Internationally acclaimed for the best white water rafting in Africa, the river offers difficult, long and violent rapids, steep gradients, big drops and pressure areas. The Class V rapids produce 6m-high waves in a high volume river with little exposed rocks. The river drops about 120m over 24km covered in a one-day raft trip. At one point the river is compressed from 1700m at Victoria Falls to a narrow 6m channel. Expect holes, waterfalls, massive waves and whirlpools. Upstream, spot wildlife including crocodiles, elephant, zebra and baboons. Watch out for monkeys in the trees and at night listen to leopards and lionesses on the prowl. Located on the border between Livingston, Zambia and Victoria Falls, Zambia.
It’s the wildest one-day whitewater rafting trip in the world! Better still, multi-day expeditions are run down the Batoka Gorge.
Acclaimed as the “wildest one-day whitewater run in the World”
and recognised by rafting enthusiasts as one of the top ten paddling rivers on the planet! If you don’t immediately associate the terms “Stairway to Heaven” and “Oblivion” with adventure, then you haven’t experienced Zambezi Whitewater!
Go on a one-day Zambezi whitewater trip or for best value and the best kick: join us on a multi-day rafting expedition through the Batoka Gorge.
No previous experience is required and you don’t need to be a proficient swimmer. At the beginning and at the end of any of the raft trips, you’ll need to negotiate a steep path out of the gorge. The walk out is 750 vertical feet up a gradient of 1 in 3. A person of average fitness can manage this in about 20 minutes.
We have one-day trips for those who are short on time or who just want to experience the “commercial rapids” upstream. Multi-day trips continue downstream through the Batoka Gorge. They last from two and half days to a full week on the river.