Your Travel Experience with Pure Africa Experiences
Transfer To Royal Livingstone
Pick up Lion Encounter offices, Zimbabwe and proceed through border crossing and visa formalities.
Arrive in Zambia at The Royal Livingstone Hotel
Arrive in Zambia at The Royal Livingstone Hotel To start your day
Livingstone Island / Devils Pool collects clients from Royal sundeck by boat (activity includes breakfast and drinks)
Half Day White Water Rafting
Commercial rafting first commenced on the Zambezi River in 1981 and since then this activity has grown in popularity to the point where a rafting trip on the Zambezi is now a regular feature in many tourist itineraries, and is now internationally acclaimed as the best one-day white water rafting trip available in the world. We have the ONLY guiding team on the Zambezi who are all accredited by the International Rafting Federation. The morning section of the river is classified as Grade 5 “extremely difficult, long and violent rapids, steep gradients, big drops and pressure areas”. The afternoon section is slightly less challenging and is of a lower grade. HALF DAY AM LOW WATER The low water rafting season runs approximately from end July / early August to the middle of January, depending upon the water level - each year this can change as and when levels increase or decrease. The popularity of the Low Water Rafting run on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River is largely due to the opportunity of experiencing the incredible view of the Victoria Falls from the Boiling Pot. AM Low Water – Rapids 1 – 10 Full safety briefing Clients are divided into rafting crews before the transfer to the falls entrance, where they commence the walk down to the boiling pot in the Batoka gorge, below the falls. The walk has a gradient of 1 in 3, and a person of average fitness can manage this in approximately 15 minutes. On reaching the bottom of the Gorge all equipment is then checked again before an “in boat” safety brief is given, only when everybody is comfortable and happy does your journey on the mighty Zambezi to rapid #10 begin. On arrival at rapid #10, clients walk / climb out of the gorge – this has a gradient of 1 in 3, and a person of average fitness can manage this in approximately 20 minutes (although it is fairly steep and tricky). Suitable footwear is needed for this walk. On arrival at the top of the gorge, it’s time to take a well-earned breather and enjoy some refreshing soft drinks and bottled water before the road transfer back through the local villages en route to our rafting base at The Victoria Falls Waterfront Return to The Victoria Falls Waterfront for lunch and watch DVD of your day on the river.
The sunset cruise goes along the river boundary of the Mosi-Oa- Tunya National Park, alongside Siloka Island and back to the Waterfront jetty. From the boat, sightings of wildlife coming down to the river to drink are common. There is also an abundance of hippos, crocodiles and birdlife. An experienced guide accompanies each cruise and has good knowledge on the wildlife and local history of the area. Makumbi – Maximum 100 clients, minimum 4 clients, double-decker with open sided top level and enclosed lower level (with open windows). Mambushi – Maximum 20 clients, minimum 4, double-decker with small open viewing platform on top level, open sided lower level. Boat used will be dependent on number of clients booked on the day. Included - Fully stocked bar includes local beer, wine, spirits, mixers and soft drinks.
Included - Snacks (ie. Cheese straws, mini pizzas, sausage rolls, peanuts) and light dinner(Braai/BBQ - chicken, boerewors, rolls and salad) Included - ZAWA park fees of USD10 per person
Transfer Back To Victoria Falls
Arrive at the lion Encounter Offices Zimbabwe