Zambezi River - Explorer Canoe Safari

Nine day Long haul Canoe Safari. You canoe the length of the lower Zambezi River, from Kariba Gorge to Feira on the Mozambique border.

Style of safari: Explorer (Participants set up their own tents.)

Duration: 8 nights / 9 days

Area: Lower Zambezi River

Distance: Approx. 268 km

This is the longest canoe safari run, encompassing the entire length of the lower Zambezi River.



International: USD 1,098 per person.
SADC : US$ 825 | € 608 per person.

Minimum of 4 pax.

E and O.E


Central Zambia | Lower Zambezi Lodges

Central Zambia | Kariba

Lower Zambezi | Zambezi Floodplains

Passing the fabled Mana Pools National Park on your right and then the Lower Zambezi National Park on the left! The safari starts downstream from the Kariba Dam Wall, below the Kariba Gorge and on through to the flood plains and channels of the lower Zambezi River.

The Zambezi Explorer canoe Safari enters through the Lower Zambezi National Park and Park fees are applicable to each client.

At the moment these fees are US$25 per person, per day for park entry, and US$10 per person for river usage fees.

You spend four days canoeing through the park, therefore Parks fees amount to US$110 per person, per safari.Subject to change without notice.

Zambezi Canoe SafarisOptions in getting to the start of your Zambezi Explorer Canoe Safari:

If by our private mini bus, we will take you straight to the starting point of your safari.

- Pre-arranged private mini bus transfers from Lusaka or   Livingstone in Zambia or from Kariba in Zimbabwe to the start   of the safari.

- Transfers from Livingstone / Victoria Falls to Kariba need to be   done the day before the safari’s departure whilst those from
  Lusaka come down on the day of the safari’s departure.

- Lusaka: Start point of the safari (186km approx. 2 / 3 hr)
- Livingstone: Start point of the safari (554km approx. 7 hr 45 min)

As the Zambezi valley can get hot in the summer months, you start early to make the most of the cool part of the day.The same applies for the late afternoons, while shade is sought during the hottest time of the day.

zambezi canoe safarisEach day is quite similar (routine - wise).

1.) 06:00/06:30 – Wake up call for tea/coffee and biscuits served      and pack up at camp.
2.) 07:00/07:30 – Launch canoes, start canoeing.
3.) 09:00/09:30 – Stop for breakfast (full English breakfast)
4.) 10:30/11:00 – Start canoeing.
5.) 12:30/13:00 – Stop for lunch and siesta.
6.) 14:30 – Start canoeing again.
7.) 16:30/17:00 – Stop at night spot, et up camp etc organise            supper etc.

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