- Sport levelBeginner
- Spoken languagesEnglish
- Durationfull day
- Opening seasons:
Riverboarding originated in Queenstown, New Zealand in 1989 and was introduced to the Zambezi Gorge in 1996 by Adventure Zone.
This excursion is a mixture of riverboarding and white water rafting. Adventure Zone’s dedication to riverboarding is part of their commitment to being the white water specialists of the Zambezi.
The team uses shorter sections of the river for boarding, as they tend to stop at 'play spots' along the way to surf, ride whirlies and 'squirt' (best described as “flying underwater”). You'll be taught the basic skills in still water and you'll progress into moving water. These spots are all determined by water levels and change from place to place through the season. The length of the trip and number of rapids run depend on the water level in the gorge.
Riverboarding is available all year round but is dependent on water levels and conditions. There are both high water and low water options. You will accompany the rafting excursions and will riverboard the rapids and then stay in the raft for the flat calm stretches.
You can either choose to raft in the morning and riverboard in the afternoon, or riverboard in the morning and raft in the afternoon.
At any time you have the choice of opting out of the excursion and riding in the support raft. Also, the trip leader may remove anyone from the water and into the raft at any time if, in the trip leader’s opinion, the client does not possess the necessary skills, fitness or mental state to safely continue the trip.
→ 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
Wet suit tops are provided and are usually used by clients during the colder months; June and July.
Tea and coffee is supplied at the meeting point, prior to departure. However, please note breakfast is not provided so please ensure you have breakfast at your accommodation prior to pick up or you can order a packed breakfast from The Adventure Lodge.
On the river, each raft carries water and cordial. Lunch will consist of beef, chicken, rolls/bread, potato salad, green salad and orange juice.
At the top of the gorge, at the end of the trip, complimentary soft drinks, mineral water and beers are available.Itinerary
Low water: 6:30am - rapids 1 - 19
High water: 7:30 - rapids 11-23
All participants must have basic swimming skills and a reasonable state of fitness as a minimum prerequisite.
- Wetsuit tops
- Tea and coffee
- Soft drinks
- Mineral water and beers
- Park fees: 10$ pp
- Shorts and t-shirt
- Swimming costume/shorts
- Closed shoes
- Sunglasses and sunscreen