Upper Zambezi Canoeing Safari – Victoria Falls – To Do Africa

Upper Zambezi Canoeing Safari – Victoria Falls

From $150.00

Half Day Upper Zambezi Canoeing Safari – Victoria Falls

The Upper Zambezi River is a beautiful place for canoeing (we use rafts for safety), with stunning vegetation such as ebonies, water berries, palms and a tremendous variety of acacia and Albizia. 

Embark on an exhilarating journey along the mighty Zambezi River with the Upper Zambezi Half Day Canoeing Safari offered by the renowned Victoria Falls Canoeing Company on the Zimbabwe side. As you paddle through the tranquil waters, surrounded by breathtaking scenery and diverse wildlife, you’ll experience the thrill of adventure while immersing yourself in the beauty of Africa’s wilderness. Led by experienced guides, this half-day excursion promises unforgettable encounters with hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species, all against the stunning backdrop of the Zambezi’s lush riverbanks. Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or a first-time adventurer, this safari offers the perfect blend of excitement and serenity for an unforgettable experience in Victoria Falls.

Safety first
With our Zambezi canoeing safaris, safety is our major concern. A full safety briefing is given before the safari commences and paddle training is given on dry land and then perfected on the river. The raft guide is always accompanied by a trainee/paddler, a comprehensive first aid kit and communications equipment is always carried.

From $150.00


Things to Note

Minimum of 2 Guests Maximum 12.

Minimum age: 9 years

Dress Code / What to Bring:

Swimwear, board shorts, costumes.
Light quick drying long sleeved shirt a for sun protection.
River sandals or shoes able to get wet.
Sun hat and sunscreen.
Cameras (we carry dry boxes for cameras)
Personal medications you may require.

Experience Highlights

Glide serenely along the Zambezi River, surrounded by the stunning landscapes of Victoria Falls, on this half-day canoeing safari.

Encounter Africa’s iconic wildlife up close as you spot hippos, crocodiles, and a myriad of bird species in their natural habitat.

Feel the rush of excitement as you navigate gentle rapids and meandering channels, led by expert guides with a wealth of knowledge about the region’s ecology.

Excitement of running small Grade 2 Rapids.

Operating Schedule

Pick up time: between 07h00 am and 07h30 am from your accommodation in Victoria Falls

Safety briefing and equipment check.

Drive through the Zambezi National Park to the launch site

Teas and Coffees with a continental breakfast

Canoe the Zambezi River.

Light refreshing Lunch on the banks of the river, including beers and softdrinks.


Return time: 13h00 pm to 13h30 pm approximately

Overview of Upper Zambezi Canoeing Safari

  • Time: The Upper Zambezi Half Day Canoeing Safari typically begins in the morning, pickup from your lodge at between 07h00 am to 07h30 am .
  • Duration: The safari lasts approximately four to five hours, offering ample time to explore the Zambezi River and its surroundings. You should be back at your lodge at approximately 13h30 pm.
  • Itinerary: After a brief safety briefing and equipment overview, participants will embark on their canoeing adventure from designated launch points along the river. Throughout the journey, experienced guides will lead the way, sharing insights into the region’s ecology and pointing out wildlife sightings along the route. The safari includes breaks for rest, refreshments, and opportunities to observe the abundant wildlife in their natural habitat.
  • Requirements: While no previous canoeing experience is necessary, participants should be reasonably fit and comfortable on the water. 

Package Inclusions

Package Includes
Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Package Excludes

Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.