Zambezi White Water Rafting Tour

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Zambezi White Water Rafting Tour

On the waters of the Zambezi…learn the art of white water rafting, camping, and Big Game Watching as Worldaway Tours takes you on the exotic Educational Vacation of a lifetime!

On your first day of the 11 Day Zambezi White Water Rafting Tour you’ll enjoy a scenic introduction to Victoria Falls including a Welcome Dinner and Drumming Show!

Jump right into the action on Day 2 with rafting training, a history lesson on the majestic Zambezi River, and a Guided Tour of the Victoria Falls Rainforest!

The Zambezi National Park will be your campsite home for the week as the 11 Day Zambezi White Water Rafting Tour teaches you how to pump and rig the raft before you get your first adventure on the Upper Zambezi River!

Day 4, take an hour long Game Drive from the campsite and witness some of the area’s most entertaining animals before hopping on the river for an entire day of rafting!

The 11 Day Zambezi White Water Rafting Tour picks up more momentum on Day 5 as you head down to the canyon to raft rapids both 1 and 11 before seeing the majestic Victoria Falls from the bottom, one of the rarest sights on the continent!

Rock jumps, cave diving, and hiking are the highlights of Day 6! You’ll also raft rapid number 17 before lunch and raft rapid 21 after lunch before setting up a new campsite there, deep in the Bush of Zambezi National Park!

Day 7 is an adventurer’s delight! Raft from rapid 21 to the narrows 3, a 5 hour long journey involving rapids, twists, turns, and amazing views! And that’s not all! A Fishing Competition to see who can catch dinner will take up your afternoon and add a thrilling ending to one of the most entertaining days of the trip!

The 11 Day Zambezi White Water Rafting Tour is far from over though! Day 8 is a full day of rowing the river, learning your way around the rocks, rapids, and islands of the great Zambezi!

Enjoy your final days by exploring the scenery, wildlife, and rafting opportunities of Victoria Falls before the next day plays host to a Chobe Day Trip, including a River Cruise, a 4×4 Safari, and Lunch! You’ll even experience some final bonding time with your group at Graduation Dinner!

Whether you’re a rafting novice or a regular river rat, the Professional Tour Guides who will show you the ropes meet you right where you are! They’ll take your skill level to new heights (and new rapids, waterfalls, etc.), all while you witness amazing wildlife in its natural habitat and bond with your peers!

Sign up today for the trip of a lifetime!  

 

 

  • Day 1: Arrival & Welcome Dinner

     

    Our team will welcome you at the Victoria Falls International Airport and drive you to holiday home.

    1900hrsOfficial Welcome Dinner at the multi award winning and popular traditional restaurant – The Boma Dinner and Drumming Show at Victoria Falls.


    MEALS: Dinner.

    Accommodation: Overnight at the holiday home.

  • DAY 2: Orientation & Training

    0700hrs – Breakfast at the holiday home.

    0830hrs – You will be transferred to a half day orientation and training on Rafting and Victoria Falls as a town.

    The following will be covered during the orientation:

    1. Get-acquainted and icebreaking games
    2. Introduction to rafting
    3. The History of the Mighty Zambezi river and the gorges
    4. Rafting as a sport
    5. How to pump and rig a raft

     

    Then you will be given your camping gear that you will use for the rest of the trip. You will be given a dry bag, sleeping bag, liner, mosquito net and pillow.

    1300hrs – Lunch at a restaurant of choice (own account).

    1400hrs – Guided tour of the Victoria Falls Rainforest and curio market.

    1900hrs – Dinner (own account).


    MEALS: Breakfast.

    Accommodation: Overnight at the holiday home.

  • DAY 3: Zambezi National Park

    0700hrs – Breakfast at the holiday home.

    0830hrs – You will be transferred to the campsite in Zambezi National Park.

    0930hrs – Orientation on how to pump and rig a raft and setting up the campsite.

    1200hrs – Lunch.

    1400hrs – Rafting intro on the Upper Zambezi.

    1900hrs – Dinner at the campsite.


    MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    Accommodation: Overnight at the campsite.

