recipes & lifehacks
The Zambezi river is 45 meters deep, mountain rapids rate of flow reaches 30 km/h. Over half of 13 rapids in Zambezi belongs to 5th category of difficulty (8th and 9th are absolutely wayless and called rapids for condemned rafters. In the middle of the itinerary there is a vibrant cascade of three rapids (100 meters long) that locals call washing machine.
Photo: Zambezi rafting, © Pascal Boegli
Water rises up to 3 meters to kick you out of the boat and makes you lose your bearings. Vest is unfastening, helmet is falling off - the only thought in your head: these 100 meters are endless or what?
Photo: When you think it's all over, an alligator suddenly appears, © Diogo Lopes
The following sequence of events will make you break a sweat - crocodiles crawl out on the Zambezi shore seeking for the next victim. And right at this moment the instructions on how to behave with a crocodile and how to defend in case of attack will surely come in handy.
How to do?
2. Gathering is at 8 am. Get the necessary equipment and listen to the instructions very attentively - you'll find out what to do when you see a crocodile.
3. The rafting programme includes lunch on the shore in the shade of dense pine wood and refreshing drinks at the end of the itinerary. For those who got lack of extreme, jumps from a 10-meter rock are on offer.
Where to do?
The forth longest river in Africa flows through 6 countries and falls into the Indian Ocean. It is known for its Victoria falls and extreme rafting.10
When to do?
Tips and hints
6-24-people group. The payment is from pound sterling currency rate.