a high level of physical fitness
  • Minimum age: 15 years (This can be flexible, at management’s discretion i.e. if the child is of the right maturity, strength and will fit into a life jacket properly then younger children are sometimes accepted.Maximum age: There is no maximum age limit, however Wild Horizons retain the right to refuse to take a client who is clearly going to be unable to cope with the rigours of rafting.Low Water Rafting
  • Approximate Dates: 10th August – 25th December
  • Rapids: #1 to #19
  • Lunch: Lunch at Top of Gorge at Rapid # 19High Water- Rafting
  • Approximate Dates: 25th Dec – 10th August
  • Rapids: #11 to #23
  • Lunch: Lunch is served at the top of the gorge at Rapid #23
  • is controlled and manoeuvred by the guide using “12 foot-long” oars from the middle of the raft. Guests are seated in the front and rear of the raft and hold on to the safety line around the perimeter of the raft.
  • requires the passengers to actively assist the guide in manoeuvring the raft through the rapids and the calm stretches, they are seated around the perimeter of the boat and all paddle, but do not hold onto the safety line.
  • The walk in and out of the gorge is steep and rocky. The walk out is approximately 750 feet to the top of the gorge and requires a reasonable degree of fitness. There is cold beer, soft drink and water top of the gorge for guests.
  • Photographic and video coverage will be offered on every trip to guests for an extra fee.
  • Tipping is not compulsory. If however you would like to leave a token of your thanks, the following is a guideline:
  • Guide: US$10 per guest per day.
  • Other Staff: US$5 per guest per day.
Cancellation policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
Reviews
Epic white water rafting adventure
Gwen C
We had an amazing time white water rafting the mighty Zambezi with Wild Horizons. Our guide was Colgate, who was clearly very experienced, friendly and inspiring for the more nervous members of our group. His constant checks of 'are we together?' was reassuring and became a mantra of our whole holiday. We had a clear briefing before we started rafting. The views through the gorge are amazing and we saw some crocodiles and monkeys from the raft. The rapids we got to do were massive and so much fun! The only thing to be aware of is that you do have to get down into the gorge and out at the end, which is a steep and hot walk requiring reasonable fitness. However we were greeted at the top with cold beers and delicious lunch! I would really recommend this activity with wild horizons, and we'd love to come back and do the whole stretch of rapids in the future!
Patience and professionalism personified
shebman
Everything about my experience was spectacular. And I just have to especially thank all the guides on the tour especially my lead guide and PJ. Extremely patient and kind… they levelled up my already fantastic experience. Thank you so much. 100 percent id recommend them to anyone who is looking for a reliable company in the area.
Great experience
Robert_B
Great experience. As water high unable to do the first 10 rapids or so. Be prepared to walk down from the plain the the river and back out again at the end of the rafting experience. Happy guides and good equipment. Water warm so no wetsuits needed. Very good day!
Wet
Marietjie_B
Exhausting you have to be very fit to participate in the climb to and from river. loved the experience
Excellent trip
Sarah L
We conquered The Mighty Zambezi with our Fab Captain James he did a great job keeping us right when to padel and when to rest. Overall Amazing trip
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