Whitewater Rafting 2 Full Days & 1 Night

Victoria Falls

Tour Rating
5.0
Overview

Spend a night under the beautiful African stars inside the Batoka Canyon of the Zambezi River with 2 full days of whitewater rafting.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Overnight Tented Accommodation
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Victoria Falls

Raft the most thrilling section of this river. Cover a number of class 3-5 rapids that define the river as the world's greatest river of whitewater rafting. Sleep and camp under the stars of the African night. Guests should be in Victoria Falls Village at least one day before the first day of the raft trip as per-departure briefings are held one day prior. This will give you a chance to meet your raft guides, discuss the adventure that lies ahead of you, ask any last minute questions and also get things like dry bags and sleeping bags. Guests should breakfast at their hotel prior to pick up at 9 am when they will be driven to our office where the river safety briefing is held. The first part of any rafting experience is very much a learning exercise followed by Swimming Under The Spry Of The Victoria Falls, however today there is no gradual build up; Depending on the water this 16 or 24 km stretch on day one is by far the wildest section of river that will be covered on the 1.5 day trip including many class 5 rapids. Some of the rapids on day one include Morning Glory, Stairway to Heaven, Land of The Giants, and The Devil's Toilet Bowl . We will reach our beach campsite at rapid #21 at about 4 pm.

Rapid 19- Dam site

We rise as the sun illuminates the towering walls above, to the smell of bacon and eggs on the fire. Then, with all the equipment once more stowed securely for the voyage down stream, and a long day ahead of us , we cast off into a world of exhilarating action with class 4s and 5s rapids lined up and scenes of remarkable beauty. We have only one portaging around Moemba Falls which is a class 6 rapid. We will then raft 2 rapids before we arrive at the Dam site around 3pm where we will have start that long walk to the top of the canyon ice cold soft drinks and beers will be waiting and drive back to town which will take about two hours drive.

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Minimum age is 15 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
  • A minimum of 15 people per booking is required
Cancellation policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
Reviews
White water rafting with Shockwave along the Zambezi river
divinesifuwe
We had a 2½ days trip, we camped for two nights along the Zambezi sand beaches..it was the most beautiful and fun experience of my life...I would do it over and over again..The meals were very good...Who ever knew Rafting could be this safe and fun.....thank you Shockwave for such a phenomenal experience..
Shockwave Adventure Rocks!!!!
MicheleHollingsworth
This is my first visit to Africa and thank God we took our friends recommendation to plan through Philani @Shockwave Adventure. Everything has been so easy and taken care of thru Philani. Yesterday we went river rafting on the mighty Zambezi River!! It was amazing! We have already enjoyed a sunset cruise and safaris in Chobe National Park, Botswana where all of our transfers and border crossings were easy. Any needs Bart & I have had for information (where to get cash, where to eat etc) has been easy to communicate with Philani. He has taken Very good care of us! We leave today for 2days in Hwrenge. This has been a trip of our lifetime!!! We will tell all our friends about Shockwave adventures!!
The Absolute Highlight of our Action and Adventure packed Vic Falls Trip !!
AndyStokerKnysna
Our family of 5 and 3 friends had an absolute blast on the Shockwave 1.5 day overnight rafting trip ! Philani , Silent and their team were such a pleasure to be with. They are a thoroughly professional outfit in all respects - they combine humour and expertise to make one feel totally safe without taking away from the excitement and challenge of the rapids. The food was superb and camping on a white sandy beach in the Batoka Gorge was a highlight ! The team of porters who brought down food and camping gear did an amazing job, and our every request was catered for - even to the extent of chocolate cake and ice cream to celebrate a birthday in the group!! Going the extra mile in such a way was so very much appreciated ! It was all over much too soon , but another highlight was to see the village where Philani and Team grew up en route by safari vehicle to Vic Falls. Thanks guys, you're the greatest !
Experience of a lifetime - overnight rafting and camping trip
Lauren M
I can’t say enough good things about the experience my partner and I had rafting with Shockwave! We did the 1.5 day raft trip with one night camping on the banks of the Zambezi and it’s an experience I’ll never forget. I would recommend Shockwave to anyone based on our experience. We also loved booking with the only company in Vic Falls owned and operated by a local Zimbabwean and enjoyed the personalized service of a smaller operation. From submitting an inquiry through the end of the trip, everyone we dealt with was friendly and focused on making sure we had a great time. The rafting: Part of the reason we were stoked to raft with Shockwave was their focus on safety. We had no idea until midway through the trip what good hands we were actually in: our raft guide, TT, is the captain of Zimbabwe’s national rafting team and has won international competitions on this stretch of the river. His expertise showed! He masterfully guided us through the rapids. Every other person we met in Vic Falls who went rafting had flipped at least once, whereas we didn’t even come close. The water was the biggest I’ve ever run, definitely no joke and quite a thrill, but we seemed to hit every line just right. Additionally, there were flatter stretches of river in which we were allowed to swim along in the current and even jump off a small cliff. The experience of floating down the Zambezi was amazing! The camping: I couldn’t believe how many hard-working men worked on schlepping our gear down the canyon, setting up camp, and cooking our meals. As people who are used to camping and doing all the work ourselves, it was a luxury to be so well take care of. The tent/sleeping situation was comfortable and the meals were excellent. Dinner around the campfire was one of my favorite meals on a trip that included plenty of fine dining! A highlight of the whole experience was sitting around the campfire after dinner talking with our guides, laughing and learning a bit about life in Zimbabwe. The views and the stars were also incredible when camping. My partner and I came away so impressed with our experience. I hope to return to do a longer trip with them. TT, Liberty in the kayak, and the other guys who contributed to our trip were a joy to get to know. Thank you for an amazing time!
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