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Victoria Falls Canoeing

Excellent game and bird watching on the Zambezi River as well as feasting on the phenomenal scenery...

Victoria Falls canoeing above the Falls on the upper Zambezi is the perfect activity for those who not only want to see the abundant bird and animal life but also for those who want to experience the peace and tranquillity of the Zambezi River. The river is a kilometre wide and in places a bit more. It has an indescribable beauty with crystal clear waters and a myriad of islands and channels to explore.

Canoeing in Victoria Falls carrying the boats

"These are the inflatable canoes, which are very stable and easy to handle"


Canoeing in Victoria Falls

"This is how you and your canoes are transported to the drop off point..up river"


"Excellent opportunities to get up close to game"

"Enjoy exploring all the channels with excellent birdlife"


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No Previous Experience Needed......

The birdlife is phenomenal with rare beauties like the African Finfoot and others often seen. Game is prolific on the Zimbabwean side so whether you are an avid bird watcher, wildlife fan or just want to experience the peace and tranquillity of this mighty river, I would highly recommend an “Above the Victoria Falls Canoeing Trip” it’s a great way to get to know this outstanding location.

Sections of the upper river do have a little bit of white water (nothing like the rapids below the falls). So there are different types of trips on offer. Make sure when booking you are clear on what you want.

Cameras and videos can be taken on the trip with the guides keeping them safe in a waterproof bag in the wetter sections.

The afternoon Wine route canoe trips are in Canadian canoes as it is all calm water. The half day, full day and multi day trips are in the very stable inflatable canoes (like mini rafts) they are good for any sections of white water but are also good on the calm stretches. Life jackets will be issued to every client.

Different trips offer self paddling or you can also be paddled by a qualified guide. Half day, full day, sunset and overnight excursions are all available. So make sure you get the right Victoria Falls canoeing experience you want.


Canoeing Victoria Falls

" Extreme care is taken when approaching hippos"

Canoeing in Victoria Falls

"Beautiful scenery along the way"


Afternoon "Wine Route" Canoe Trips are great way to just get out for a couple of hours and experience the mighty Zambezi River. These photos below give you some idea of what to expect.

zambezi canoe trip


canoeing zambezi


Zambezi wine route Wine route


Activity Operators

Shearwater Adventures - Victoria Falls Canoeing "Welcome to our world" cruise peacefully exploring the islands and channels, with a personalised guided safari of the upper Zambezi River, as you sit back and relax in the comfort of our River Safari boat. Operating from the Zimbabwe side starting in the Zambezi National Park.

Wild Horizons Upper Zambezi Canoe Trips- Victoria Falls Canoeing - Operating from the Zimbabwe side is the longest established canoe company on the Zambezi River with 13 years of setting standards on the Upper Zambezi!


Watch this short Promotional Video from Shearwater Adventures


* No previous experience is required and clients do NOT need to be proficient swimmers.

* Minimum number is 2 people and maximum of 24 people. Larger groups on request using canoes and inflatable rafts.

* The minimum age for canoe trips using crocodiles is 12 years. There is no maximum age.

* The appropriate dress required is shorts, T-Shirts, shoes and sunscreen and a wide brimmed hat. Dry bags are provided for cameras and valuables.

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Client Testimonials

by Kate (Zimbabwe)
Many thanks for all your assistance. You have probably been the most responsive and helpful tour organizers I have worked with- anywhere in the world. I'll be sure to recommend you to my colleagues and friends.

All the activities lived up to the hype!
by Alex (Swaziland)
Good Afternoon Boo,
Just wanted to let you know that we are now back in Swaziland and had an incredibly fun time enjoying Victoria Falls! All the activities lived up to the hype and I would like to thank you for all your help in organising a busy but full holiday for us! Everything went smoothly from the moment we arrived to the time we left.
Also wondering where you prefer to have your reviews written?
Thanks again!
All the best

Memory I will not forget
by Sunitha (22.5.13)
Hi Jane
Hope you are keeping well.I must say a very big thank you for all your assistance and advice for my trip. I had the most amazing time at Vic Falls, a memory I will not forget.
Thanks a million once again.

Fantastic Itinerary
by Graham & Janet (United Kingdom)
Dear Boo
We would like to offer our thanks for sorting a fantastic itinerary for our all too short visit to Vic Falls. The cruise on the Zambesi at sunset was a delight and the helicopter flight breathtaking! The pick ups were punctual and staff members were all very smiley, friendly, helpful and good company. The whole experience of the actual Falls and the town itself was outstanding.
We will return! Your company will be our first port of call. Many thanks for a very efficient service.
Best wishes

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