  • DAY 4: Zambezi National Park

    0700hrs – Breakfast at the campsite.

    0830hrs – You will be driven to the rafting starting point for approximately an hour and get the opportunity to view some game. You will spend the whole day out rafting and get back to the campsite at sunset.

    1900hrs – Dinner at the campsite.


    MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    Accommodation: Overnight at the campsite.

  • DAY 5: Zambezi National Park

    0600hrs – Breakfast at the campsite.

    0700hrs – Pack up camping gear, load the vehicle and drive down to the canyon.

    1000hrs – You will get two hours to do some shopping as you will be deep in the bush for a few days.

    1200hrs – Lunch break.

    1300hrs – White water rafting from Rapid number 1 by going below the Victoria Falls and seeing the falls from the bottom and go up to rapid Number 11 then back to the campsite at sunset.

    1900hrs – Dinner at the campsite.


    MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    Accommodation: Overnight at the campsite.

  • DAY 6: Zambezi National Park

    0700hrs – Breakfast at the campsite.

    0830hrs – You will continue rafting, do rock jumps, cave visits and hike until rapid no. 17.

    1300hrs – Lunch.

    1400hrs – You will continue rafting up to rapid number 21 were you will set up a campsite.

    1900hrs – Dinner at the campsite.


    MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    Accommodation: Overnight at the campsite.

  • DAY 7: Zambezi National Park

    0700hrs – Breakfast at the campsite.

    0830hrs – You will continue from 21 to narrows 3 and camp.

    1300hrs – Lunch.

    1400hrs – You will go on rafting along dam side and return to the campsite were you will be given fishing gear and split into teams for a fishing competition.

    1900hrs – Dinner at the campsite.


    MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    Accommodation: Overnight at the campsite

  • DAY 8: Zambezi National Park

    0700hrs – Breakfast at the campsite.

    0830hrs – You will continue rafting and now you will get to try to row some rafts and it’s getting easy and exciting.

    1300hrs – Lunch.

    1400hrs –You will continue on rowing till the end of the day.

    1900hrs – Dinner at the campsite.


    MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    Accommodation: Overnight at the campsite.

  • DAY 9: Victoria Falls

    0700hrs – Breakfast at the campsite.

    0830hrs – More rowing training and heading to take out and chances are high that you will see some wild animals.

    1300hrs – Lunch.

    1400hrs – You will drive to Victoria Falls and check in at a holiday home.

    1900hrs – Dinner at a restaurant of your choice (own account).


    MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch.

    Accommodation: Overnight at the holiday home.

  • DAY 10: Graduation Dinner

    0600hrs – Early breakfast at the holiday home.

    0700hrs –Botswana full Chobe day trip, this trip includes a river cruise, 4×4 safari and lunch.

    1900hrs – Closing Dinner at a local restaurant and graduation ceremony.


    MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    Accommodation: Overnight at the holiday home.

  • DAY 11: Departure

    0700hrs – Breakfast at the holiday home.

    0900hrs – Check out from the holiday home.

    1000hrs – Transfer to Victoria Falls International Airport for departure.


    MEALS: Breakfast.

Like all of our exciting Educational Tour options, this tour offers participants a carefully crafted balance of learning elements (lessons, lectures, seminars, field study, etc), planned activities and excursions (cultural activities, mini-tours, sightseeing, etc) and free time for you to explore in your own way or to simply relax. This is what makes Worldaway Learning Tours so unique!

Here’s what you can expect on this tour*:

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*Breakdown provided for informational purposes only. Individual experiences may differ. 

Our ‘Start Dates’ represent the day that you should arrive into the country. This is officially the first day of the tour and is the day that the local guide has set aside to meet and collect the tour participants. To allow this to be a smooth process, we ask that you do your best to arrive in the morning of the official start day. If you’re having troubles finding a suitable flight, or if you are worried about your flight arrival time, let us know so that we can assist.

No. Flights are not included in the listed tour price. We have participants joining our tours from all around the world, and as such we believe that individuals can find the best deals on their own. Need some help finding flights? We can guide you to some great resources, so just ask.

