White Water Rafting – Zimbabwe
Ride the wildest Zambezi waters
The rapids on the Zambezi River are officially defined as “Grade 5” by the British Canoe Union (Grade 6 not being commercially run). 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. The gorge is over 100 meters deep at the Falls and increases to over 200 meters by the end of a full day raft trip. Despite this rugged terrain, the gorges below the Falls are thick with vegetation and incredibly spectacular.
Approx. 6 hours
Low Water Rafting runs approx : 10th August – 25th December. Rapids: #1 to #19
High Water Rafting runs approx: 25th Dec – 10th August. Rapids: #11 to #23
Transfers from your Victoria Falls accommodation, rafting and lunch
Cash for National Park Fee (River Usage Fee)
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.
Don’t bring precious items in fact bring as little as possible
A swimsuit and shorts/cycling shorts but nothing that water will get sucked away by the water
A 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) They will be lost! Wet Suits will be provided in the winter months.
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 management retains the right to refuse to take a client who is clearly going to be unable to cope with the rigors of rafting.