Zambesi River Low-Tide White-water Rafting

3 Days Solo Trip in Summer Zimbabwe - Zambia for Victoria Falls
December 26 to 28, 2018


My 1st time experience to be capsized in rafting; on rapid #18 (Oblivion), class #5. The 3rd crashing wave is responsible for more raft flips than any other in the world – only about 1 in 4 attempts succeed! This rapid marks the end of the “low water” one-day run.


The Zambezi River is acclaimed as the “wildest one-day whitewater run in the World” highly regarded by white water rafting enthusiasts as one of the top ten paddling rivers on the planet! Zambezi white water rafting has been classified by the British Canoe Union as Grade 5 – which is “extremely difficult, long and violent rapids, steep gradients, big drops and pressure areas”. This is a high volume, pool-drop river with little exposed rock either in the rapids or in the pools below the rapids. “low water” run takes place when the Zambezi River is at its low level between July and mid-February. This is the most exciting time to go rafting. Day trips run between rapids 1 and 19. “high water” run when the water rises and flows more rapidly and the day trips move downstream from rapids 11 to 24. Usually between February to July with a short “closed” season around April/May depending on the season’s rains.
https://www.zambezi.com/blog/2012/zambezi-white-water-rafting/

Day 2: December 27, 2018 Thursday

breakfast 7; pick-up for white water rafting (Shearwater white water rafting booking 118)
includes lunch, unlimited drinks (water, soda, beer), guide fee, park fee, pick-up/drop-off to hotel)
0900H ETD Victoria Falls town
250masl steep trekking;  1st time experience capsized raft in the middle of level 5 rapid; I don't swim.
1430H ETD Zambesi River; photos 11
1500H ETA Rest Camp and Lodge; early dinner 17; Victoria Falls Airport Shuttle 14; beers 6
Total: 55 USD

Zambesi River Low-Tide White-water Rafting

Zambesi River Low-Tide White-water Rafting

Zambesi River Low-Tide White-water Rafting

Zambesi River Low-Tide White-water Rafting

Zambesi River Low-Tide White-water Rafting

Zambesi River Low-Tide White-water Rafting

Zambesi River Low-Tide White-water Rafting

Zambesi River Low-Tide White-water Rafting

Zambesi River Low-Tide White-water Rafting



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