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Raft the Zambezi provided by Safpar Rafting Company

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The Zambezi River in the middle Batoka gorge, provides what is arguably the best one-day white-water rafting trip on the planet. The full day rafting trip begins below the magnificent Victoria Falls at Rapid # 1 and ends twenty-three kilometres downstream at Rapid # 21. This is a pure Class-V white-water rafting trip. Take on infamous Rapids such as "Stairway to Heaven", "Gulliver’s Travels" and "Oblivion". Do it with the confidence that our fun loving guides are the best in the business. All of our team are International Rafting Federation Accredited to Class-V and we have decades of combined experience on the Zambezi River. We have an extensive logistical support network for every, trip that is unparalleled in the region. We also don't believe in hidden costs and included in the trip fee are your professionally produced video and picture packages.
You'll start at
Victoria Falls Waterfront
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    Safpar Rafting Company
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    Rafting the Zambezi River directly below the Victoria Falls in the Batoka Gorge from Rapid number 1 "Against the Wall" to Rapid number 21 "Adam's Camp".
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You'll end at
Victoria Falls Waterfront
Sichango Drive, Livingstone 60407, ZambiaIf you are Self-driving please arrive at The Victoria Falls Waterfront at 0730 for coffee and our safety briefing and for equipment hand out. We will provide safe parking for your vehicle. There are signs to the Victoria Falls Waterfront and SAFPAR.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Victoria Falls Waterfront, Sichango Drive, Livingstone 60407, Zambia
4–11 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Life Jacket, paddle and Helmet
  • Entry/Admission - Safpar Rafting Company
  • USD 10.00 PP Falls Entrance Fee payable on the day
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children (15+) must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • No under 15
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kate B wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
Had the most insane time with these guys white water rafting on the Zambezi! A must do experience in Zambia, and you’ll be in great hands with these guys. Have never seen more skilled kayakers before in my life - you feel very safe with them even in the most hectic rapids. Our
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from safparzambia, Manager at Raft the Zambezi
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Dear N1859ALkateb, Thank you for rafting with Safari-par-excellence we are thrilled to hear you had a great trip with Boyd and our white water team on this exceptional river. We are extremely proud of our team and the care they take of their guests. All of our team are International Rafting Federation accredited and hold class-V rafting licenses. We are all thrilled to hear you had a great time with them. All the best, SAFPAR
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Gaynor M wrote a review Jan 2020
Over, United Kingdom17 contributions5 helpful votes
If you like an adrenaline rush this trip is for you! The trip was well organised, with a thorough safety brief before we headed for the Zambezi. Henry guiding our boat was amazing, informative and good fun. He made sure my 15 yr old was safe when we flipped and ensured my
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Response from safparzambia, Front Office Manager at Raft the Zambezi
Responded 5 Jan 2020
Dear gaynorm493, Thank you for rafting the mighty Zambezi River with Henry and the Safpar white-water team this festive season. We are all thrilled to hear you had a great trip with us. The Zambezi is rated as a class-V river, class-V is the highest level of commercially available rafting and the Zambezi offers what is arguably the finest one day white-water rafting trip on the planet. We absolutely give the river the respect she deserves and all of our guides are International Rafting Federation licensed to class-V. We operate unparalleled guest to guide ratios and all of our trips are backed up by an extensive logistics network, a network that includes helicopter support and satellite communication, in the event of a life or limb accident. Safpar are affiliated to and abide by, the ethics and guidelines of the American Outdoor Association, we are a founder member of the Association of Zambian River Operators; we are heavily involved in the sustainable development of our community and the Zambezi is in our blood. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you and appreciate your recommendation, All the best for 2020 from us all, SAFPAR
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Tobias D wrote a review Dec 2019
Orebro, Sweden48 contributions4 helpful votes
I did almost everything when I was at Victoria falls. And this activity was probably the best! So many hours of pure adrenaline and joy. A must for the adventurous
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Response from safparzambia, Manager at Raft the Zambezi
Responded 24 Dec 2019
Dear TobiasD347, Thank you for rafting with Safari-par-excellence we are all thrilled to know that your time with our team on the mighty Zambezi River was a highlight of your travels. The Zambezi River offers what is arguably the finest one-day white water rafting trip on the planet. Our trips begin below the Victoria Falls and end at Rapid # 21 "Adam's Camp", this is the best section the Zambezi has to offer. The day is characterised by closely stacked Class-V white water rapids. Class-V is the highest level of commercially available rafting and running the river with us is definitely a bucket list event. Take care on your travels, SAFPAR
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Bre L wrote a review Dec 2019
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Yes, getting dumped into a class 4 or 5 rapid is scary, very scary, but making it through a rapid is exhilarating. I was probably the most afraid as I fell out on the first big rapid and was afraid to fall out again. BUT it was also really fun. Our guide KayJ and "security team"
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from safparzambia, Manager at Raft the Zambezi
Responded 16 Dec 2019
Dear 250brel, Thank you for rafting with Kayjay, Ammioty (business name Babyface) and our whitewater team. We are all thrilled to know you had a great time with us. We are all inordinately proud of our experienced and dedicated white water team and the care they take of their adventure loving guests. I will be sure to pass on your compliments and regards. We don’t believe in hidden costs and your day with us includes your professional media package. Please be sure to share widely #safparzambia #safpar. Take care on your travels and we hope to host you again soon. Safpar.
