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Canoeing on the Zambezi River

Zambezi River

Zambezi River Trips

The Zambezi River is Africa’s fourth largest river, running for a length of 2700km through six countries. Although it is unique in that it is barely developed, on its journey from central Africa to the Indian Ocean, it supports millions of people and vast populations of wildlife. It serves as the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, thundering over Victoria Falls and through the narrow Batoka Gorge. 

This is one of the most exhilarating places in the world to try white-water rafting and, on its more gentle stretches, is a great place to get up close to animals on a canoe safari during one of our Zambezi River tours. Large pods of hippo vie with shy crocs along the banks and herds of elephant come to the water to drink and browse the vegetation. Carmine bee-eaters nest in sandy patches of riverbank and Goliath heron fish in the shallows. There are excellent chances of predator sightings, as well as over 500 species of bird to spot.

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Zambezi River Adventure Holidays

Zimbabwe, the Wild Zambezi & Victoria Falls with AWF

Departs 4 Sept 2022: A specially curated conservation safari and anti-poaching adventure by 4x4, foot, boat, and plane led by the Africa Wildlife Foundation’s famous experts. Track wildlife in a conservancy supported by AWF, visit an AWF Classroom, and much more. 

Activity level:
Ages: 16+
10 Days from $19,199 USD
Guided (Incl. Taxes)
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The Zambezi Valley

43 reviews

A superb canoe and walking safari in the Zambezi Valley in Zambia.

Activity level:
Ages: 16+
8 Days from $2,649 USD
Guided (Incl. Taxes)
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Go on this trip. Yes, it involves wild camping (no toilets, showers, etc) but the rewards are...

Christopher Bailey, 2019 The Zambezi Valley

This was definitely a trip to get me out of my comfort zone (wild camping and kayaks instead of...

John Hirons, 2018 The Zambezi Valley

Best. Holiday. Ever. ...

Lynne Bateman , 2018 The Zambezi Valley