White Water Rafting- Victoria falls
Acclaimed as the wildest one-day whitewater run in the World, the Zambezi River is also recognized by rafting and kayaking enthusiasts as one of the top ten paddling rivers on the planet!
If you don't immediately associate the terms "Stairway to Heaven" and "Oblivion" with adventure then you haven't experienced Zambezi Whitewater! White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls has been classified by the British Canoe Union as Grade 5 - "extremely difficult, long and violent rapids, steep gradients, big drops and pressure areas". This is a high volume, pool-drop river with little exposed rock either in the rapids or in the pools below the rapids.
Victoria Falls Canoe Safaris
White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls has been classified by the British Canoe Union as Grade 5 - "extremely difficult, long and violent rapids, steep gradients, big drops and pressure areas". This is a high volume, pool-drop river with little exposed rock either in the rapids or in the pools below the rapids.
Victoria Falls Horse Trails
Zambezi Horse Trails have been operating under the guidance of Alison Baker in Victoria Falls since 1989. The company is a small privately owned operation which prides itself on providing top quality horses for all types of riders. One of the finest ways to experience the African bush is on horseback. We have a range of trip options available ranging from half day novice rides to full and multi day adventures for experienced riders that range far into splendid Teak forests, Mopani woodland and sub-riverine bush to explore the dramatic scenery above the Batoka Gorge.
There is a chance to see small game such as bushbuck or duiker, hippos and crocodiles along the river and in the dry season there is a better opportunity of spotting elephant and buffalo. There is also a wide variety of birdlife. All rides are led by experienced riders/guides and all riding abilities are catered for. Clients are taken out on either experienced or novice rides so that everyone in the group is of similar experience.
Elephant Back Safaris - Victoria Falls
An elephant back safari is not just a ride on the largest animal in Africa, it's an unforgettable experience where clients get to interact with the elephants as well as enjoy a ride through wilderness areas and beautiful riverine scenery.
Whilst on the ride, clients may see other wild elephant as well as buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and a host of other plains game. Along the Zambezi River, hippo and crocodile are common and there is a wide variety of bird species. Each elephant has its own handler and clients will leave having witnessed the elephant's incredible skills, intelligence and willingness to respond to instruction. The ride is approximately one hour and the overall interaction time with the elephants is about 3 hours. Trips are available in the morning and afternoon.
Clients can ride with guides through beautiful scenery, giving them a unique experience to interact with the elephants. The ride itself is approximately 1 hour and the overall interaction time spent with the elephants is approximately 3 hours.
Flights over Victoria falls
Choose from a 13 or 30 minute flip over Victoria Falls. The helicopter seating is designed so that all passengers have a good view on the Falls and the scenery below. Flights operate all day and have a capacity for five passengers. Charter flights are also available. An option is to include a helicopter flip with a white water rafting trip through the Batoka Gorge - it saves the walk from the bottom of the gorge at the end of the day!
The microlight has an open cockpit for the ultimate adrenaline ride! Microlights have a unique wing-mounted camera which enables clients to capture this exciting experience on film. There are restrictions that apply on the microlight - a minimum age of six years and maximum mass of 100kg. Flight duration ranges from 15 minutes which offers stunning views of Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River; to a 30 minute flight which goes down stream over the Batoka Gorge or upstream over the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park providing an excellent game spotting opportunity.
Zambezi Cruises - Victoria Falls
The cruise is along the river boundary of the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park, around Siloka Island and back to The Waterfront jetty.
The total cruise time is approximately 3 hours. Sunset cruises arrive back after sunset. From the boats, sightings or elephant, giraffe and even rhino coming down to the river to drink are common. There is also abundant, hippos, crocodiles and birdlife.
All cruises have a complimentary bar and serve freshly baked snacks. An experienced guide accompanies each cruise and has good knowledge on the wildlife and local history of the area.
Other Activities available from Victoria Falls
BUNGEE JUMPING - ABSEILING - ZAMBEZI JET BOATS - GAME DRIVES - CULTURAL TOURS
GUIDED TOUR OF THE FALLS - CHOBE NATIONAL PARK DAY TRIPS
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