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Dean B wrote a review Dec 2019
Gauteng, South Africa32 contributions7 helpful votes
Lots and lots of rapids. BOYD our guide was a legend! Lots of fun - DEFINITELY WORTH IT! Just wear plenty of sunscreen all over. I’d also suggest a long arm rash vest (ones surfers use) and a costume long enough to cover your knees.
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Response from 715seane, Manager at Raft the Zambezi
Responded 9 Dec 2019
Dear 115deanb, Thank you for rafting with Captian Boyd and our whitewater team with Safpar on the mighty Zambezi River. We are all thrilled to hear you had a great time with our passionate team. A long sleeve rash vest is an excellent item to bring on our rafting trips. We encourage guests to bring quick drying light clothes, a long sleeve cotton shirt is a great idea if you haven’t got a rash vest. It is also vital that guests bring good footwear, trainers are ideal. The hike into and out of the Batoka Gorge to access the sections of the river on which we raft. Is demanding and can be the most challenging part of the day. While you don’t need to be an extreme athlete the ability to do these hikes is an indication of the fitness levels necessary to enjoy your rafting experience. Thank you for rafting with us once again, Take care on your travels, Safpar.
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By: Safpar Rafting Company
Great Adventure!!
Bucket list experience! Super fun, the guides were experienced and knowledgeable and made sure we had a great time
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Wow! What an experience! Boyd was great! Always asked what we wanted and he DElivered! Wow! I already miss Boyd
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Great experience
Had an amazing experience white water rafting down the Zambezi! Our guide Melvin was great at co-ordinating our ste
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Awesome experience
Knowledgeable team with heaps of experience. The guys made sure it was a safe experience and that everyone was invo
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Zambezi River Rafting
What an amazing experience!! The Safpar team took such good care of us and made us feel safe at all times. Can hig
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Best experience
This was my favorite activity to do for my time in Livingstone, hands down! The guides are all so nice, very accomm
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Medium water rafting and cruise
I had a great experience rafting the Zambezi in February with a group of friends. The water was around medium level
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So great!
This was my first time rafting (among friends who’ve done it before) and I was excited but nervous. However the cre
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Jannis D
We had an absolutely great day rafting! It was just me and my girlfriend on the day as it is currently low season
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Thank you Kay J, Babyface, Emmanuel, Stanford!
저희가 갔을 때에는 비수기이고 비 예보가 있어서인지 저희 일행 두 명 뿐이었습니다. 래프팅이 처음인 데다가 두명이서 하려니 조금 두려웠는데 가이드분들이 유쾌한 분위기를 만들어 주셔서 너무 재미있게 즐기고 왔
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Beauty, sensations and muscles
Beautiful views of the gorge to enjoy from the boat, warm water to swim in, a couple of rapids to feel adrenaline i
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Safpar rocks!
Highly recommend this rafting trip. It’s pretty intense for sure, but they had plenty of safety kayakers in the ev
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White Water Rafting
Great time, one of the highlights of my trip to Africa. Great guide and some of the biggest rapids I have ever gon
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Vincent W
The experience of your life!
Very nice guides, who know to manoevre in the wild water. A rollercoaster on the water! Nice finish of a safaritrip
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Superb river rafting experience
Had a great experience with Scott and Melvin and the superb crew from Safpar during our stay in Zambia and Zimbabwe
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  • Duration: 4–11 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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