Trip Starting From: Livingstone
Trip Location: Livingstone
About The Activity:
Fixed Departure: 22nd September 2016
Upon arrival at Livingstone Airport, you will be transferred to the hotel where you will spend that day as you wish to.
Overnight stay at hotel.
You can use two full days to rest, relax, and take in the sights, sounds and smells of the African adventure.
Go visit the Devils Pool at the edge of Victoria Falls, walk with the lions, do the Vic Falls tour, abseil, leap off God’s Swing, try out the zip line, or jump off 111 meters from a bridge over the mighty Zambezi.
Later in the evening, you could go for a sunset cruise on the Zambezi with drinks, and snacks served on board.
Later, the river trip leader will pop into the hotel and pass out your dry bags and equipment and give you a rundown of your trip, what to pack, what to expect and introduce the guides.
Overnight stay at hotel in Livingstone.
You will have breakfast at the hotel following which the river team will be around to collect you and transport you to the top of the gorge where they will give you your high float jackets, helmets and paddles.
From here you walk down into the gorge through stunning rain-forest to the water’s edge.
On arrival at the river you will be given a thorough safety briefing and outline safety procedures
From here you get into your rafts and practice paddling techniques before paddling across rapid 1.
Here you have the option to carry the rafts up over a few rocks and float around in the "Boiling Pot" directly beneath Victoria Falls, the best start to any raft trip in the world.
Camp will be set up after Rapid 10. Overnight stay in camp.
In the morning, you will get onto the river after breakfast, and tackle rapids till No. 18 including Creamy White Buttocks, 3 Ugly Sisters, the Mother, Termninators, Double Trouble and the famous Oblivion rapids.
You float down to campsite at Bobo Beach where you will sample sundowners, a fantastic barbeque (vegetarian options are available) and a homemade apple crumble for dessert.
Overnight on hotel or camp, as wanted.
You have breakfast and coffee in the morning following which you will load the rafts and paddle through your first rapid of the morning, Morning Shower.
You reach Open Season, which you look at before running and then head down through the Narrows before having a floating lunch aboard the rafts.
As the gorge opens out you will get to see the occasional crocodile and see your last (and best) rapids of the trip, Chamamba and Upper Moemba.
After running these successfully, you will camp between Upper and Lower Moemba overlooking the stunning falls where you celebrate your successful descent with wine and cheese.
Dinner is Spaghetti Bolognese, garlic bread and dessert.
Overnight in camp
In the morning, have an early breakfast and hike out of the gorge (45 mins-1 hour) to your waiting vehicles ready to drive you back to Livingstone (2.5 hrs) through some stunning terrain, and villages such as Mukuni Village and Songwe. You will be dropped back at your hotel just before lunchtime.
Overnight stay at hotel in Livingstone.
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport and take a connecting flight to Mfuwe.
Arrive at the lodge and go for an evening safari.
Overnight stay at camp.
Spend the full day at the Park with morning and afternoon game drives. Meals at the lodge.
Overnight stay at Camp.
Have your breakfast at the Lodge and check-out.
Transfer to Mfuwe and board your flight home.
Stay in hotels, camps and tents
Breakfast (Day 2 to Day 11)
Lunch (Day 4 to Day 6, Day 8 to Day 10)
Dinner (Day 1 to Day 10)
Meal type : Buffet - Local and Continental cuisines
Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi, with drinks and snacks included
3 nights and 3 days white water rafting from Boiling Pot to Moemba Falls.
Bottled water on game drives
DVD on rafting trip
Return flights to Mfuwe from Livingstone and back to Livingstone by charter planes
Airport Transfers in Livingstone and Mfuwe
Carabiner for fastening water bottle to your boat
A 3-season sleeping bag – only for the river section of the trip
Travel Pillow – only for the river section of the trip
Small pack towel.
Headlamp or head torch and spare batteries
Shoes or boots for wearing around camp and on hikes.
Any personal medication you may be taking and your anti malarial tablets.
A minimum of 8 and maximum of 18 people can participate in this tour.
Topless sunbathing is not permitted.
The minimum age for this trip is 16 years and there is no upper age limit providing you are in reasonable physical shape.
Please let the tour people know (quietly if you wish) if you have any medical conditions or allergies, or are taking any medications that you think they should be aware of.
The dress code in and around Livingstone remains fairly casual.
The weight restriction on the internal flight charters is 15kgs including hand - baggage, so our recommendation is that you travel light, and carry only what you foresee using for a trip of this nature.
This is a group tour
If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
The applicable refund amount will be processed within 15 business days
The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.
Are you keen on water activities? Then why not to combine photographing with an enjoyable ride on the river making your vacation even more exciting! The Chobe River is known for its peaceful turquoise waters that create the atmosphere of tranquility and sedate you. No severe currents or rapids are to be expected, so even those not good at swimming should not be afraid of waters, you are guaranteed complete safety.