Experience the excitement of canoeing down Zimbabwe’s mighty Zambezi River
Experience the adventure of canoeing down the mighty Zambezi River through some of Africa’s most beautiful wilderness encountering magnificent wildlife. These canoe trails are operated by Natureways in the manner of early explorers, where everything is carried in the canoes. Imagine the thrill as your canoe passes close to a herd of elephants drinking in the river, or a pod of hippo wallowing in the shallows. No method of travel could bring you closer to the beauty and remoteness of the African bush.
Accommodation is in two-man dome tents on the shore. Canoe trails are semi-participatory, with each trip accompanied by 2 qualified canoe guides who will take care of all of the cooking, washing and other camp chores. Travellers are free to help out if they wish. Canoe trips range from 2 nights to 7 nights, covering a distance of approx 22 km daily. No prior canoeing experience is necessary, but you must be able to swim.
Light aircraft flights are available from Victoria Falls to Lake Kariba then road transfers from Kariba to the Zambezi River
Zambezi Canoeing Safari
3 days/2 nights
Early morning pick up and briefing, before walking down a steep gorge to the river, where canoes and camping equipment await. After a safety demonstration, paddle to a shady picnic spot where lunch is served. There’s time for a siesta before continuing to your campsite, on an island named Crocodile Rocks. Enjoy a well-deserved hot bucket shower and dinner tonight. LD
Zambezi River Canoeing
Awaken at sunrise for tea or coffee and biscuits, before another few hours of canoeing. After a leisurely breakfast, set off for more incredible Zambezi Valley scenery and wildlife spotting. Following lunch, head to Twin Logs Island, the location of your second campsite. BLD
Tour ends Kariba/airport
Up again at daybreak, making good time on the river to your pick-up point at Chirundu. A driver will return you to Kariba or the airport by mid-afternoon. B