White water rafting

No safari to Africa would be complete without truly experiencing the rivers


Like adventure? Then try to fit in a white rafting trip in Uganda or Zambia/Zimbabwe. Considered one of the best one day white water trips in the world, no safari to Africa would be complete without truly experiencing the Nile or Zambezi river.

Age Restrictions

Minimum age: 15 years (At management’s discretion younger children may be accepted if the child is of the right maturity, strength and will fit a lifejacket securely.) 

Maximum age: There is no maximum age limit; however our local partner retains the right to refuse to take a client who is clearly going to be unable to cope with the rigours of rafting.

Rafting on the Zambezi river

Victoria Falls is a mile long curtain of water that stretches across the glistening basalt rock, erupts into spray, and then thunders into the canyons below. The walls of basalt rock that capture the mighty Zambezi form one of the great river corridors of the world. This is the domain of the Nyaminyami, the River God of the Tonga people and is the ‘highway’ for our rafts. The gorge is over 100 meters deep at the Falls and increases to over 200 meters by the end of a full day raft trip. Despite this rugged terrain, the gorges below the Falls are thick with vegetation and incredibly spectacular. 

Arguably the wildest white water in the world, rafting on the Zambezi River is an adrenaline rush not to be missed. The rapids on the Zambezi River are officially defined as “Grade 5” by the British Canoe Union (Grade 6 being commercially un-runnable). Clients should be reasonably fit for this activity, as there is a steep walk into & out of the Batoka Gorge as well as the white water rafting activity itself. 

All guests will be collected from their respective hotels and taken to The Lookout Café for their briefing. Please bring your vouchers to check in. Do not bring valuables with you. Please leave all valuables, jewelry and passports at your hotel for safekeeping. We provide a safekeeping facility at check-in, where valuables can be left at your own risk.

Rafting on the Nile River, Uganda

Only Nile River Explorers offer a full day raft, giant water slide, floating platform and riverboard combination, the most popular white water trip on the Nile. Considered one of the best one day white water trips in the world, no safari to Uganda would be complete without truly experiencing the Nile from its source.

White Water in Namibia

Whether you are looking for relaxing game viewing opportunities, or all the thrills and spills of white water rafting a trip down one of Namibia’s rivers is for you. There are two major rivers that are used for rafting in Namibia: The Kunene in north and the Orange River in the south. Each body of water offers something a little different to the willing explorer and no matter what kind of a water-born adventure you are looking for you’re sure to find it in Namibia.

What to Wear

  • Swimsuit and shorts/cycling shorts but nothing that water will suck away
  • A way to secure glasses to yourself or they will be lost
  • T-shirt or long-sleeved shirt for sun protection
  • Sunscreen and lip balm (guides will have dry bag for this)
  • Sturdy shoes/trainers or rafting shoes. Your shoes must be securely fitted to your feet (i.e. no flip-flops) or they will be lost!
  • A peak cap that will fit comfortably under your helmet.
  • Wet Suits will be provided in the winter months.
  • Bring as little as possible!

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