Canoe safari on the Upper Zambezi River near Livingstone

Canoe safari on the Upper Zambezi River near Livingstone

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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level: Beginner
  • Spoken languages: Spanish, English
  • Fitness level: Beginner
  • Duration: from 1 half day to full day
  • Cancellation policy: 
    moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    You will be picked up at your accommodation anywhere in the Victoria Falls area
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

One of the finest ways to see magnificent African wildlife is on a canoeing safari on the Upper Zambezi River above the flow of Victoria Falls. You'll paddle downstream on a relaxing adventure and enjoy incredible sightings of birdlife, elephants, buffaloes, hippos and crocodiles who'll share their domain with you.

The canoe safari is operated on the fourth largest river in Africa, the Mighty Zambezi. With an abundance of wildlife, flora and fauna this guided safari allows ample time to experience this majestic of rivers with ease. 

The Upper Zambezi River is regarded as 'free flow' and as such the water is subject to seasonal variation. Water levels begin to rise in December and normally peak in April to May. Therefore throughout the season, the route varies as channels open and close with the rise and fall in water levels. 

The Upper Zambezi has numerous heavily wooded islands, which are dissected by channels that may be as much as several kilometres in length and vary in width from one to twenty metres.

Wildlife
The canoe trail whilst operated in Zambia passes through National Parks located in Zimbabwe, and the pristine bush land of Zambia where there is a possibility of chances to see game such as hippo, crocodile, elephant, giraffe and numerous birdlife. 

Vegetation
The vegetation predominately consists of ebonies, waterberry, palms and a tremendous variety of acacia and albizia. The rapids are small and at their peak are only classed as grade two, which as categorized by the British Canoe Union is the second easiest grade.

Offers

1
Half day excursion

Safpar participates in Pack for a Purpose!
Small Space, Little Effort, Big Impact! Help Pack for a Purpose make a difference around the world by using available space in your luggage to provide supplies to the communities you visit. For more information on Packing for a Purpose in Livingstone, please visit packforapurpose.org.

Itinerary

· 8.00am: Pick up from your lodge or hotel
· 8.30am: You'll be transferred from The Victoria Falls Waterfront (approximately 40 minutes) to the canoe launch site upriver.
· On arrival, you'll be given a safety talk by a professional river guide.
· You'll then practice your paddling skills before setting off on your canoe safari.
· 12.30pm (approx): You'll be transferred back to your accommodation.

Please note that no breakfast or lunch is served on a half-day safari. Half day safaris are only available in the mornings, unless by specific request for larger groups.

Activity requirements

No previous experience is required and clients need not be proficient swimmers.

There is no maximum age but clients must be of a reasonable fitness.

Special terms

Guides and Safety
Guides are fully trained and all hold valid first aid certificates. Whilst every precaution is taken, it is essential that customers are aware that an indemnity form must be signed before participating on this safari. A comprehensive first aid kit is carried on each trip. The trip leader is in radio contact with bases in Victoria Falls and Livingstone and direct with SES.  

Insurance
All clients are covered by SES through Safari Par Excellence; however, this only covers them for emergency evacuation in life threatening situations. It does not cover their hospitalisation and medication. As such travel and medical insurance is COMPULSORY for all clients.  Please ensure clients bring the details of their insurance policy with them. Safari Par Excellence will not cover clients should they not have insurance. Safari Par Excellence has US$1.5 million public and passenger liability cover.

Do not forget to bring
  • Swimming costume/shorts
  • Light quick-drying shirt and long pants for sun protection
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Water bottle with clip
  • Water shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses with a strap
  • Sunscreen
  • Small camera (dry bags provided)
  • Go-Pro or waterproof camera equipment (at your own risk)
  • Personal medication you may require
Sport level:Beginner
Duration:1 half day
Minimum Age:minimum 12 y/o
Meeting point:
You will be picked up at your accommodation anywhere in the Victoria Falls area
Included:
  • Two seater crocodile canoes are used with America’s Cup high flotation life jackets for each client
  • Transfers
  • National Park fees
2
Full day excursion

Safpar participates in Pack for a Purpose!
Small Space, Little Effort, Big Impact! Help Pack for a Purpose make a difference around the world by using available space in your luggage to provide supplies to the communities you visit. For more information on Packing for a Purpose in Livingstone, please visit packforapurpose.org.

Itinerary

· 8.00am: Pick up from your lodge or hotel
· 8.30am: You'll be transferred from The Victoria Falls Waterfront (approximately 40 minutes) to the canoe launch site upriver.
· On arrival, you'll be given a safety talk by a professional river guide.
· You'll then practice your paddling skills before setting off on your canoe safari.
· A light lunch will be served on an island in the middle of the Zambezi, consisting of cold meats and salads. Please advise if you have specific dietary requirements.
· 4.00pm (approx.): You'll be transferred back to your accommodation.

Activity requirements

No previous experience is required and clients need not be proficient swimmers.

There is no maximum age but clients must be of a reasonable fitness.

Special terms

Guides and Safety
Guides are fully trained and all hold valid first aid certificates. Whilst every precaution is taken, it is essential that customers are aware that an indemnity form must be signed before participating on this safari. A comprehensive first aid kit is carried on each trip. The trip leader is in radio contact with bases in Victoria Falls and Livingstone and direct with SES.  

Insurance
All clients are covered by SES through Safari Par Excellence; however, this only covers them for emergency evacuation in life threatening situations. It does not cover their hospitalisation and medication. As such travel and medical insurance is COMPULSORY for all clients.  Please ensure clients bring the details of their insurance policy with them. Safari Par Excellence will not cover clients should they not have insurance. Safari Par Excellence has US$1.5 million public and passenger liability cover.

Do not forget to bring
  • Swimming costume/shorts
  • Light quick-drying shirt and long pants for sun protection
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Water bottle with clip
  • Water shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses with a strap
  • Sunscreen
  • Small camera (dry bags provided)
  • Go-Pro or waterproof camera equipment (at your own risk)
  • Personal medication you may require
Sport level:Beginner
Duration:full day
Minimum Age:minimum 12 y/o
Meeting point:
You will be picked up at your accommodation anywhere in the Victoria Falls area
Included:
  • Two seater crocodile canoes are used with America’s Cup high flotation life jackets for each client
  • Transfers
  • National Park fees

Meeting point

You will be picked up at your accommodation anywhere in the Victoria Falls area Get directions
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