Commercial rafting first commenced on the Zambezi River in 1981 and since then this activity has grown in popularity to the point where a rafting trip on the Zambezi is now a regular feature in many tourist itineraries, and is now internationally acclaimed as the best one-day white water rafting trip available in the world. We have the ONLY guiding team on the Zambezi who are all accredited by the International Rafting Federation.
The morning section of the river is classified as Grade 5 “extremely difficult, long and violent rapids, steep gradients, big drops and pressure areas”. The afternoon section is slightly less challenging and is of a lower grade.
Low Water (approximately 10th July to 20th Jan)
Full Day – Rapids: 1 to 25
AM Half Day – Rapids: 1 to 10
PM Half Day – Rapids: 10 to 25
High Water (approximately 20th Jan to 10th July)
HW Rafting – Rapids: 10 – 25
NB: The river can close during high water if the river levels become too high
Safari Par Excellence offers a lift out of the gorge at # 25 inclusive in the price of rafting. At other points, clients will have to walk of the gorge.
The minimum age is 15 years (no child rate). The maximum age limit is dependent on the individual’s general state of health and physical fitness.
Full Day (low water) – $155
Half Day AM (low water) – $135
Half Day PM (low water) – $135
Half Day PM (low water) or High Water – $135