*We strongly recommend that you only purchase flights once your tour has been confirmed.

Yes. It is important that you are covered in the event of something terrible (or just terribly annoying) happening. Whether it’s a last-minute flight change, losing your luggage, or falling ill while abroad, if you have proper travel insurance cover, you can sit back and enjoy the experience worry-free.

We believe that World Nomads is the best insurance provider for adventure travelers. Policies through World Nomads cover trip cancellation, medical emergencies, emergency evacuation, as well as lost, stolen or damaged personal belongings. Their policies are extremely competitive so get your free no obligation quote here!

It is each traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have the correct tourist entry visa/s and any necessary vaccinations. Both of these items depend on your own background – i.e. What passport are you travelling on? What vaccinations you have had previously? We can certainly help guide you through the process and have lots of great advice to give, so again, just ask.

Yes! While we welcome groups, families, couples and friends, our Learning Tours are also designed with individual travelers in mind. You’ll be part of a larger group which is made up of other intrepid travelers from all over the world. This is a great way to meet like-minded people and we’re sure you will make a few long-lasting friendships.

On most tours the minimum number of participants is 2 and maximum is 12. Group sizes vary at different times of the year, but generally speaking we will do our best to ensure there is at least 4 participants on each tour where possible.

In most cases, yes! There are some instances where tour participants will travel by foot, like walking a short distance between your accommodation and a learning or activity center for example, but for everything else, the transport is all arranged for you!

As mentioned above, flights, visas, insurance and vaccinations are not included – so these costs are additional to the listed tour price. In addition, you should consider the following:

  • Airport taxes and entry/departure fees (if not included in your flight ticket)
  • Additional food, drinks and snacks
  • Money for optional activities /excursions (where available)
  • Personal spending money (think souvenirs!)

The amount of additional money you may need is impossible for us to judge, and really does depend on your own spending habits, but if you have any questions about this, or want some help working out your budget, just let us know.

In most cases, no. Breakfast is often included at your accommodation, but lunches and dinners will be subject to the tour itinerary. As such, some are included, some are not, but this does of course provide a wonderful opportunity to try out the local cuisine for yourself.

Yes. It has become fairly common for tour participants to request special dietary provisions, so in most cases this can easily be catered for. If you have concerns about this though, let us know and we can discuss it with complete confidentiality.

Yes, absolutely! Free time is an important part of every tour. There is nothing more frustrating than having to follow a strict and unforgiving itinerary. Where possible, you will have free time to explore, partake in some of the local attractions and activities, or simply relax – it’s up to you!

Great! Simply follow the prompts on the ‘Book Now’ tab to secure your spot on this truly unique adventure. As soon as we receive your booking, we’ll get to work making sure everything is organized for you. It’s that easy!

Once you have completed the booking form you can secure your spot by paying a deposit of US$500. This is part of the total tour price and will be deducted from your final invoice. The balance needs to be paid 6 weeks prior to your tour start date. Don’t worry – we will send you a reminder when that time comes and an invoice which you can simply click and pay.

*If you wish to join a tour that is starting in less than 30 days, you will be prompted to pay the entire tour fee at the time of booking.

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11 Day Zambezi White Water Rafting Tour

Class 4 & 5 Rapids Ensures to Awaken the Daredevil Inside You!
US$ 2300
  • Holiday Home Accommodation w/Daily Breakfast
  • Campsite Accommodation w/All Meals in Zambezi National Park
  • Guided Tour of Victoria Falls Rainforest!
  • Botswana Full Day Chobe Trip that includes a River Cruise & 4x4 Safari!
  • Rafting, Rock Jumps, Cave Visits, Hiking & even a Fishing Competition!
  • Welcome Dinner at the Multi-Award Winning Restaurant - The Boma Dinner & Drumming Show!
  • Graduation Dinner at the Three Monkeys Restaurant!
  • 2 x Airport Transfers
  • Accommodation, Meals, Highly Skilled Guides, Transport & Excursions
  • Certificate of Completion

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