Canoeing trips in on the Upper Zambezi
Canoeing trips in on the Upper Zambezi
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  • Duration
    2-3 days
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Activity description

The canoeing trail operates above the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe on the 60km stretch of the Zambezi River between the Matetsi border with the Zambezi National Park and the entrance of the National Park in Victoria Falls, running along the banks of the Zambezi National Park.

All canoe trails pass along the banks of the Zambezi National Park, and in the case of the half and full day trips they also end up with the Mosi oa Tunya National Park on the Zambian side. For this reason you'll have a good opportunity of viewing various species of animals, such as elephants, buffaloes, impala, kudu, hippos, crocodiles etc. The birdlife is prolific with at least 50 common species of bird that can be seen from your craft.

The vegetation predominately consists of ebonies, water berries, palms and a tremendous variety of acacia and albizia. The rapids are small and at their peak are only classed as grade two, which is the second easiest grade. 

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

This section of the river is quite unlike the better-known section below Lake Kariba. The Upper Zambezi River is regarded as free flow, as a dam cannot control the water flow and as such the water is subject to seasonal variation. Floods begin in November and normally peak in April/May. Therefore, throughout the season the route varies as new channels open with the fluctuations in water levels. 

Cancellation policy: 
1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically reimbursed 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% reimbursement

3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected


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Meeting point
You will be picked up at your accommodation anywhere in the Victoria Falls area in Zimbabwe, NOT Zambia Get directions
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