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Three DAY TRIP With 2 Overnights in the Batoka Gorge

Between the months of August and December, the Zambezi runs at its lowest water levels of the year. During this period, the Zambezi is simply the best rafting river in the world. Not only are the rapids fantastic, but the water is warm, the weather is great, the scenery and wilderness amazing. Come and discover all of this in a three day rafting package with overnight on beautiful sandy beaches on the edge of the Zambezi.


Day 1:

Pick up 8am from your accommodation and transfer to our check-in spot (or shopping for alcoholic drinks, if needed), next to the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls. Your guide will give you a complete trip briefing regarding the logistics and the safety of the trip. Your gear for the overnight will be loaded onto our vehicles and transferred to our evening campsite.


After the briefing you will be given a life jacket, paddle and helmet and you'll start walking down the trail to the Boiling Pot, directly beneath the Victoria Falls where your rafts and guides will be waiting for you. We start right above rapid #1 where we paddle across the boiling pot towards the Victoria Falls.


WE get out of the rafts right underneath the Falls! The rock faces tower more than a hundred metres all around you; cascades of water tumble down from where the black basalt meets the blue sky. This is an unforgettable adventure right in the heart of one of the most beautiful places on earth!


After practicing your paddling and getting used to your guide's quick commands, you will start rafting from rapid #1 to rapid #21 (25kilometers). Some world class rapids will be tackled on the river today, #4 Morning Glory, #5 Stairway to heaven, #6 Devil's toilet bowl, #7 Gulliver's travel, #8 Midnight Dinner, #11 Overland truck eater, #13 the Mother, #15 the Washing machine, #18 Oblivion..At mid-day we will stop below rapid #10 to take a break and have some Lunch.


Upon arrival on the beach at rapid #21, the camp will be ready and you will be welcomed by our staff with cold drinks and snacks. Dinner will be served around a camp fire on the beach. Overnight in tents on the beach. (Mosquito proof tents, and thermorest mattresses provided - please bring your own sleeping bag or we can hire one for you for US$22.00 p/p)


Day 2:

Wake up at around 7h30. Tea, coffee and breakfast will be prepared by our staff. Today's rafting section will take you from rapid #21 to the rapid called << Lower Moemba >>(25 km), The Zambezi will offer on this section few challenging grade 5 rapids like,<< Open Season >>,<< Narrows 1 and 2>>, << Chimamba falls>> and <<Upper Moemba >>. But progressively, as you drift downstream, the tranquil pools in between the rapids will become longer, giving you more time to enjoy the splendour of the Batoka gorge. We will have lunch at mid-day on the side of the river. We will raft all the way to rapid Upper Moemba, run it and take out on a sandy beach below the rapid. We set up camp here for the overnight. Cold drinks and snacks will be ready upon arrival. Dinner will be served around a camp fire on the beach. Overnight in tents on the beach. (Mosquito proof tents, and thermorest mattresses provided -Please bring your own sleeping bag or we can hire one for you for US$22.00 p/p)


Day 3:

Wake up, breakfast on the beach, swimming. After breakfast: Start our walk to the top of the gorge, where a magnificent view and cold drinks will be waiting at the top of the gorge. Please note the walk up the gorge is physically demanding. We will then jump into the vehicles and drive back to Livingstone through several traditional Zambian villages. We will drop you back at your accommodation at around 13h30.

Rapid number five 'Stairway to Heaven' - Day one

Arrival on the beach - End of day one

Start of the trip - Day two

View from the take out - End of day two

'Stairway to Heaven' Probably the best rafting rapid in the world

PRICE: ask for pricing Price for the Two Day rafting trip with one overnight (minimum of 6 participants)



The transfers to and from the river will be assured with minibuses or open game viewer type vehicles. 6/7 seater rafts used during the multi-day rafting trip. A safety kayaker is following the raft during the multi day trip. Satellite phone carried on the rafting trip in case of emergency.



  • Pick up and transfer from and to your accommodation within Livingstone.
  • The services of a qualified rafting guide(s) during the activity.
  • The meals mentioned in the program (Lunch, Dinner on day1, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Day 02 and Breakfast on Day 03). In camp, the meals are cooked by our qualified chef.
  • Water, juice, and limited alcoholic drinks (2 beer per person per day) included
  • Evacuation insurance in case of an accident during the activities.



  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Sleeping bags
  • Alcoholic Drinks