Zambezi River Excursions

Experience the tranquil Zambezi River excursions above the Victoria Falls and below the falls. If White Water Rafting Victoria Falls is a little too ‘white knuckle’ for your taste, yet your adventurous side is calling for an on-the-go fun-filled Zambezi River excursion then look no further.

Our unique Hydro Speed Surfing on the wave at rapid 2 ticks all the boxes – it’s fun, physical, challenging and located in the beautiful scenery of the Batoka Gorge below the Victoria Falls.

Why not combine this amazing activity with a dip in the rock pools beneath the Victoria Falls? Swimming below the sheer rock face with water cascading around you under one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World is truly an experience of a lifetime.

For nature lovers, and those wanting a more leisurely excursion to explore the Zambezi River above the Falls, the Livingstone Drift and River Float are for you. Ideal for couples, families and groups, an afternoon drifting on an inflatable raft down the Zambezi exploring quiet channels, spotting birds and river wildlife while sipping a drink is a great way to end another perfect day in Africa.

The Livingstone Drift and River Float operate throughout the year. The Hydro Speed Surfing and Swim under the Victoria Falls are available in the Low Water season from August to December depending on water levels.

Overview

FITNESS LEVEL
Average Fitness – The walk down and up the gorge, partly on wooden ladders, is physically demanding.

ACTIVITY TIMES
Activity times are not exact, they are a guide and cover from pick up to drop off, and include safety briefings, relevant hiking to activity, short rest periods and refreshment stops.

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
We suggest you don’t bring cell phones or cameras for the Swim under the Falls and Hydrospeed activities.

ROAD TRANSFERS
Rates include return road transfers from local Livingstone accommodation venues & Zambian border.

VIDEO FOOTAGE & IMAGES
Video footage and photographs for Hydrospeed and the Victoria Falls Swim activities are available at an extra cost.

Itinerary

Day 1
OPTIONS

SWIMMING UNDER THE VICTORIA FALLS
AVAILABILITY: Low Water Season – August to December (depending on water levels).
After a walk down to the ‘Boiling Pot’, paddle across in our inflatable rafts and cool off in the rock pools below the Falls. This is an unforgettable experience right in the heart of one of the most beautiful places on earth with the rock face towering more than a hundred meters all around you with cascades of water tumbling down from high above
FITNESS: Average – entails some scrambling over rocks and boulders: a reasonable sense of balance and physical co-ordination is necessary.
DURATION: ± 4 to 4.5 hours.
TIME: 07h30 – 12h00 & 11h30 – 15h30

HYDROSPEED ZAMBEZI RIVER SURFING
AVAILABILITY: Low Water Season – August to December (depending on water levels).
Surfing the wave at rapid 2 is a wonderfully challenging, physical activity. Your guide will teach you the basics of river wave surfing on our new Hydro speed ‘anvil,’ and then your fun starts! A swim under the Vic Falls is a great part of this exciting activity.
FITNESS LEVEL: Average – The walk down and up the gorge, partly on wooden ladders, is physically demanding.
DURATION: ± 4.5 hours.
TIME: 07h30 – 12h00

LIVINGSTONE’S DRIFT
Enjoy a tranquil drift on an inflatable raft through quiet channels of the river, overhung with water-loving trees and interspersed with small rapids. Refreshments and snack platters will be served on the raft.
AVAILABILITY: Year Round
FITNESS: Low – paddling is optional
DURATION: ± 4 hours
TIMES: 08h00 – 12h00 & 14h00 – 18h00

RIVER FLOAT
Perfect for groups and backpackers, a tranquil drift on an inflatable raft through quiet channels of the river, overhung with water-loving trees and interspersed with small rapids. Limited refreshments and light snacks will be served on the raft
AVAILABILITY: Year Round
FITNESS: Low – paddling is optional
DURATION: ± 4 hours
TIMES: 08h00 – 12h00 & 14h00 – 18h00

INCLUSIONS

Cost Includes

  • Qualified and Experienced Guide.
  • Bottled mineral water.
  • All equipment: hydrospeed, fins, helmet etc.
  • Return Road Transfers
  • Snacks, drinks (limited, depending on what option you take)

Cost Excludes

  • Items of personal nature

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