Guests should be in Victoria Falls Village at least one day before the first day of the raft trip as pre-departure briefings are held one day prior. This will give you a chance to meet your raft guides, discuss the adventure, ask any last minute questions and also get things like dry bags and sleeping bags.
Not included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 1 Rafting
Guests should breakfast at their hotel prior to pick up at 9a.m and then will be driven to our office where the river safety briefing is held. The first part of any rafting experience is very much a learning exercise followed by Swimming Under The Spry Of The Victoria Falls, however today there is no gradual build up; this 28 km stretch on day one is by far the wildest section of river that will be covered on the 3-day trip including many class 5 rapids. Some of the rapids on day one include Morning Glory, Land of The Giants, Stairway to Heaven, and The Devil’s Toilet Bowl .We will reach our beach campsite at rapid#21 at about 4pm.
Included: Lunch, dinner
Day 2 Rafting
We rise as the sun illuminates the towering walls above, to the smell of bacon and eggs on the fire. Then, with all the equipment once more stowed securely for the voyage down stream, and a long day ahead of us , we cast off into a world of scenes of remarkable beauty and exhilarating action. It’s a hard working evening with two portaging around Moemba Falls. We arrive at the Dam site around 4pm where we will have the second portage and camp right by the falls.
Included: All meals
Day 3 Rafting
We will have a relaxed morning, downstream the towering waves of Ghost rider, the biggest commercially run-able roller coaster wave train in the World. In the original exploratory trip on the Zambezi one of the rafters opted not to run the rapid and pushed his empty boat off into the current. The sight of the empty raft successfully running the rapid in the twilight (after two others had flipped) inspired him to name the rapid Ghost rider. After surviving the Ghost rider rapid it will be the time to open our cooler boxes full of beers and start drinking as we will be drifting down small rapids. We get to camp at about 16:00 after travelling about 20 km.
Day 4 Rafting
There is no rush on this day and after breakfast, rigging the boats and a late departure from camp, we paddle past a set of small rapids before negotiating a more technical rapid named Asleep At The Wheel, and then drift into camp! After departing camp we drift past Fish Eagle’s nests, negotiate rapids – Bismark’s Territory (home to a particularly large crocodile named Bismark!) Wave Train, Jay Bay (similar to Jeffrey’s Bay in South Africa – a popular surfing place), and Smugglers Camp. This is the biggest fisherman’s village encountered during the 6 day trip and the villagers are happy to show us around, giving us a glimpse of the astonishingly simple and uncomplicated lifestyle, totally free from the modern urban world we left behind some days ago.
Day 5 Rafting
The river really changes character. Basalt rocks give way to grassy banks and the grunts of vocal hippopotamus carry across the water. Our rafts drift past islands in the river, basking crocodiles and havens for Egyptian Geese. After a couple of hours, we rendezvous with our vehicles near the Matetsi River mouth. After packing up and deflating the rafts we head back to Victoria Falls by road, having lunch on route. The journey back takes about 3 hours. After taking time out to unpack and freshen up, a group dinner and party is always a favorite option.
All camping equipment such as tents, sleeping bags and sleeping mats
All meals such as breakfast, lunch and dinner
Mineral water & purified water, soft drinks, beers and wines
Video and photographer on the trip with optional to purchase DVD after the trip
What’s not included:
National park fees $10 per person