Kayak Zambezi White Water | Livingstone Activities

Kayak whitewater rapids on the Zambezi river from Livingstone, Zambia.

zambezi kayaking

White Water Rafting

Full & Half Day Tandem Kayaking
Prices on request

E and O.E


The Waterfront - 08h30

Low Water - 08h30 (Rapids 1-21)
High Water - 08h30 (Rapids 11-25)

Clients will be taken down the rapids in Topolino Duos – the only 2-person white water kayak in the world.

Paddles, lifejackets and helmets will be issued to them before the days kayaking. Wetsuits or spray jackets will be used in the colder months.

Kayak standing wave zambezi riverEXPERIENCE

No previous kayaking or white water experience is required.

Each kayak is piloted by an experienced white water kayaker who will steer the boat through the rapids and Eskimo roll should there be a capsize.A comprehensive safety talk and practice session will be done at the bottom of the gorge before the days kayaking. A reasonable level of fitness is required to paddle the approximate 25kms and negotiate the 750-foot climb at the end of the day.


Recommended dress for a day’s kayaking is light tight fitting shoes, swimming costume, shorts and T-Shirt. A cap can also be work beneath the helmet. Clients should not take any valuables with them on the river.

Valuables may be placed in a secure container and will be looked after by Safari Par Excellence for the duration of the day’s activity. On your return to Victoria Falls your valuables can be reclaimed. The guides also carry a dry bag to hold T-Shirts, sunblock, etc.


Kayakers are highly trained and experienced and all hold valid first aid certificates. The kayaking trip will be run in conjunction with daily rafting trip for added safety.Each trip carries a comprehensive first aid kit and stretcher.

Each trip leader is in radio communication with our bases in Victoria Falls and Livingstone and with M.A.R.S. (Medical Air Rescue Service) in Victoria Falls. Clients are automatically covered by M.A.R.S. on their day’s trip.

Kayak standing wave zambezi river

The one-day kayaking trip runs year round depending on water levels.

Low Water Run Approximately July to January (stopping in between if river too high).

High Water Run Approximately January to June.

There is an option to do a half-day (Rapids 4-11) during the low water run.


We can accommodate a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 2 clients a day.


Minimum age is 15. There is no maximum age limit but a good state of health and physical fitness is required. As the kayak may need to be Eskimo rolled, there is a maximum weight limit of 90kg.


Early morning tea, coffee and egg and bacon rolls will be provided at check-in on the Zambian side with tea and coffee on the Zimbabwean side. Orange juice and water is also carried on the rafts. A full lunch with drinks is provided after rapid no 10. After the climb to the top of the gorge, clients will be offered a full braai (only on the Zambian side at the Waterfront) with ice-cold beers and soft drinks.


Videos and photos will be taken daily. Videos will be part of the Safari Par Excellence days rafting tape. The video can be seen straight after the trip at the Waterfront or later that evening at the designated show venue and copies of both the video and photographs are available for purchase.

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Email us at info@falconsafaris.com



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