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River boarding and Rafting in Victoria Falls

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The Zambezi River is to riverboarding as Hawaii is to surfing. The river is classified as a high volume; pool drop river i.e. there is little exposed rock either in the rapids or the pools below the rapids. The distance between rapids allows time to relax and prepare for the next challenge. The gorge itself varies between approximately 140m and 250m deep making for spectacular scenery.

THE TRIP

The Combo consists of two of the most exciting activities on the river, river boarding and rafting.

We use shorter sections of the river, as we tend to stop at “play spots” along the way to surf, ride whirlies and “squirt” (best described as “flying underwater”). First of all, clients must have basic swimming abilities and a reasonable state of fitness as a minimum prerequisite. Basic skills are taught in still water and then we progress into moving water. At any time the client may opt out of the trip and ride in the support raft. Also, the trip leader may remove any client from the water and into the raft at any time if, in the trip leader’s opinion, the client does not possess the necessary skills, fitness or mental state to safely continue the trip.

The length of the trip (e.g. half day and full day) and the number of rapids run depends on the level of the water in the gorge.

AGE RESTRICTION

The minimum age is 15 years. Children under 15 years may participate subject to consultation between parents and trip leader. The maximum age limit is dependent on the individual’s general state of health, physical fitness and consultation with trip leader.

EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED

Expert guides, wet suits, booties, helmets, life jackets, fins, body board with wrist leash.

DRINKS SUPPLIED

On the river our safety raft carries water and juice. At the top of the gorge, at the end of the trip – complimentary soft drinks and beers are enjoyed.

GUIDES AND SAFETY

Guides are fully trained professionals and hold a valid first aid certificate.

Clients must be aware that any water activity contains an element of risk. A comprehensive first aid kit is carried on each trip. Each client is required to sign the Zambezi River board Indemnity form prior to departure. Our support raft also carries a radio for communication with our bases in Victoria Falls and Livingstone and direct with M.A.R.S. (Medical Air Rescue Services).

RIVER BOARDING AND RAFTING OPTIONS AND PRICES
 



 


Rates

* All rates are in US Dollar.

Title Price Duration Applicability
Low Water- Half Day Combo - excl Park Fees $140 6 July-Jan
Low Water – Full Day Combo - excl Park Fees $140 6 July-March
High Water - Full Day Combo - excl Park Fees $140 6 Feb-June
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