From : Thezambezi.com
Come and see the new activity that everyone is talking about. You will see just how much fun the sport of kayaking is! Our clients have described it as “way better than rafting” and that is clients who have rafted both the White Nile and the Zambezi River. You will be given expert tuition from our world class team of kayak guides and a supreme amount of confidencce as you don your high float life jacket, helmet and sit in your own craft to tackle some of the Zambezi’s best whitewater. For anyone with an adventurous spirit, and who has always wanted to try kayaking, this trip is perfect for you! See why this trip is ranked NUMBER 1 on Trip Advisor for activities in Livingstone.
Your Day :
Your guides will collect you from your hotel or backpackers between 8 and 9 am depending on your hotels location. We’ll take you to the river and you will receive a full safety briefing on what happens if your boat turns over. Our safety kayakers are always on hand to offer help and support should this happen. Then we get on the water so you can get to grips with your boat. Our craft are exceptionally stable and have been purpose built to run the Zambezi. After a short time learning the skills required, we paddle into the Overland Truck Eater, our first rapid of the day. From here we run down to The Three Ugly Sisters and The Mother, with its series of big waves, this rapid is 100% fun in your boat. From here the rapids space out a little where you get a chance to relax and check out the scenery and then we stop near Double Trouble and have some lunch. We get to watch the rafts go through here and plan our line! Then its onto the world famous Oblivion! You’ll get transported out of the gorge by Gondola to our vehicle and an ice cold beer, well deserved! We will be back in town by 5pm.
If you are in Livingstone for a few days, perhaps combine your inflatable kayaking trip with a sunset cruise on the Upper River. This includes a barbeque and all your drinks, the perfect way to finish off your holiday!
Pick up Point and Time :
We will collect all our clients from where you are staying. This will be between 7.30 and 8.30 depending on where you are situated. When you book, we’ll let you know the approximate collection time. At the conclusion of your trip we’ll have you back at your hotel between 5-5.30pm.
What you need to bring on the trip :
Minimal items are needed for your trip.
• A water bottle (we put them on the cataraft)
• Swimsuit and or shorts
• Chums to secure your glasses (we have these for sale or you can use string) Soft contacts are also okay.
• T shirt, lycra top or long sleeved shirt for sun protection.
• Thermal top for trips in August and from November – January
• Sunscreen and lipbalm (guides have a drybag for this)
• Sturdy shoes or sandals (we suggest Keens or Chacos)
Many of these items can be purchased from www.thezambezi.com/riverwear or from your Zambezi crew.
The Fine Print :
Minimum Age: 18 years
Maximum Age: None… give it a try
Photos and DVD: These can be pre-arranged if you wish. There will be a charge for them.
Indemnity Form: All clients will be required to sign an indemnity for before going on the river.
Swimming Ability Required: Yes
Do I Need Kayaking Experience: No
Please inform us of any dietary requirements before the trip. We will also require to know any medical conditions you may have or any medication you are on. All guides possess first aid and swiftwater rescue qualifications and we carry comprehensive first aid kits on the river and a satellite phone.