White Water Rafting

Rafting on the Zambezi is a once in a lifetime experience. The walls of basalt rock that capture the mighty Zambezi form one of the great river corridors of the world. This is the domain of the Nyaminyami, the River God of the Tonga people and is now the highway for our rafts. At Victoria Falls the Zambezi River plummets into a gorge, which separates the placid river above the Falls and the turbulent rapids below.

White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River

Since David Livingstone named Victoria Falls after his Queen, thousands of people have come from all over the world to witness the spectacle, a mile long curtain of water that stretches across the glistening basalt rock, erupts into spray, and then thunders into the canyons below. The walls of basalt rock that capture the mighty Zambezi form one of the great river corridors of the world. This is the domain of the Nyaminyami, the River God of the Tonga people and is now the highway for our rafts. At Victoria Falls the Zambezi River plummets into a gorge, which separates the placid river above the Falls and the turbulent rapids below. 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.

Rafting on the Zambezi is a ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE. It is the WILDEST ONE DAY RUN IN THE WORLD beneath one of the Seven Wonders of the World. If you don't do it you'll regret it as soon as you leave!

Full or Half Day trips depart daily, Multi days are booked on request. The rapids on the Zambezi River are officially defined as "Grade 5" by the British Canoe Union (Grade 6 being commercially un-run-able). Clients should be reasonably fit for this activity, as there is a fairly steep walk into & out of the Batoka Gorge as well as the white water rafting activity itself. Clients will be from their respective accommodation facilities where they will be taken to the "Look-out," on the edge of the Gorge, for tea/coffee and their safety briefing before the days' activity commences. A light lunch is served at the top of the gorge.

Low Water Rafting

Days – Daily (10th August – 25th December)

Minimum / Maximum participants – Minimum 1 / Maximum N/A

Meeting Place – The Lookout

Rapids - No.1 to No. 19

Check In Time - 7.30am

Return to VFalls - 15h00

Language - English

Snack - Fruit snack served in Gorge at Rapid No: 11Lunch - Lunch at Top of Gorge at Rapid No: 19

Age Restrictions: 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 lifejacket properly younger kids are sometimes accepted.) Maximum age: There is no maximum age limit; however Wild Horizons retain the right to refuse to take a client who is clearly going to be unable to cope with the rigors of rafting.

High Water - Full Day

Days – Daily (25th Dec – 10th August )

Minimum / Maximum participants – Minimum 1 / Maximum N/A

Meeting Place - The Lookout

Rapids - No. 11- No.23

Check In Time - 08h00

Departure – 08h00

Return to VFalls - approx 14h30

Language – English

Lunch - Lunch is served at the top of the gorge at the end of the day

Age Restrictions: 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 lifejacket properly younger kids are sometimes accepted.) Maximum age: There is no maximum age limit; however Wild Horizons retain the right to refuse to take a client who is clearly going to be unable to cope with the rigors of rafting.

Multi Day White Water Rafting

Days – On Request / Booking

Minimum / Maximum participants – Minimum 4 / Maximum N/A

Departure – Varies – please enquire for more detail

Duration – 2 Night, 2 Day or 4 Night, 5 Day trips

Language – English

Age Restrictions: 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 lifejacket properly younger kids are sometimes accepted.) Maximum age: There is no maximum age limit; however Wild Horizons retain the right to refuse to take a client who is clearly going to be unable to cope with the rigors of rafting.

Highlights - The spectacular Batoka Gorge is the highway for our Multi Day Rafting trips. After the wildest one-day run in the world, our experienced guides continue on down the Zambezi River offering 2½ Day through to 5 Day journeys. All equipment is taken on the rafts and camp is set on remote sandy beaches only accessible by raft. The river varies from long peaceful stretches to renowned and wild Grade 5 rapids such as "Ghostrider", "Chimamba" and "Moemba Falls".