Note: $US 10 per person Park Fees to be paid directly
The trip can be customized for large groups.
The Zambezi River is classified as a high volume, pool-drop river, i.e., there is little exposed rock either in the rapids or the pools below the rapids. The distance between rapids varies from 100 m to 2 km. The gorge itself is approximately 400 feet deep at the put-in point and 750 feet at the take out point and drops about 400 feet over the 24 km covered in the trip.
During low water, guests can do a full or half day trip. At the end of a full day or a half day trip, there is a lift out of the gorge.
The tour is inclusive of meals and drinks for the day.
Guests are welcome to do rafting ‘combos', such as raft and cruise combo, raft and jet boat combo, raft and heli out of gorge. Riverboarding is also available.
The itinerary for the full day (low water) tour is as follows:
- 8.00 am pick up from Livingstone accommodation
- meet at Zambezi Waterfront for tea or coffee and safety briefing; depart from Waterfront around 9 am for Boiling Pot and rapid # 1
- lunch is provided on the banks of the river by rapid # 10
- at the end of the trip, guests will get a lift out of the gorge at rapid # 21 where the truck will be waiting with cold soft drinks and bottled water to take them back to Zambezi Waterfront
- 5 pm guests arrive back at the Waterfront where they will be served dinner; they will also watch the video of the day's rafting
- 6 pm guests will be transferred back to their accommodation.
The cancellation policy is as follows:
- cancellations made more than 30 days before travel result in loss of deposit
- cancellations made between 30 and eight days of travel incur 25% cancellation fee
- cancellations made between seven and two days of travel incur 50% cancellation fee
- cancellations made within 24hours of travel (or no-shows) are charged 100% cancellation fee
- if a participant is sick and can provide a doctor's note, he is given 100% refund.
Children under 15 years are not allowed.
Participants must wear good shoes for walking in and out of the gorge; rafter sandals are ideal. Nothing extra should be brought along, i.e., cameras, glasses, etc. These things can be locked up in a safety box at the Waterfront for the day. Sunscreen is highly recommended.
Any previous injuries or existing conditions must be declared so that guides can assess if guests are fit for the rafting trip.