Flowing between the Siansimba islands and the entrance to the national Park is a stretch of water that frequented by elephants, dived into by birds and channels the light of the sun. The water flows as freely as the wildlife that inhibits it, and the current is not controlled by anything other than gravity and the breeze. 

Flowing between the Siansimba islands and the entrance to the national Park is a stretch of water that frequented by elephants, dived into by birds and channels the light of the sun. The water flows as freely as the wildlife that inhibits it, and the current is not controlled by anything other than gravity and the breeze. Floods usually begin in November and peak in April/May, and each new bout of rainfall unveils a new channel to explore as the river transforms with the rising water, ensuring that each canoeing safari is as unique and riveting as the last.

 

Heavily wooded islands emerge from the river, dissected by channels that may be several kilometres in length and vary in width from one to twenty metres.  An exquisite variety pf ebonies, waterberries, palms, acacia and albizzia are flung across the island, lazily waving their branches at the passing canoes. The rapids are calm grade 2 rapids, moving at a gentle enough pace to allow the rivers passengers to drink the scenery around them.

 

As the Canoe Trail glides through the national park, elephant, buffalo, impala, kudu, hippo, crocodile, and prolific birdlife are likely to emerge from the woodland to watch your canoe pass by.

General information: 

  • Minimum 2 pax – maximum 20 pax

  • Large groups can be accommodated on request

  • Minimum age is 7, Subject to life jacket fitting.

  • As it is a very leisurely activity no previous experience is necessary and a basic level of fitness is required.

  • Canoeing trips are available all year. However, during the rainy season (December to March) some trips may not run depending on the level of rain

  • Clients paddle themselves, following their guide

  • Special dietary requirements need to be communicated in advance

  • Guides are licensed, fully trained and all hold valid first aid certificates.

  • Price excludes park fees payable direct

  • Overnight and Wine Route trips are available on request

Excursion Includes:

  • Light breakfast During Safety brief

  • Lunch is served on the banks of the Zambezi River

  • There is a dry bag available to keep personal belongs safe

  • Return transfers from hotels within Victoria Falls town


What you need to bring:

  • Camera

  • Hat/Cap, sunglasses

  • Sunscreen and mosquito repellent

  • Wear comfortable clothes that can get wet, such as shorts and a T-shirt

  • A warm jacket during winter


Pick up times from the lodges/hotels in Victoria Falls town:

  • Between 06h45 – 07h00 returning between 14h00 – 14h30

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