Zambezi River low water rafting season expected to commence again on Sunday

by Tony
(25th August 2011)

Zambezi River Rafting

Zambezi River Rafting

Earlier this week oarsmen from Adventure Zone and Wild Horizons rafted the Zambezi River below Victoria Falls, between rapids number 1 and 10 to assess whether the river has reached the levels suitable to start this seasons low water rafting trips.

The river was runnable but still a bit wild, and not quite safe yet to take clients. Water levels are dropping and the companies anticipate the low water trips to commence this coming Sunday 28th August 2011, which is great news for everyone.

High water trips raft rapids 11 though to 24 skipping out the more treacherous rapids like number 7 which are dangerous at high water levels, as the water level recedes these rapids become safe to run.

Low water trips, which raft rapids 1 through to 19, normally start on about the 15th August every year, but due to highly rainfall in the region this past season it has taken longer for the river to drop to the required safety level.

The Zambezi low water white water rafting has the highest concentration of grade 4 and 5 rapids anywhere in the world. It will stay as a low water run until the rains once again arrive at the end of the year and the river level rises to unsafe levels normally towards the end of December.

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