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Victoria Falls Rafting - Zambia

Experience the best one day white water rafting in the world.

Whitewater rafting on the Zambezi River

Rafting on the Zambezi River (from Wild Horizons)

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In the rafting world, the Zambezi River rafting is classified as class 5 (high volume) out of 6 - 1 being the tamest and 6 being commercially not raftable. With rapids named Stairway to Heaven, The Terminator, Oblivion, The Washing Machine, Judgement Day, Devils Toilet Bowl and Oblivion, you get an idea of what to expect.

Due to the fluctuating water levels of the Zambezi, there are high and low water seasons at different times of the year.

High water rafting begins in mid-January and ends in August. Sometimes, however, if the water level is too high, rafting will close as a safety concern during the months of April and May. High water rafting goes from rapid number #10 to #25 as the water rise they start putting in at #14. These trips are full day from 8h30 to 15h30.

Low water rafting starts in approximately August through to January and this is when the river is at its wildest. Half day trips go from either rapid #1 to #10 (morning trip - 7h30 to 14h00) or #10 to #25 (afternoon trip - 10h15 to 17h30). Full day trips take you through #1 to #25 from 7h30 to 17h30. The difference between this activity and the one offered in Zimbabwe is that in Zambia, there is no hike out of the Batoka Gorge but a cable car takes you out the gorge instead which is a huge bonus for some people.

Full day rafting trips include drinks and lunch. Half-day morning trips include breakfast, a light lunch and drinks, and the afternoon trips include lunch and drinks. All rafting trips depart from the Livingstone Day Activity Centre.

What you will need to bring
• Wear a comfortable T-shirt and shorts
• Wear light comfortable shoes that won't slip off

The minimum age for rafting is 15 years.


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