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White Water Rafting (Zimbabwe)

Vic Falls

Activity Description

Arguably the wildest white water in the world, rafting on the Zambezi River is an adrenaline rush not to be missed. The rapids on the Zambezi River are officially defined as “Grade 5” by the British Canoe Union (Grade 6 not being commercially run). Clients should be reasonably fit for this activity, as there is a steep walk into & out of the Batoka Gorge as well as the white water rafting activity itself. The gorge is over 100 meters deep at the Falls and increases to over 200 meters by the end of a full day raft trip. Despite this rugged terrain, the gorges below the Falls are thick with vegetation and incredibly spectacular.


Duration6 hours 30 minutes
WhereVictoria Falls, Zimbabwe
WeatherWeather permitting
What to WearSwimsuit and shorts/cycling shorts but nothing that water will suck away T-shirt or long-sleeved shirt for sun protection Sturdy shoes/trainers or rafting shoes. Your shoes must be securely fitted to your feet (i.e. no flip-flops) or they will be lost! Wet Suits will be provided in the winter months.
Things to BringNational Park Fee (River Usage Fee) in cash A way to secure glasses to yourself or they will be lost Sunscreen and lip balm (guides will have dry bag for this) A peak cap that will fit comfortably under your helmet. Bring as little as possible!
Guests or SpectatorsNo spectators allowed


Minimum Age15 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight140.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsA heart racing, eye widening, mind blowing Zambezi white water rafting trip, transfers from/to Victoria Falls Town, gear, & lunch

National Park Fees (to be settled directly upon check-in),
Visa fees (if applicable) & Items of a personal nature
Transfers outside Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe


Minimum age: 15 years (This can be flexible, at management’s discretion i.e. if the child is of the right maturity, strength and will fit into a life jacket properly then younger children are sometimes accepted.

Maximum age: There is no maximum age limit, however Wild Horizons retain the right to refuse to take a client who is clearly going to be unable to cope with the rigours of rafting.

Low Water Rafting
Approximate Dates: 10th August – 25th December
Rapids: #1 to #19
Lunch: Lunch at Top of Gorge at Rapid # 19

High Water- Rafting
Approximate Dates: 25th Dec – 10th August
Rapids: #11 to #23
Lunch: Lunch is served at the top of the gorge at Rapid #23

Customer Reviews

overall, quite pleasant. however, the description of the experience is misleading. the climb down to the rafts before the trip and the climb up the mountain after the trip are very tiring and the participants should have been warned. - Iurii

There are steep walks up and down from the river as the rafting was through a beautiful gorge. The river is a fantastic rafting river- exciting rapids but nice calm areas between so there was no stress when we ended up in the water. Great guides. Great experience. - Sigrid

The White Water Rafting experience was great - it's one of the longest and roughest locations to raft but safe also. Our guide, Simon, was really engaging and made the experience fun for a first-timer like me. However, the climb back up Vic Falls was a tough one and I needed help from one of the locals to get back up because I was out of breath. All in all it was a really cool experience. - Agata

Excellent experience...highly recommended!! - Larry

Thank you for having us as guests to join white water rafting in the world best river called Zambezi. It was breath taking view and experience at the same time and we would never forget that important moment. We would definitely come back for white water rafting and give thanks to James who was our guide, making sure everyone safe. Thanks again, cheers to Wild Horizons! - GOEUN

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