You cannot speak, think, or talk about the Zambezi as though it is a simple stretch of water that gently meanders along a set course. It is a river, a waterfall, and the most magnificent white water rafting corridor on earth!
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.
This is the domain of the Nyami Nyami, the River God of the Tonga people and is the ‘highway’ for our rafts.
Guests are be collected from their respective hotels and taken to the spectacular The Lookout Café for information & safety briefing. This is where guests meet up with their Wild Horizons Rafting Guides – the very finest crew on the Zambezi River for this Low Water Rafting Experience!
Additional Information on White Water Rafting
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
When: Low Water Rafting
Approximate Dates: 10th August – 25th December
High Water- Rafting Approximate Dates: 25th Dec – 10th August
Where: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Weather: Weather permitting
What to Wear: Swimsuit and shorts/cycling shorts but nothing that water will suck away T-shirt or long-sleeved shirt for sun protection Sturdy shoes/trainers or rafting shoes. Your shoes must be securely fitted to your feet (i.e. no flip-flops) or they will be lost! Wet Suits will be provided in the winter months.
Things to Bring: National Park Fee (River Usage Fee) in cash A way to secure glasses to yourself or they will be lost Sunscreen and lip balm (guides will have dry bag for this) A peak cap that will fit comfortably under your helmet. Bring as little as possible!
Inclusions A heart racing, eye widening, mind blowing Zambezi white water rafting trip, transfers from/to Victoria Falls Town, gear, & lunch.
*Exclusions National Park Fees (to be settled directly upon check-in), Visa fees (if applicable) & Items of a personal nature
Clients are given the option between an “oar boat” and a “paddle boat”.
An “oar boat” 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.
A “paddle boat” 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.
Walk in and out of the Gorge
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.